Arboriculture/Industry operations and safety

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First aid[edit]

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Grounds person duties[edit]

Tree climbing and pruning[edit]

Electricity supply lines[edit]

Chainsaws[edit]

First aid requirements[edit]

Please refer to page 35 of the Approved Code of Practice for Safety and Health in Tree Work - Part 1: Arboriculture http://www.osh.govt.nz/order/catalogue/pdf/arborcode.pdf

  1. All arboriculture operations must have at least 1 person with current first aid certification from either St Johns, Red Cross or other recognised (OSH) first aid training provider.
  2. A fully stocked first aid kit must be at every work site
  3. First aid kits will be stored so as to ensure the contents are protected against contamination by dust, heat, moisture or any other element.
  4. Specific environments and situations may require additional first aid items for which an inspector's advise should be sort.
  5. In the event of an accident a seriously injured person shall not be moved, but made comfortable, until qualified medical advice is available.
  6. At a minimum, a first aid kit for up to 10 will contain:
* Individually wrapped triangular bandages x 2
* Individually wrapped roller bandages x 2
* Individually wrapped sterile dressings (non-adhesive) x 5
* Individually wrapped sterile eye pads with attachment x 4
* Individually wrapped sterile adhesive dressings x 5
* Individually wrapped sterile wound dressings (non-medicated) (a) medium x 1 (b) large x 2
* Safety pins x 6
* Disposable gloves x 2 pairs
* Card listing local emergency numbers
* List of minimum contents of kit
* Basic first aid notes (e.g. St John, Red Cross)
* Hepatitis B/Aids notice on first aid box
* Resusci-aid mask
* If tap water is not available, sterile water or sterile normal saline in disposable containers, each holding at least 300mls, shall be kept near the first aid box.

NB. Where aborists work alone, a belt attached first aid kit will contain the following minimum requirements:

* Individually wrapped crepe or roller bandage x 2
* Individually wrapped large sterile wound dressings x 2


Types of injuries

ID Danger

  • Live power
  • Chainsaw still running
  • Hangers

Response

  • Is victim conscious

Personal protective equipment[edit]

Codes of practice[edit]

PDF for print of the New Zealand Code of Practice for Safety and Health in Tree Work - Part 1: Arboriculture

Chainsaw operation[edit]

Safety features of chainsaws[edit]

Chainsaw maintenance[edit]

Starting Methods[edit]

Hazards relating chainsaw use[edit]

(not to use above shoulder... not on stock piled logs..) cutting with tip of saw can cause kickback

Transporting a chainsaw and fuel[edit]

Safe storage[edit]

Refueling[edit]

Responsibilities of an employer[edit]

New Zealand Health and Safety in Employment Act[edit]

Use of agrichemicals[edit]

Maintain hand tools[edit]

Advanced felling techniques[edit]

Amenity[edit]

Brush chipper and stump grinder[edit]