ArborMaster L1 Tree Climbing Methods & Work Positioning

8:00am 4:30pm

Ashford, Connecticut

ArborMaster Training: 3-Day Module

No prerequisites other than eligibility to attend requirements.

Course Description:

Participants will be educated and trained in modern tree climbing methods and learn about the methods, systems and techniques that make tree climbing and work positioning safer, easier, and more efficient. The differences between Moving Rope Systems (MRS) also known as Doubled Rope Technique (DdRT) and Stationary Rope Systems (SRS), commonly called Single Rope Technique (SRT) will be discussed and examined. Learn through both theoretical and practical learning activities how to make the fundamental physics & mechanical advantage in your climbing system work for you! This course will also introduce work positioning best practice with hand saws & chainsaws emphasizing safety, skill and productivity!

Condensed Course Overview:

  • Safety and Risk Management
  • Setting Lines, Rope Access and Establishing Tie-in Points
  • Climbing Equipment
  • Tree Climbing Methods and On Rope Systems
  • Ropes: Care, Construction, and Maintenance
  • Climbing Knots and Hitches
  • Spur Climbing: Methods and Best Practice
  • Climbing Methods and Techniques
  • Working Aloft and Positioning

*The Golden Rule of Cutting Safety & Best Practice: Never cut toward yourself or your fall protection equipment!

What to Bring

Students are encouraged to bring any equipment they use and/or would like to discuss with the instructor.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Required

  • Hard Hat
  • Eye & Ear protection
  • Climbing boots/Work boots

Please note:

Classes will take place rain or shine. We suggest before departing for your program, to check the extended forecast for the area the training will be held. If rain is forecasted, we recommend that you bring appropriate rain gear, thermal undergarments if in a cooler climate and a change of clothing on the day of the class.