Surrey offers electrical safety course for arborists

October 4, 2016 by  

A program being offered in Surrey will give arborists an opportunity to learn how to protect themselves from any electrical hazards they may encounter in the course of their work.

Professionals in the tree care industry will learn how to avoid coming in to contact with overhead electrical wires and other dangers. They will receive instruction in first aid and CPR, standards and regulations set by O.S.H.A./A.N.S.I/OH&S/E.C.U.S.R, electrical accidents, grounding, electrical theory, voltage deification, dielectric tools and equipment and examples of safe workplace practices will all be covered. Comb binding can be used to create manuals and other course materials for those who take part in a training session like this.

The seminar will be led by Phillip Kelley who is an instructor and lead climber with 25 years of experience in the industry. He has also been a Past President of the Georgia Arborist Association. He has numerous qualification and extensive education in the field.

The Electrical Hazards Awareness Training class will be held in the Surrey Nature Centre, located at 14225 Green Timbers Way in Surrey on December 6th. It will run from 8:00 am until 6:00 pm, and the cost to participate starts at $80.00 for students and $128.00 for ISA members. For allied professionals, the fee is $144.00, and for those who are not members of the ISA, the cost will be $160.00 . An opportunity to register can be found on the course’s Eventbrite page.