L1 Tree Climbing Methods, Work Positioning & Best Practice

L1 Tree Climbing Methods, Work Positioning & Best Practice

3-day module - no prerequisites other than the eligibility to attend requirements.

Course Description
The participants will be educated and trained in modern tree climbing methods and learn about the systems and techniques that make tree climbing and work positioning safer, easier, and more efficient. We will look at the different tools and techniques employed in a Moving Rope Climbing System(Doubled Rope Technique, DdRT) vs a Stationary Rope Climbing System (Single Rope Technique, SRT). We will discuss some of the advantages and disadvantages of both climbing systems. Learn through both theoretical and practical learning activities how to make the fundamental physics & mechanical advantage in your climbing system work for you! This course will also introduce work positioning best practice with hand saws & chainsaws emphasizing safety, skill and productivity.

Course Topics:

* Safety and Risk Management
* Setting Lines and Establishing Tie-In Points
* Climbing Equipment
* Ropes:  Care, Construction & Maintenance
* Climbing Knots & Hitches
* Rope Climbing
* Spur Climbing:  Methods and Best Practice
* Climbing Techniques and Methods
* Working Aloft

For an expanded course outline, please contact the ArborMaster office

What to bring
Students are encouraged to bring any equipment they use and/or would like to discuss with the instructor

Personal Protective Equipment:  (PPE)  Required
 - Hard Hat
 - Ear Protection
 - Eye Protection
 - Work Gloves
 - Work Boots

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