Harnesses and fliplines and lanyards and lifelines should follow the ANSI Z133.1 standard. Use of aerial lifts is encouraged in lieu of tree climbing.  Aerial lifts should be well maintained, and fall protection should be provided.  Platforms should be equipped with escape devices in case bees are disturbed while cutting trees and bushes and there is an immdiate need for a speedy controlled descent.

See “Introduction to Fall Protection, 4th Edition” page 208.

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