Safety & Training
Safety – yours and ours – is at the forefront of our mind. Always.
Here at Carolina Tree Care, we’re acutely aware that tree care is one of the most dangerous jobs a person can have. It’s easy to see why – a simple mistake could lead to a heavy tree branch falling where we don’t want it to. And that’s just one scenario out of dozens.
It’s one thing to be aware of the danger. It’s another to do something about it. Carolina Tree Care is dedicated to maintaining a culture of safety. We want our crews alert, focused, and educated to cut down on accidents and mistakes as much as possible. We strive to offer safe tree services so you can rest easy when you hire us.
How do we do that? We make sure that your tree care crew is equipped with…
- The latest tools and equipment
- Arborist training
- Specialized training in the safe and efficient operation of aerial lifts, chain saws, brush grinders, chippers, and other tree service equipment
Your crew will also have been tested for drug use before they were hired. They participate in random drug testing throughout their employment, too.
When it comes to providing safe tree services in Charlotte, Greensboro, and Raleigh/Durham, NC, there’s no room for slacking on the job. To get the highest level of performance, you need the highest level of training. You can feel confident that our crew has and is continuously getting just that.
Not every tree care company has won awards for their safety record, just saying.
The Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) is known for developing safety programs and standards of practice that tree companies around the world follow. Not to toot our own horn, but to be recognized by an organization like this is kind of a big deal. Carolina Tree Care won the TCIA Safety Award “for outstanding contributions to safety in Arboriculture for a multi-faceted Safety Program demonstrating the company’s commitment to the safety and welfare of its employees.”
Don’t worry – we didn’t let this award go to our heads. We took the responsibility of providing safe tree services seriously before this award, and we’ve continued to do so afterward to protect our employees – and you.
When it comes to safe tree service training, there’s no such thing as overboard.
Our safety program is second to none. And now, as members of the Lewis Tree Service family, we’re leveraging even more best practices on our road to continuous improvement.
As part of our safety program, your crew participates in:
- Weekly tailgate safety sessions
- Crew and job-site safety inspections by a dedicated, full-time safety director and safety specialists from our insurance carrier
- Emergency response and aerial rescue training
- CPR/first aid training
- Electrical hazard awareness training
We also give out activity-based safety awards to reward and recognize safe practices.
Did we mention arborist training?
Carolina Tree Care encourages the continued education of all our employees. We’re more than happy to invest in arborist training programs so our professionals can become certified arborists through the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). That way, when we visit your property and provide an opinion about your tree, you’ll know our advice is sound.
Carolina Tree Care would love to work with you.
We understand the importance of caring for your trees in a safe, responsible way.
Contact us today to work with a team you can trust.