Arborists have accident rates 10 times greater than the all-industry average, however, based on emergency room statistics, homeowners are 5 times more likely to cause injury or death while involved in tree maintenance or removal. Safety is easily overlooked when there is a job to do but it could have life alter consequences.
Because of these risks the arboricultural industry has some of the highest workers compensation in the nation. Guys who do not carry insurance can undercut prices of established tree companies, but it comes with risks. Uninsured workers leave you liable for damages and injuries that occur on your property. With an industry-wide accident rate like ours, who wants to take that chance.
At Wellnitz Tree Care we are constantly learning and improving our skills and awareness. Our company made the commitment to send one of our employees through the Tree Care Industry Association’s Certified Tree Care Safety Professional course. At the time, he was one of the first CTSP’s in Kansas and at the time of this article, there are only 6 companies in the state who employ a CTSP.
What steps do we take to ensure your safety and ours?
Wellnitz Tree Care strives to be among the safest tree care operations in the nation. Click the link below to review nationwide incident reports.
310 Congress Street, Emporia, KS 66801 • 5709 SW 21st St., Suite 108, Topeka, KS 66604