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Tree Trimming Techniques

Program Description

Infrastructure Health & Safety Association

Workers who are required to trim or remove trees in proximity to energized electrical apparatuses will learn safe and proficient methods for performing this type of work. The hands-on tree removal portion involves tree climbing and rigging components. The program includes both classroom and field work. These skills are transferable to any sector involved in line clearing. Participants are required to bring their own CSA approved head, eye/face shield and foot protection, chainsaw/leather work gloves, ear protection and leg protection/chaps, suitable work clothing, all climbing equipment and hand tools (belt and spurs), approved fall arrest system (harness and shock absorbing lanyard), approved fall restrict system for climbing wood poles. The participant will not be permitted to participate in the course if they do not bring the noted personal protective equipment and tools.


Program Content

  • Protection of self and others
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Pruning techniques
  • Pole pruners and hydraulic insulated tools
  • Chainsaw/hand saw maintenance and use
  • Tree/limb removal techniques
  • Speed line application
  • Ropes and rigging
  • Field practice—live line clearing/tree removal

Chainsaw Operation and Maintenance


Who Should Attend?

Personnel who perform this type of work.

Did You Know?

A wallet-sized record of training card will be issued to each participant upon completion of the course.

Price Per Participant at
IHSA Facility
Total Course Price at
Your Facility
Program Duration
5 Days
Member Fee
Member Fee
Max Participants
Non-member Fee
Non-member Fee

This course has a prerequisite, so online registration is not available. Please contact a Customer Service Representative at 1-800-263-5024 to register.


Session Details

City: Any
Region: Any

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