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Around 16% of all tree work accidents involve working at height according to official government statistics. The due diligence required for this type of work however is applicable to all gardeners, not just tree surgeons and those involved in working at height in trees. Tree surgeons often work at height when they are carrying out the maintenance and management of trees, shrubs, vines and other perennial woody plants. Working at height involves using the correct machinery to do so, therefore, tree surgeons need to be aware of the dangers associated with this machinery and what they must do to remain compliant and safe.