LOG AND LEAF TREE SERVICE

28 WEEK PROFESSIONAL TREE CLIMBER TRAINING PROGRAM

THE BASICS OF WORKING HERE


-WE ARE A TEAM HERE EVERYBODY DOES THEIR PART EVERYDAY

-ALWAYS SHOW UP AND BE ON TIME

-COME TO WORK PROJECTING YOURSELF AS A PROFESSIONAL

-WEAR PROPER ATTIRE SUCH AS WORK BOOTS AND COMPANY SHIRT

-WE ARE LOOKING FOR FAST LEARNERS SO YOU WILL HAVE A LISTED AMOUNT OF TIME TO LEARN AND PERFECT EACH PHASE OF THIS COMPANY. FAILURE TO DO SO WILL LEAVE US NO CHOICE BUT TO MOVE ON FROM YOU AND GIVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SOMEONE ELSE. 1 MISSED DAY = 1 MISSED WEEK SO BE HERE EVERYDAY READY TO LEARN.


THE BASICS OF BEING A TREE CLIMBER

SAFETY FIRST!!!


-SAFETY FIRST!!! ALWAYS TAKE EVERY PRECAUTION FOR YOUR SAFETY, THE SAFETY OF THE MEN ON THE GROUND, AND THE PROPERTY!!! NO EXCUSES THIS IS THE FIRST AND MOST IMPORTANT PART OF BEING A CLIMBER!!!

-ALWAYS INSPECT YOUR EQUIPMENT EVERYDAY MAKING SURE ALL IS SAFE AND IN GOOD CONDITION INCLUDING... SPIKES, CLIPS, CLIMBING HARNESS, SAFETY BELTS, CHAINSAW SASH CORD, CLIMBING AND RIGGING ROPES, SILKY SAW, AND CLIMBING SAW.

-WHEN IN A DIFFICULT SITUATION NEVER MAKE A DECISION THAT YOUR NOT 100% CONFIDENT IN. BY DOING SO COULD LEAD TO SERIOUS INJURY, PROPERTY DAMAGE, OR EVEN DEATH. BEING A TREE CLIMBER IS MOST DANGEROUS JOB IN THE WORLD. MORE DEATHS ARE ATTRIBUTED TO LOGGING/TREE CLIMBING THAN ANY OTHER PROFESSION.

-WHEN MORE THAN 10FT OFF THE GROUND ALWAYS USE 2 SAFETY LINES (2 SAFETY BELTS OR 1 BELT AND CLIMBING LINE)

-ALWAYS CHECK OR INFORM THE GROUND BEFORE MAKING A CUT. WHEN NOT CUTTING TURN THE SAW OFF TO INFORM THE GROUND THEY ARE CLEAR TO COME UNDER THE TREE.

-ALWAYS ENGAGE THE CHAIN BRAKE WHEN NOT CUTTING

-ALWAYS CHECK WITH THE CREW SUPERVISOR AND FORMULATE A PLAN TOGETHER TO REMOVE OR TRIM A TREE.

-ALWAYS INSPECT THE TREE BEFORE CLIMBING FOR DISEASE AND PESTS.

-LOCATE RIGGING AND TIE OUT SPOTS BEFORE ENTERING THE TREE. HAVING A PLAN IN PLACE WILL NOT ONLY KEEP YOU SAFE BUT ALSO EXPEDITE YOUR TIME IN THE TREE.

-ALWAYS FOLLOW ALL SAFETY PROTOCOLS FAILURE TO DO SO OR TRYING TO SHORTCUT WILL CAUSE YOU TO LOSE THIS OPPORTUNITY. NO EXCUSES EVER!!!


LEVEL 1 (8 WEEKS) CLIMBER SAFETY TRAINEE

PAY $600 PER WEEK


WEEKS 1-2

-CONTINUE TO FULFILL YOUR ROLL AS GROUND MANAGER

-LEARN HOW TO PROPERLY PUT ON THE CLIMBING EQUIPMENT

-LEARN HOW TO USE THE SAFETY BELTS

-LEARN HOW TO PROPERLY SPIKE A TREE


WEEKS 3-4

-LEARN HOW TO PROPERLY BYPASS LIMBS IN THE TREE WITH THE SAFETY BELTS

-LEARN THE DIFFERENT CHARACTERISTICS OF EACH TREE AS IN DURABILITY, BARK THICKNESS, ETC.


