Workload studies are comprised of observations of daily operations and work performed by utility line clearance contractors. In addition to evaluating quality of work, a crew's quantity of work and efficiencies in executing it are examined. Recommendations are then made to the utility for next steps based on what is required of the vegetation management program.
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Crew Performance Evaluations
Crew performance evaluations, often performed anonymously, review day-to-day production and efficiencies of workers who clear vegetation along rights-of-way. Crews are inspected for adherence to industry best practices and ANSI safety standards such as proper cuts, effective trimming techniques and vehicle use and parking.
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Hazard Tree Assessment
A hazard tree assessment is completed by a trained forester, who inspects vegetation near power lines and identifies danger trees that may potentially fall into the lines, impacting reliability and safety. To help a utility client properly plan and budget, a hazard tree assessment identifies the most urgent and appropriate removals to decrease tree-related interruptions of service.