Ground worker

 

Course Description

Tree work is teamwork. Even the most skilled climber or aerial lift operator relies on competent skilled ground support. Often times the safety and efficiency of the job is decided not by the worker aloft, but by the ground crew. This course is designed to give arborists new to the industry a strong foundation in basic ground worker skills. Understanding job planning and JSA documentation, efficient work flow, operation of brush chippers and basic chainsaw use will be covered. Ground assist for workers aloft, basic knots and rope use for lowering and tree felling are also explained to bring students a comprehensive training experience and the ability to rapidly contribute to the safe completion of production arboriculture.

SPECIFIC TOPICS OF INSTRUCTION:

  • Integrated Risk Management and Emergency Readiness
  • Communications
  • Creating a Safe Work Area
  • Accident Prevention Work Practices
  • Chipper Operations
  • Throw Line
  • Rope Work
  • Chainsaw Design, Feature Benefits and Starting
  • Chainsaw Safety and Operations
  • Limbing and Bucking
  • Chainsaw Maintenance
 
 

 
 

ISA and CTSP Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available for these trainings

 
 

 

For More Information:

To book a training or to receive more information, please contact us at 888-652-9116 or email us at INFO@NATSTRAINING.COM.