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Tree Climbing and Work Positioning for SRS Course With Phillip Kelley and Carlos Rodriguez

May 17, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm


A one day workshop that will make you safer and maybe even save your life?

Thursday, May 17, 2018
Tree Climbing and Work Positioning for SRS (Bilingual)
By Phillip Kelly and Carlos Rodriguez

8:30am – 3:30pm
Registration opens at 7:30am
Registration $125.00 includes lunch

This worskshop will taught in English and Spanish!!!

6 CEU’s

This course will provide participants with training in the use of specialized equipment andtechniques employed in Stationary Rope Systems (SRS). Safe work procedures for popular technical work at height systems are demonstrated and practiced. Attendees will gain an understanding of the advantages and limitations of SRS while maintaining and following safe work practices and legislation pertaining to fall protection. Participants will be educated in applicable forces on anchor points, redirects and tie off methods for tree climbing systems. This course meets the requirements of ANSI Z133, Z359, CSA Z259 and is in compliance with ANSI Z490 –Accepted Practices in Safety, Health and Environmental Training.

Workshop Topics:

Safety and Risk Assessment

  • Integrated site risk assessment, inner and outer perimeter surveys, green, amber, red light
  • indicators- Electrical Hazard Requirements
  • Pull testing, establishing work zones and stop zones and communication protocols
  • Establishing an emergency action plan and stop work protocol
  • Personal Protective Apparel and Equipment
  • How to inspect, fit and utilize PPA and PPE
  • Fall protection categories (arrest, positioning, restrict/restraint, rescue)
  • Industrial sit harnesses, connecting links, cordage and webbing

Tree Work Positioning Assemblies

  • Ropes, Lanyards, Tails, Slings, Splices and Stitches
  • Rope construction, standards, application, inspection, storage and care
  • Rope terminology, tree climbing termination knots, splices and stiches
  • Tree climbing knots, bends and hitches
  • Identifying, Establishing and Securing Anchorages
  • Fall protection plan, code and standards, certified and non-certified anchorages
  • Canopy and basal anchors, load testing and friction management
  • Tree Climbing Tools and Equipment

Throwline Application, Techniques and Rope Installation

  • Installation and retrieval of friction management devices
  • Ascenders, descenders, other mechanical devices
  • Rope tools, slings and related accessories

Tree Climbing Work Practices

  • Stationary Rope Systems (SRS) and their performance criteria
  • Ergonomics, hydration/nutrition and the industrial athlete
  • Ascending, positioning. redirecting and descending
  • MRS / SRS hybrid tree climbing systems

Emergency Response

  • Aerial rescue planning, traumatic tree worker injuries and first aid
  • Self-rescue and ground assisted lowering techniques

We are fortunate to have Phillip Kelley and Carlos Rodriguez of North American Training Solutions coming to the Texas to present this workshop on Thursday, May 17th. Registration will open at 7:30 am and will begin at 8:30 am. Join us for this informative and necessary educational opportunity.


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May 17, 2018
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Getzendaner Park
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Waxahachie, TX 75165 United States
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