Tree climbing with a full compliment of safety gear shows your customers and employees that you are serious about doing the job right and preserving everyone's safety. Tree climbing injuries are very unforgiving, and a few dollars spent on safety gear and standards could prevent thousands in medical bills and lost productivity. Every climber should own and use at least a helmet, chaps, eye and hearing protection, and gloves.
The 2012 ANSI Z.133 standard cover the safety requirements for tree care operations.
Perhaps the most essential piece of climbing safety gear, a good helmet is a priceless investment. Unlike hard hats, climbing helmets protect against impact from all sides.
Hard hats protect the user from impact from the top only, and are absolutely essential safety gear for ground workers. (A true helmet is required for tree climbing.)