Safety & Training

Safety & Training

Maintaining Industry Standards and Safe Working Practices

Safety is a top priority at Advantage Tree Care. We are fully insured and employ a team of highly skilled arborists ensuring that every new member of the team is introduced to our safe working practices.

There are several levels to operating a safe work site. On top of the relevant insurance, risk assessments and work safety procedures, we understand that one of the most important factors to a safe work site is a happy and healthy team. One of our core values is to respect and treat our employees well. Tree work is an amazing job to be involved with and when you care for your crews the job becomes even more satisfying and this reflects in the standard of tree work provided. We have found that how we treat our team has given us an edge over the traditional way of operating. We are fortunate to attract high quality and experienced tree experts making us one of the most dedicated and well respected tree companies in Victoria.

COVID-19 How we are responding

COVID-19: Our response (Last Updated April 1st, 2020)

We are still operating with normal business hours.

We are lucky that we work outside in nature with little minimal contact with people. However, please be reassured that Advantage Tree Care staff are taking the following precautions to protect themselves and our customers.

  • Any staff showing symptoms (fever, cough, sneezing, sore throat, difficulty breathing) will be self-isolating and not working on job sites or seeing customers.
  • All staff will be adhering to social distancing practices both in and out of work.
  • All staff will be adhering to best hygiene practices including regular thorough handwashing, use of hand sanitizer and baby wipes for cleaning down hands and surfaces whilst at the job site.
  • Our team will call or text you when they arrive at your property.
  • Our team will not knock on your door and will call you to ask any questions.
  • If you would like to discuss anything with our team they are they for you to talk to and will respectfully maintain a 2 meter distance.

If you would like a quote for tree services but do not wish to meet us in person, we are happy to discuss your needs over the phone and can visit your property to look at the trees without you being there and give you a quote via email.

For further reliable information on the COVID-19 pandemic please visit the Government of Canada website via this link.

Continually Training

We are always keeping up with current techniques and training to ensure a healthier and safer work place for our team and clients

Safety training in progress at Advantage Tree Care

We are ISA certified, experienced arborists, offering high quality tree services. You can be assured that you and your trees are in the best of hands.

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We ensure that we are always on top of our game when it comes to safety and training. To achieve this we;
  • Have an experienced core team of qualified arborists
  • Carry out on site risk assessments, identifying potential hazards and assessing how we can eliminate or minimize them prior to starting each job
  • Provide ongoing industry training opportunities for all of our employees
  • Ensure a healthy work/life balance which is essential, especially in a high risk job such as this
  • Collaborate with other skilled industry arborists, sharing experiences, knowledge and important  industry information around particular techniques, incidents and equipment.
  • Attend industry events such as ISA (Intentional Society of Arboriculture) conferences, Climbing Competitions, and local industry events such as Soak and Loam.

The nature of tree work is that it is very diverse, each job can present new challenges and opportunities to lean. As such, where jobs allow we take the opportunity to learn from real scenarios strengthening and building on the skills and knowledge of our overall team of arborists.

Communication is an essential part of a safe work site, that is especially true when dealing with removals. We work with and operate loud machinery and it is essential that the climber can have clear, unbroken means to communicate with their ground crew. We use top of the range Sena “in helmet” communication equipment.