WEEKS 5-6

-LEARN HOW TO TIE ALL THREE CLIMBING KNOTS

-LEARN TO TIE THE RIGGING KNOT

-LEARN TO CLIMB UP SET YOUR CLIMBING LINE AND DESCEND BACK DOWN

-LEARN TO CLIMB UP AND SET THE RIGGING LINE


WEEK 7

-TAKE AND PASS THE CLIMBER SAFETY TRAINEE ON SITE EXAM SCORING A PERFECT 10


WEEK 8

-TAKE AND PASS THE WRITTEN SAFETY EXAM SCORING A PERFECT 100%.


LEVEL 2 (16 WEEKS) ROOKIE TREE TRIMMER


WEEK 9

-LEARN TO CLIMB UP WITH THE CHAINSAW AND BECOME COMFORTABLE CRANKING IT FROM THE TREE

-LEARN TO MAKE BOTTOM AND TOP CUTS


WEEK 10

-LEARN TO MAKE HINGE CUTS

-LEARN TO MAKE PEEL CUTS


WEEKS 11-12

-LEARN TO CUT THE DIFFERENT GAPS ON LIMBS AND TURN THEM

-LEARN TO DO BASIC LIMB ROPING FROM THE TREE


WEEKS 13-14

-LEARN TO SET RIGGING LINES FOR PULLING A TOP

-LEARN TO CUT THE DIFFERENT GAPS AND FALL TOPS


WEEK 15

-CONTINUE TO PRACTICE YOUR CRAFT AND MASTER IT


WEEK 16

-TAKE AND PASS THE ROOKIE TREE TRIMMER ON SITE EXAM SCORING A PERFECT 10


LEVEL 3 (27 WEEKS) GENERAL TREE TRIMMER


WEEKS 17-18

-LEARN TO RESET YOUR CLIMBING LINE IN THE TREE

-LEARN HOW TO CUT AND CHUNK DOWN WOOD FROM THE TREE


WEEKS 19-21

-LEARN HOW TO ROPE DOWN LIMBS IN ALL SITUATIONS

-LEARN TO ROPE A TOP AND LIMBS INTO OTHER TREES

-LEARN HOW TO CLIMB A TREE WITH YOUR ROPE TIED INTO A DIFFERENT TREE


WEEKS 22-25

-LEARN HOW TO HALF HITCH LIMBS AND TOPS

-LEARN HOW TO WALK OUT LIMBS WITH YOUR CLIMBING LINE AND SAFETY BELT

-LEARN HOW TO MAKE ALL CUTS OFF OF A LIMB


WEEK 26

-CONTINUE TO PRACTICE YOUR CRAFT AND MASTER IT


WEEK 27

-TAKE AND PASS THE GENERAL TREE TRIMMER ON SITE EXAM SCORING A PERFECT 10


LEVEL 4 (28 WEEKS) PROFESSIONAL TREE CLIMBER

PAY $720 PER WEEK


WEEK 28+

-CONTINUE TO PRACTICE YOUR CRAFT AND MASTER IT

-TRAIN A GROUNDSMAN TO OFFICIALLY TAKE YOUR JOB AS GROUND MANAGER


CONGRATULATIONS YOU'VE OFFICIALLY COMPLETED THE PROGRAM


A PROFESSIONAL TREE CLIMBER IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT PARTS OF THE CREW. SOME WILL BE OK WITH STAYING AT THIS LEVEL WHICH IS PERFECTLY FINE IF THAT'S WHAT YOU ASPIRE TO DO. THAT BEING SAID, HERE AT LOG AND LEAF WE NEVER WANT TO HOLD ANYONE BACK FROM THEIR FULL POTENTIAL SO WE GIVE YOU AN OPTION TO FURTHER YOUR CAREER.


THE NEXT STEP: START THE CREW SUPERVISOR TRAINING PROGRAM

PAY STARTS AT $720 PER WEEK