Ground Operations Specialist
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 course is available in both English and Spanish.
This course is open only to Tree Care Apprentices.
This course covers:
- How to work with other crew members
- Basic information about chain saws and chipper safety
- How to assist climbers
CEUs: 2.25 ISA CEUs / 2.25 CTSP CEUs
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
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
Enrollment and Benefits:
Our low enrollment fee includes the Ground Operations Specialist manual and:
Workshops are not available for this program.
- Test correction by TCIA
- Transcript storage in TCIA database
- Helmet Decal, Certificate, Laminated Wallet Card upon completion.
After your employees become Ground Operations Specialists, they can
continue on to one of the following training courses as appropriate for
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