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Work Positioning Hands-on Workshop

Work Positioning Hands-on Workshop

Instructors: Keith Byville, Byville ArborCraft, LLC, Lucas Drews, Woodland Tree Service, James Son, Arbor Expressions, LLC

A hands-on workshop in work positioning for the climbing tree worker.  Topics covered include: spikeless pruning techniques, how to position effectively while performing removals on spikes, how to set up a rigging system and climbing system on the tree/spar trunk.  Negative rigging treetops and sections of trunk will be reviewed. Lunch is included.

7.0 ISA CEUs approved

7.0 CTSP credits approved


8:00 - 8:15am Intro & Agenda Review with Expectations

8:15 - 8:30am Tree Bolts

Instructors will review and demo how a climber sets up on a spar to rig a top or a section of wood.  MRS and SRS configurations explained.

8:45 - 9:15am Attendee Gear Inspection

9:15 - 10:00am Small Working Group Bolt Exercise

A hands-on exercise for each attendee to learn how to set up on a spar to rig a top or a section of wood.

10:00-10:15am Break

10:15 – 11:00am Discussion and demo spikeless climbing techniques.

11:00am - 12:00pm Outside Workshop Part 1

Instruct on the importance of and set up first aid station and designate Spoc 1 and Spoc 2.  Instructors will demonstrate climbing with spikes going up and ascending with lanyard and climb line. Attendees will have an opportunity to demonstrate skills learned.

12:00 - 12:45 Lunch 

12:45 – 5:00pm Climbing on Spikes and Spikeless Climbing

Equipment Required: PPE-helmet, eye protection, hearing protection, and saw, chainsaw, saddle, climbing system, positioning lanyard, climbing spikes, rigging rope, block and sling.

Tuesday, December 5, 2023, 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC-05:00)
Fenner Nature Center - Davis Nature Pavilion
2020 E Mount Hope Ave
Lansing, MI  48910
Additional Info:
Registration is required before Friday, December 1, 2023 at 5:00 PM
Payment In Full In Advance Only