Des Moines Safe Tree Service
Tree care is one of the most dangerous professions in the U.S., particularly if performed by amateurs or untrained personnel. Statistics show that performing tree care is more dangerous than working for a police or fire department. Every year homeowners are injured or killed trying to do their own tree work. They should not perform tree work involving climbing of any kind, work from a ladder to prune a tree, or attempt to cut-down trees. XTreme Tree is fully insured to cover worker’s compensation, property damage and personal liability in case of accidents.
Safe Tree Service
An Industry Leader in Safety — Safety Above All Else
XTreme Tree employees are trained to think and act safely from their first day on the job. The performance of safe tree care on a client's property is foremost in importance at XTreme Tree. This emphasis benefits our employees and ultimately our clients in terms of service and cost.
Company-Wide Policy for Employees
XTreme Tree has developed a comprehensive safety-training program which includes:
- Safety and training coordinators assigned to each service region.
- Safety manuals issued to all crews.
- Mandatory weekly tailgate safety talks.
- Bi-monthly safety meetings.
- Regularly scheduled safety training sessions.
- Formal skills training courses for arborists.
Focus on Prevention
Through our training programs, XTreme Tree has developed safe work practices designed to prevent accidents. Safety is a mental attitude that requires a conscious recognition of potential hazards and a knowledge of the proper techniques used to overcome potentially dangerous situations. These safety precautions are built into every task performed by our employees. A safe workplace for both the employee and the client is imperative.
Safety Guidelines and Regulations
XTreme Tree has helped develop industry standards for safe tree care operations. These guidelines provide safety standards for workers engaged in pruning, repairing, maintaining, or removing trees. ANSI, CSA, and EU standards are the recognized safety standards for tree care throughout the world. Adel adheres to all the safety requirements in the U.S. Our company shares similar goals with OSHA (U.S.) to reduce occupational injury. XTreme Tree's reputation among these agencies is excellent.
At XTreme Tree, Safety is Key
Recent research demonstrates what those of us in the tree care industry already know: tree care is a dangerous business. According to research, tree care workers have the highest accident rate of any job for a municipality. In fact, the most dangerous act you can do on the job is to remove a tree.
This sobering information is one reason why XTreme Tree decided to build upon our focus on safety leadership. After years of focusing on our company’s safety record, we had reached a consistent safety level, but we were not content with that. We wanted to figure out how to get even better.