Course dates for 2014 TBA
This course has been designed for experience climbers only. At least 2 years of climbing experience is required to participate in the course. On the first day of the course, all participants will be asked to sign a waiver releasing the instructors, The Penn-Del Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture, and The Crane Man, Inc. from all liability. Confirmation for attendance will be emailed to all participants with a list of required equipment.
This course will have a mandatory safety briefing at the start of each day. The crane will be set up, and a work area and drop zone will be established. We will cover limiting factors on crane jobs, including site conditions, size of box, wires, other trees and obstacles, load capacity, your comfort level, respecting your operator, respecting the climber, and educating the ground men. Rigging will be covered with an explanation of straps, spider legs, pre-load to ensure adequate tension, multi-point rigging, and balanced picks. Cutting using a directional notch, snap cuts, saw tip awareness and correctly finishing your cuts will be reviewed. Climber awareness, entry and placement in the tree, tie in points, second climbers, and setting straps will also be covered.