Stop Hockling Me!

Jessica Cofer Blog

When working at height, there are many factors that come into play in regards to equipment, the environment and the work to be done. One speed bump that we may encounter when rigging is hockling, or twisting ropes. Owen Gluck, a NATS Safety and Training Specialist with several years of experience in residential tree care, shares his experience with hockling. …

A Safe and Healthy 4th of July

Jessica Cofer Blog

The 4th of July weekend is upon us, and NATS offices will be closed Monday, July 4th in observance of the national holiday.  That said, we thought we’d share a few tips* to help make yours a safe and healthy 4th of July.  Make sure you’re using a clean grill: A dirty grill can be a breeding ground for germs and …

NATS Partners with Vermeer for Enhanced Trainings

Betsy Long Blog

NATS is proud to partner with Vermeer, one of our Safety Alliance Partners, to offer a full range of trainings across the United States. Through this partnership, our exceptional instructors bring even more to their trainings that enhances the experience for not only their students, but for the instructors, too! For an insider’s perspective on the Vermeer trainings, we talked …

NATS is Proud to be a Petzl Technical Partner

Jessica Cofer Blog

                  Last fall, NATS took our relationship with Petzl to the next level by becoming a Petzl Technical Partner (PTP). What does that mean? According to Petzl, each PTP is “a recognized expert company or individual in a vertical environment that demonstrates a thorough understanding of their respective industry, contributes to the …

It’s Time to Prepare for Summer

Jessica Cofer Blog

In what seems like a blink of an eye, we’re well into spring and summer is right around the corner. It’s time for warmer days, school breaks, vacations, and time with family and friends. Now is a terrific time to gear up for the busy summer season when it comes to your work so that there’s more time for play. …