Professional Interoperability: Working With First Responders

Let’s begin our thought process by considering the workplace incident where you cannot perform a rescue of an injured climber aloft. Perhaps an aerial rescue (A/R) is not appropriate for the patient’s condition or injury, because of a lack of personnel trained in A/R or for myriad other factors preventing completion of the rescue prior […]

TCIA Arborist Skills: Tree inspection – A continuous process

Steve Connally discusses how to perform a tree inspection. Steve Connally, CTSP and ISA Certified Arborist, is owner and operator of Adaptable Aerial Solutions, LLC, a two-year TCIA member company based in Suffolk, Virginia. A production climber for 23 years, he is also an NCCCO Licensed Crane Operator, a Crane Safety Climber School instructor and […]

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If You Build It, Will They Come? Keeping Your Grapple Saw Busy

The versatility of the grapple-saw crane, also called a boom-mounted grapple saw, is advantageous to many tree-service professionals. The majority of these businesses have purchased and used the rig for their own operations. Others use it to subcontract. In this article, we’ll look at how the owner of a grapple-saw crane can market his or […]

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