MIS314 Utility Tree Work covers the work tasks of utility tree work around conductors and other assets, including a brief summary of the underpinning knowledge necessary to select and perform suitable pruning operations to achieve a variety of objectives.
Utility tree work is a broad term which covers a wide range of tasks. In the context of this standard, the term utility tree work is used specifically to describe all tree pruning and removal work in the vicinity of utility infrastructure.
This document is one in a series of Minimum Industry Standards, which are nationally agreed standards developed by tree workers as descriptions of the skills and knowledge that are required to safely perform tree work tasks. This standard focuses on the role of the tree worker, performing vegetation management tasks such as tree pruning or removal.
This standard does not describe scoping, auditing, setting clearance distances, identifying hazard trees, or other tasks which are required by network authorities. Whilst an overview of vegetation management requirements is provided, management-level considerations are beyond the scope of this standard.
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