With the winter season fast approaching, Belmont SES volunteers tested their chainsaw skills on the weekend.
With our new premises soon to commence construction, we decided it was a good chance to tidy up the bushland surrounding our future building. As the SES doesn’t actually fell trees (we leave the hard work to the professional contractors) , we practiced our techniques on fallen and dead timber found on the premises.
“It was a good refresher on our skills before winter.” States Training Manager, Suzi Hayward. “During winter we get calls to a lot of properties damaged by uprooted trees or falling limbs damaged by strong winds.”
To prevent the SES having to visit your house after a storm, ensure your trees are trimmed back from buildings and especially from power lines. NEVER work around powerlines – leave that to the professionals. See Western Power for approved contractors.