Arborist Training in Charlotte, NC


October 12, 2022 | 7:00am - 4:00pm
10900 Carpet Street, Charlotte, NC 28273


Course Description:
Are you an arborist who is familiar with basic rigging techniques and ready to learn more advanced rigging techniques? Advanced Rigging will demonstrate how to work as a team, using tools and techniques appropriate to the individual task. This seminar is designed to provide skilled tree workers with education in making sound designs on how to plan and set up more complex rigging systems. A variety of tools and techniques will be covered, site and weather dependent.

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: Oct 11, 2022
Applicable Standards:
This course meets the ANSI/ASSE Z490 Criteria for Accepted Practices in Safety, Health, and Environmental Training.
Additional Course Details:
Physics & Dynamics Involved in Climbing & Rigging Operations
  • Anchor point selection and criteria for climbing vs. rigging operations
  • Dynamic load vectors, angles of incidence, force, mass, and impact
  • Reactive forces and system load analysis and interpretation
  • Tree dynamics, system dynamics, force management
Rigging Lines, Slings, & Rope Tools: Building a rigging system
  • Line selection, care and maintenance
  • Elasticity, tensile strengths, bend radius, working load, factor of safety
  • Slings for balancing and lifting, spider leg balancers
  • Compliant interface, terminations and attachments
Knots, Hitches, Prussics, & Terminology
  • Bight, bend, loop, turn round turn, tail, lead, fall, standing parts, working & running end
  • Rigging knots and hitches; figure 8, slip knot, cow hitch, timber hitch, running bowline, half hitch, clove hitch, single/double sheet bend, girth hitch, English prussics, French prusik klemheist and krutzelkleim
  • Selecting and matching sling size and construction to rope diameter
Rigging Equipment
  • Arborist blocks vs. pulleys, connecting links, selection, care and use
  • Hauling / raising systems, mechanical advantage, ratcheting or winching devices features and benefits
  • Lowering devices, controlled lowering of loads, and safe work protocols
  • Knotless rigging
Compound Rigging Techniques & Planning
  • Safe work planning, teamwork and communication
  • Cutting techniques, mis-match, directional notch and specialized cutting techniques
  • Rigging systems, balancing, lifting, drifting, sliding and traveling loads, speedline set ups
  • Rigging equipment set-up, stowage, and operation
  • Aerial work positioning in relations to running rigging
Emergency Response
  • Aerial rescue planning, traumatic tree worker injuries and first aid
  • Self-rescue and ground assisted lowering techniques
Removal Operations
  • Spur use considerations: climbing and choking climbing systems
  • Specialized devices, tools, and equipment, such as crane assisted removal discussion
  • Planning work and working plan, teamwork and communication