Keep your ground workers motivated and trained by giving them an industry credential. This will help you verify, according to OSHA and ANSI Z133.1 guidelines, that you have given safety training to all your employees according to their job descriptions. It also helps to verify that your employees understand basic safety concepts required to work on the ground during tree care operations, and are qualified to work as ground workers. This program is available in both English and Spanish.
This course is open only to Tree Care Apprentices.
Use the Ground Operations Specialist manual to help train your employees. In addition to the manual, you should include on-the-job training. The following TCIA training materials could also be used (optional):
Use the checklist provided in the Ground Operations Specialist manual to verify and document that the enrollee has learned the required skills to be considered qualified according to OSHA and ANSI Z133.1 standards.
The fee also includes:
After your employees become Ground Operations Specialists, they can continue on to one of the following training courses as appropriate for their job: