Friday, November 9, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM EST
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UF-IFAS Broward County Extension 
3245 College Avenue
Davie, FL 33314 

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Florida Chapter ISA



GUEST OF MEMBER PRICE: $55 (up to 5 guests)

LATE FEE: add $20/person after online registration closes - registration must be phoned in

AT THE DOOR: all $90


Arborist Safety and Climbing: FORT LAUDERDALE 

Friday, November 9, 2018
3245 College Avenue  -  Davie, FL 33314

ISA: 6      BCMA: 6-M     Tree Wkr: 6


Come prepared to be outdoors for part of the day.  Bring your PPE (hard hat, eye protection, ear protection) for best outdoor viewing. In the event of rain, the workshop will stay indoors for the entire class. Remember to dress for your comfort level indoors as well; we cannot always control the room temperature at all locations.

8:30 – 9:00
Registration and Continental Breakfast

Outdoor Sessions
9:00 – 10:00    
Know Your Knots – Ed Bingle, BrightView
Learn applications of common knots used in the tree care industry and how they can increase safety and efficiency on the jobsite.

10:00 – 11:00 
Aerial Rescue – Carson Smith, O’Neil’s Tree Service
Steps to take to be prepared for an aerial rescue and demonstrations on safe techniques in relief of an injured climber.

11:00 – 12:00
Chainsaw Safety and Use – Ed Bingle
Being aware of safety precautions will not only protect you, but others around you.  This tool for arborists will be discussed from safety, proper use, to necessary maintenance for longer life.

12:00 – 12:45

Indoor Sessions   
12:45 – 2:15
Climber Safety and Electrical Hazards – Carson Smith, O’Neil’s Tree Service 
Learn important aspects of general climbing safety and an overview of electrical hazards in arboriculture.

2:15 – 2:30    

2:30 – 4:00    
Professionalism in Our Industry – Carson Smith, O’Neil’s Tree Service
Recognizing the manner in which we conduct our work reflects upon the arbor care profession as a whole.  What steps can we take to maintain a positive image?

Adjourn and sign for CEUs



Business Developer
Brightview Landscaping

Ed Bingle is a business development specialist with Brightview Landscaping in Sarasota, FL;  previously he operated his own tree care company in North Port, FL. He is both a certified tree climber specialist and a certified arborist. He is the 2009 Florida Chapter Tree Climbing Champion.


Operations Manager
O’Neil’s Tree Service

Carson Smith is employed by O’Neil’s Tree Service in Palm Harbor, FL, where he serves as operations manager.  Climbing has been a passion of his since his career starting in 2008 in Evansville, Indiana after his service in the United States Marine Corps.  As Operations Manager, his duties include training, advancing safety, and managing crew to provide the highest standard of tree care. Carson is an ISA Certified Arborist, ISA Certified Tree Worker Climber Specialist, and a TCIA Certified Tree Care Safety Professional.  He currently serves as chairman for the Florida ISA’s Climber Committee and climber representative for the Education Committee.  Carson has been active in the TCC as a climbing competitor and instructor at the Outdoor Tree School.

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If not a Florida Chapter member yet, you can click below to join!  Then you can select the discounted member rate when you register for this and future Florida ISA seminars!

  • CLICK HERE to join just the Florida ISA Chapter without joining ISA International for $50/year
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