Is tree removal a significant part of your tree companies business?
Would you like to improve your safety and efficiency removing trees and ensure you and your crews
have safety training pertaining to tree removal and rigging? Would you like to piece apart a tree in
sections small enough to be ‘cut and chucked’? Would you like to have more confidence in your
ability to safely and quickly drop the top of a tree and land it clear of obstacles?
This course is designed to educate and train tree climbers on the physics and techniques of removing
treetops, fundamental rigging for removal and rigging heavy wood. Participants will be educated in
shock load, potential energy and reactive forces of rigging heavy wood where the rigging point is
below the load. Basic training in specific techniques and tools for the rigging of wood, butt hitching,
knot and hitch tying are major components of this course. Advantages and limitations of rope and
hardware configurations are examined and analyzed in the course. This course is also designed to
educate tree workers about the legislation and safety requirements related to working with a
chainsaw from an aerial position. Tree spur climbing & work positioning techniques are also a
significant part of this course.