|Document ID (ISN)||111799|
|Convention or series no.
||Detter A., Cowell C., McKeown L., Howard P.
Health and Safety Executive
||Evaluation of current rigging and dismantling practices used in arboriculture
||HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2008. vi, 361p. Illus. 36 ref.
||RR_668.pdf [in English]
||Arboricultural work is physically demanding. It is often carried out at height and carries a high risk of injury. It is estimated that fatal and major injury incidence rates for arboriculture are at least double those of the construction industry. Recent analysis of arboricultural accidents has shown that 10% are due to high falls, a further 6% to low or unspecified falls and another 6% to uncontrolled swings in the tree. This report presents the results of a comprehensive study into a number of safety and health issues related to rigging operations used in the dismantling of trees in the United Kingdom. The information it contains should enable the arboriculture sector to determine good practices in carrying out risk assessments prior to dismantling a tree, planning and organizing rigging operations, and selecting measures to mitigate risks and accidents.
||United Kingdom; tree felling; hazard evaluation; safe working methods
||protection against falls from heights; public OSH institutions; research; falls from heights; collapse; report
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Mechanical hazards, transport
||Falls from heights
Forestry and logging