Arborist Skills – Climber Work Positioning

Ascent and descent make up a small percentage of what occurs during tree-climbing operations. Much of the time in the canopy is spent in a work position. When we stop climbing to accomplish the specific tasks/objectives of the job order, we must position ourselves in a manner not only to safely accomplish the task but […]

Climber Work Positioning

Ascent and descent make up a small percentage of what occurs during tree-climbing operations. Much of the time in the canopy is spent in a work position. When we stop climbing to accomplish the specific tasks/objectives of the job order, we must position ourselves in a manner not only to safely accomplish the task but […]

Tools of the Trade for Tree Climbing

One of the greatest benefits of being a tree climber is the ability to climb the style you wish to climb, as long as it’s within the parameters set forth by the ANSI Z133 and A300 standards. We have never had so many tools available to us as an industry as we do now, and […]

TCIA Arborist Skills: Selecting and Inspecting Crane Slings

Crane operations can be inherently complex and difficult, so having the right equipment is critical to the job going smoothly and safely. Here are some quick tips to selecting, and inspecting, the workhorses of a crane job – the slings. When selecting crane slings for a job, one of the key tasks to perform before […]

Creating a Culture of Safety

Creating a culture of safety. Before we discuss how to do this, let’s take a deeper look at what a culture of safety truly is! The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines culture and safety as follows: Culture: • The customary beliefs, social forms, and material traits of a racial, religious, or social group • The characteristic features […]

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