Thursday, May 17, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM CDT
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Getzendaner Park 
400 South Grand Avenue
Waxahachie, TX 75165

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John Giedraitis 
Texas Chapter International Society of Arboriculture 

Your Instructors
Phillip Kelley

  • North American Training Solutions Lead Instructor/ Operation Manager since 2009
  • Contract climber and owner of Samara Tree Preservation and Training Since 2014
  • 25 years in the Industry
  • Head Judge North American Tree Climbing Championship 2014 - 2016
  • Head Technician North American Tree Climbing Championship 2017- 2020
  • Head Judge Aerial Rescue International Tree Climbing Championship 2013 - present
  • Head Technician Georgia Arborist Association Tree Climbing Championship 2009-2013
  • Past President of the Georgia Arborist Association
  • Certified Arborist since 2000
  • ASTI/ TCIA certified instructor for all TCIA training topics

Carlos Rodriguez

Lead Instructor, North American Training Solutions with 17 years experience. 


Refund Policy: Cancellations seven (7) days before the event will be refunded with a $25 service charge. Substitutions can be made.


 Tree Climbing and Work Positioning for SRS Course With Phillip Kelley and Carlos Rodriguez

Registration is now closed - please register at the event

A one day workshop that will make you safer

and maybe even save your life?

Thursday, May 17, 2018
Tree Climbing and Work Positioning for SRS (Bilingual)
By Phillip Kelly and Carlos Rodriguez

8:30am - 3:30pm
Registration opens at 7:30am
Registration $125.00 includes lunch

This worskshop will taught in English and Spanish!!!

6 CEU's

This course will provide participants with training in the use of specialized equipment andtechniques employed in Stationary Rope Systems (SRS). Safe work procedures for popular technical work at height systems are demonstrated and practiced. Attendees will gain an understanding of the advantages and limitations of SRS while maintaining and following safe work practices and legislation pertaining to fall protection. Participants will be educated in applicable forces on anchor points, redirects and tie off methods for tree climbing systems. This course meets the requirements of ANSI Z133, Z359, CSA Z259 and is in compliance with ANSI Z490 –Accepted Practices in Safety, Health and Environmental Training.

Workshop Topics:

Safety and Risk Assessment

  • Integrated site risk assessment, inner and outer perimeter surveys, green, amber, red light
  • indicators- Electrical Hazard Requirements
  • Pull testing, establishing work zones and stop zones and communication protocols
  • Establishing an emergency action plan and stop work protocol
  • Personal Protective Apparel and Equipment
  • How to inspect, fit and utilize PPA and PPE
  • Fall protection categories (arrest, positioning, restrict/restraint, rescue)
  • Industrial sit harnesses, connecting links, cordage and webbing

Tree Work Positioning Assemblies

  • Ropes, Lanyards, Tails, Slings, Splices and Stitches
  • Rope construction, standards, application, inspection, storage and care
  • Rope terminology, tree climbing termination knots, splices and stiches
  • Tree climbing knots, bends and hitches
  • Identifying, Establishing and Securing Anchorages
  • Fall protection plan, code and standards, certified and non-certified anchorages
  • Canopy and basal anchors, load testing and friction management
  • Tree Climbing Tools and Equipment

Throwline Application, Techniques and Rope Installation

  • Installation and retrieval of friction management devices
  • Ascenders, descenders, other mechanical devices
  • Rope tools, slings and related accessories

Tree Climbing Work Practices

  • Stationary Rope Systems (SRS) and their performance criteria
  • Ergonomics, hydration/nutrition and the industrial athlete
  • Ascending, positioning. redirecting and descending
  • MRS / SRS hybrid tree climbing systems

Emergency Response

  • Aerial rescue planning, traumatic tree worker injuries and first aid
  • Self-rescue and ground assisted lowering techniques

We are fortunate to have Phillip Kelley and Carlos Rodriguez of North American Training Solutions coming to the Texas to present our educational seminar on Thursday, May 17th. Registration will open at 7:30 am and will begin at 8:30 am. Join us for this informative and necessary educational opportunity.