Tree Trimming 2 - Instant Video
During an emergency, a tree crew may not be available, and it may not be possible to postpone a job. When this occurs, linemen often handle small tree trimming jobs, or work as part of a crew to clear large trees from power lines. This 29-minute video covers the basic tasks and safety precautions associated with emergency tree trimming work.
Planning a Tree Trimming Job – 8 minutes
Identifies three basic steps for planning a tree trimming job and describe how each can be accomplished.
Working Safely – 10 minutes
Describes how to perform tree trimming work safely from a bucket truck and from a pole. Describes how to perform tree trimming work safely from the ground, from a ladder, and from a tree.
Controlling the Load – 11 minutes
Describes considerations that affect whether rigging is needed for tree trimming work. Identifies some commonly used tree cuts and explain when each type is used.