Arborist Training in Annapolis Junction, MD


September 16, 2022 | 7:00am - 4:00pm
8832 Corridor Road, Annapolis Jct., MD 20701


Course Description:
This course will provide participants with training in the use of specialized equipment and techniques employed in Moving Rope Systems (MRS) and Stationary Rope Systems (SRS). Safe work procedures for popular technical work at height systems are demonstrated. Attendees will gain an understanding of the advantages and limitations of MRS and SRS while maintaining and following safe work practices and legislation pertaining to fall protection. Participants will be educated in applicable forces on anchor points, re-directs and tie-off methods for tree climbing systems.

Vermeer All Roads One Day Demonstration with North American Training Solutions:
  • Free Lunch is Provided
  • Registration is at 7:00AM, Day Ends at 4:00PM
  • Seminars are held RAIN or SHINE
  • Bring lawn chair, hard hat, and safety glasses
  • Earn up to 6.5 ISA Certified Arborist CEU’s


Early Registration Price: $45.00
Availability Ends: Sep 15, 2022
Applicable Standards:
This course meets the ANSI / ASSE Z490.1 Criteria for Accepted Practices in Safety, Health, and Environmental Training as well as ANSI Z133 & Z359 and CSA Z259.

Additional Course Details:
Safety and Risk Assessment
  • Integrated jobsite risk assessment, inner and outer perimeter surveys, green, amber, red light indicators
  • Pull testing, establishing work zones and drop zones and communication protocols
  • Establishing an emergency action plan
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 stitches
  • 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
  • Moving Rope Systems (MRS), 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
  • How to plan the climb and maximize efficiency
Emergency Response
  • Aerial rescue planning, traumatic tree worker injuries and first aid
  • Self-rescue discussion and ground assisted lowering techniques demo