Employee Stories

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    Employee Stories – Chris Hatcliff

    The industry might be tree management, but supervisor Chris Hatcliff notes his role is often about removing more than just tree limbs. It’s about dealing with any “roadblocks” that might affect his crew of up to 15 who work around power lines as part of the AusNet Power Network contract in Victoria. It’s also about removing any confusion and concerns when it comes to dealing with the public.

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    Employee Stories – Ewan Marshall

    When field worker Ewan Marshall requested Active supply him an iPad back in 2011, he knew this nifty piece of technology had the potential to change his day-to-day operations in tree management. Little did he know it would also change his career path within the company.

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    Employee Stories – Kevin Mosbey

    Working as a vegetation inspector may seem a far cry from Immigration and Detention, but occasionally, just occasionally the skills overlap, notes Active employee Kevin Mosbey.

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    Employee Stories – Rebecca Sara

    Like many working at Active Tree Services, Rebecca Sara’s role has allowed her to scale new heights, but it’s in a support role rather than on the front line of tree management.

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    Employee Stories – Aaron Kincaid

    After almost 10 years in total with Active Tree Services Arron Kincaid admits he still gets a rush from the job. “Where else do you get to drive trucks, handle chainsaws and work around live power lines, and they pay you for it?” he asks. In fact Arron likes the environment and company ethos so much he has worked for Active on two occasions.

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    Employee Stories – The Fishers

    At Ringwood in Victoria, married couple Luke and Katrina Fisher share a unique perspective of tree management. Working in very different fields of Active Tree Services, they bring their own expertise to the Council contracts they oversee.

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    Employee Stories – Shaun Hitchcock

    Far beyond the city limits of Sydney, scoper and notifier Shaun Hitchcock is “filling in the dots”, accessing the latest technology to mark where trees need trimming and vegetation is to be cleared beneath power lines.

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    Employee Stories – Baijin Yu

    Each day arborist Baijin Yu takes pride in making the city he loves just a little bit better. Working with Active Tree Services on the City of Sydney contract, his role varies from assessing and selecting trees to be pruned, to ground line trimming as he learns the finer points of arboriculture on the job.

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    Employee Stories – Gage Owens

    In South Australia, Active Tree Services’ climber Gage Owen has no qualms about working at height and isn’t fazed by powerlines. But the looming shadow of a huntsman spider coming into view over the top of your work visor, well that takes a bit of getting used to, he says.

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    Employee Stories – Richard Crawford

    When you’re working 1.2m from 22,000 volt power lines, you’ve “got to keep your wits about you”. Nine days a fortnight Richard Crawford does just that in his role as an Elevating Work Platform (EWP) operator based out of Darwin.

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