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MEA provides tree-trimming course to staff for safety and better landscaping


The Metropolitan Electricity Authority (MEA) organised a tree-trimming course from November 11-13 at its Sam Sen headquarters in Bangkok.

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The MEA wanted its staff and contractors to improve their skills in tree trimming and maintenance as well as promote personnel and public safety while working on big trees.

MEA provides tree-trimming course to staff for safety and better landscaping

“The programme was a collaboration between the MEA, the Faculty of Forestry at Kasetsart University and the Big Tree Network, which sent experts to give lectures on tree trimming and maintenance, tree risk assessment, as well as uses of ladder and safety equipment,” said Chanvet Yuwachit, deputy MEA governor.
“Participants also practised using an aerial vehicle to trim tree branches along powerlines while maintaining safety standards to prevent electric shocks and branches falling off that could pose a threat to pedestrians and property.

MEA provides tree-trimming course to staff for safety and better landscaping

“We expect that the training course would enable workers to work on trees in city areas and near powerlines according to the arboriculture principle, which would improve the landscape and reduce the risk of tree branches damaging powerlines or causing blackout in the areas,” he added.
“This course is a part of the MEA’s efforts in promoting work safety and power stability in city areas,” Chanvet said.

Published : November 14, 2020

By : THE NATION