Fill out our simple 'Tree worker incident form' and play your part in improving the safety of our industry with our crowd-sourced data.
The Arboriculture industry statistically is one of the most dangerous professions in the world. It is imperative that the health and safety within our industry keeps evolving. It is our responsibility as Arborists to implement the safe work practices on our job sites, to wear all relevant PPE, to train apprentices and new hires in the correct way without allowing bad habits and potentially dangerous techniques.
We need to analyze our own incidents, learn from them, and figure out where mistakes were made and how the incident can be avoided/prevented in the future. We have to share these stories and experiences with our colleagues, and if possible to an even broader audience through social media and industry events.
Our goal is to create the most comprehensive 'Tree Worker incident database' that includes close calls and injuries. This database outlines the type of injury, the cause, a detailed description of the incident, factors leading to the incident and what could have been changed to avoid the injury (in the opinion of the contributor).
|Date of incident||07/18/2019|
|Location of incident||Devon|
|Age of impacted party||55 and 50|
|Type of incident|
|Type of equipment involved|
|Type of injury|
|Bodily injury to|
|Involvement of contributor||Worker performing task|
|Causes of the incident|
|Description of incident|
Climber attacked by bees whilst working in the tree. Pre climb inspection missed the bees nest.
Other more difficult work was being done on the site. Perhaps the nest would have been spotted had a more through pre climb inspection been done.
|Incident review and preventative measures|
Always have a good pre climb inspection. Climber was able to escape efficiently on his climbing system (rope runner/srt)
|Link to media|
|Form completed by (optional)||David Dobedoe|