Produced collaboratively by ISA and The Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA), this training series was created to improve the safety, productivity, and morale of field crew personnel responsible for ground operations. The DVD set and workbook combination provide a comprehensive educational tool with CEU exams and answers sheets. You can earn a total of five CEUs* toward ISA recertification by completing the workbook test answer sheets, returning them to ISA for grading, and receiving a score of 80% or greater. (©2000, each lesson approx. 15 min.)
Basic Training for Ground Operations in Tree Care
• An Orientation to the Arboriculture Profession - Introduces new employees to the tree care profession. Discusses key safety
issues and the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) to
prepare workers for ground operations. (1.0 CEU*)
• Vehicle Safety - Explains pre-trip preparation and safety
inspections for trucks and chippers. Addresses safe driving, parking, and vehicle/equipment operations requirements. (1.0 CEU*)
• Job Planning & Preparation - Provides instruction on the key
elements in job planning and preparation, including site inspection, worksite hazard identification, work plan development and job briefing, and emergency preparedness. (1.0 CEU*)
• Working Safely and Efficiently - Covers issues relevant to
ground work, such as preparing equipment and gear, controlling
traffic, sequencing work, and supporting climbers. (1.0 CEU*)
• Brush Chipper Operation & Maintenance - Reviews preventive
maintenance checks and discusses methods for towing the
chipper, preparing for use, gathering and feeding brush into the
chipper, and performing maintenance in the field. (1.0 CEU* )
*These CEU credits may be submitted only once during the life of your certification.
Additional workbooks may be purchased separately.
Also available in Spanish.