Emergency Response and High Angle Rescue
This course is designed to educate tree climbers and/or aerial lift operators in the most likely scenarios where they may have to respond to an emergency. Emphasis is on emergency preparedness, readiness, accident prevention, and emergency medicine. 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, emergency medicine, 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 “hands on” rescue opportunities and practice.
This course meets the ANSI/ASSE Z490 Criteria for Accepted Practices in Safety, Health, and Environmental Training as well as ANSI Z133, OSHA 1910.331 and 1910.269