Ground Operations

We have recently updated parts of our Tree Care Academy program to better reflect the industry and to better support the industry needs. With our new updates, topics are no longer topical, but are instead more job specific.

Ground Operations 1-4 Focuses on the various parts of a Ground Operator's job and breaks it out into clear career pathways for you to advance your skills with.

Ground worker safely navigating the job site

Benefits for Employees

Completion of this training program helps you learn how to be a productive member of the crew on the ground during tree care operations on the job site.

Benefits for Employers

The checklist provided in the Ground Operations Specialist manual can be used to verify and document that the employee has learned the required skills to be considered qualified according to OSHA and ANSI Z133.1 standards. It is best paired with on-the-job training.

Ground Operations 1: Fundamentals

Ground Operations 1: Fundamentals is designed to provide workers with the introductory knowledge needed to begin their career as a ground worker. This course covers:  

  • Ground worker responsibilities
  • Assisting the climber
  • Emergency response basics
  • Vehicles
  • Ladder safety
  • Basic hand tools

The course blends online learning with on-the-job skills demonstrations. Upon successful completion of the program, you will receive a certificate demonstrating your ability to learn and retain valuable industry knowledge.

Member Price:
$34.99

Non-Member Price:
$54.99

CEUs available:
1.75 ISA 1.75 CTSP

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Ground Operations 2: Chipper Specialist

Ground Operations 2: Chipper Specialist is designed to provide workers with safety knowledge and best practices for chipper operation. This course covers:

  • Chipper Types and Hook Up
  • Getting Started
  • Chipper Operation
  • Chipper Maintenance
  • Using the Winch

The course blends online learning with on-the-job skills demonstrations. Upon successful completion of the program, you will receive a certificate demonstrating your ability to learn and retain valuable industry knowledge.

Member Price:
$34.99

Non-Member Price:
$54.99

CEUs available:
1.75 ISA 1.75 CTSP

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Ground Operations 3: Chain Saw Specialist

Ground Operations 3: Chain Saw Specialist is designed to provide workers with safety knowledge and best practices for chain saw operation. This course covers:

  • General Chain Saw Safety
  • Preparing Chain Saws for Use
  • Chain Saw Operation
  • Cutting Techniques

The course blends online learning with on-the-job skills demonstrations. Upon successful completion of the program, you will receive a certificate demonstrating your ability to learn and retain valuable industry knowledge.

Member Price:
$34.99

Non-Member Price:
$54.99

CEUs available:
1.75 ISA 1.75 CTSP

Purchase the Course