Keep your tree climbers motivated and trained by giving them an industry credential. This will help you verify, according to OSHA and ANSI Z133 guidelines, that you have given safety training to all your employees according to their job description. It also helps to verify that your employees understand basic safety concepts required to climb trees safely and are qualified to be a tree climber for your company.
The Tree Climber Specialist program is designed to give an additional credential to your tree care apprentices or ground operations specialists. This course is open to Tree Care Apprentice and Ground Operations Specialists and is available in English and Spanish.
Use the Tree Climber 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 Tree Climber 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.
After your employees become Tree Climber Specialists, they can go on to the following training course if appropriate for their job: