Ground Operations Specialist

TCIA’s Tree Care Academy Ground Operations Specialist course is designed to help verify that employees understand basic safety concepts required to work on the ground during tree care operations and are qualified to work as ground workers.

Ground Operations Specialist manual

The course covers:

  • How to work with other crew members
  • Basic information about chain saws and chipper safety
  • How to assist climbers

This course is open only to those who have completed the Tree Care Apprentice program.

The Ground Operations Specialist program manual is available in both English and Spanish.

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 worker safely navigating the job site

Ground Operations Specialist Enrollment

$34.99 for TCIA members ($54.99 for non-members). Fee includes the program manual.

The fee also includes:

  • Test correction by TCIA
  • Transcript storage in TCIA database
  • Helmet decal, certificate and laminated wallet card upon completion

Completion of the program qualifies for 2.25 ISA CEUs / 2.25 CTSP CEUs.

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