Compact Lift Safety, operations and rescue Techniques
This course is designed to educate aerial lift operators in safe set up and use of a compact lift. It will also cover positioning the device for safety and effectiveness while cutting aloft. Finally we will discuss the most likely scenarios where they may have to respond to an emergency. Emphasis is on emergency preparedness, readiness and accident prevention. The importance of self-rescue strategies and understanding the ‘working alone’ definition reinforces the importance of emergency readiness. Participants are educated in the truths about tree work accidents and fatalities, information based on arborist statistics and industry reviews provides the basis for the specific rescue techniques trained and practiced. Participants are educated in key terms and definitions relating to rope parts, knots, hitches and specialized equipment. Physics concepts such as reaction force and potential energy associated with various rope rescue systems and configurations complete this comprehensive course. This course involves hand’s on rescue opportunities and practice.
This course meets the ANSI / ASSE Z490.1 Criteria for Accepted Practices in Safety, Health, and Environmental Training as well as OSHA 1910.67,1910.68, & 1910.269, and ANSI Z133, Z359, & A92.