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Safety Guide 3: Rigging and Dismantling

This leaflet provides an overview of safety guidance for anyone who is required to carry out rigging and dismantling as part of tree work operations. The guidance is summarised from the Technical Guide on the subject (TG3): Rigging and Dismantling.

It contains notes on good practice which are not compulsory but which you may find helpful in considering what you need to do.

When applying the principles and guidance laid out here a decision must be made as to whether it is necessary to climb the tree, or whether work may be carried out from the ground or from a Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP). Many of
the techniques described can be carried out when accessing the tree either by MEWP or by climbing.

For guidance on making that decision, reference should be made to the Industry Code of Practice for Arboriculture: Tree Work at Height (ICoP). Climbing
should only be undertaken when it is not reasonably practicable to do the work from ground level or from a platform. in that order.

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