Training

Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Training Levels Available

CRUX Climbing, Rigging and Training, Corp., (CCRT) training seminars are meticulously planned and designed for the maximization of efficiency. Your training seminar will be conducted by one of our certified Instructors. The length of the training seminar will directly affect the amount of any Continuing Education Units (CEUs) offered to attendees. CEUs are typically credited as hour-to-hour actual training time, pending approval by governing agencies (i.e. CCB, ISA, TCIA, etc.). Training sessions can be a one day event or several days. CCRT will tailor the training period to fit your needs.


CEU Approved Courses

  • Basic Climbing Techniques:  7 CEUs (CCB, ISA & TCIA)​

Introductory level course for individuals wanting the fundamentals of basic tree climbing. Subjects covered include proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE), job briefings, tree and jobsite inspections, introduction to OSHA and ANSI standards, selection and application of climbing equipment, application of climbing hitches and other devices; and continuing on to tree canopy access methods, lateral movement and work positioning.

  • Advanced Climbing Techniques:  7 CEUs (CCB, ISA & TCIA)​

Designed for climbers who have basic climbing experience, but would like to climb more efficiently with modern climbing techniques. Examples include Moving Rope System (M.R.S.), Stationary Rope System (S.R.S.), and a combination of the two.

  • Basic Rigging Techniques:  7 CEUs (CCB, ISA & TCIA)​

Introductory rigging course beginning with basic rigging practices, rope selection, pulley application, mechanical advantage, and port-a-wrap for ground and aerial operations.

  • Advanced Rigging Techniques:  7 CEUs (CCB, ISA & TCIA)​

Designed for climbers who have basic rigging experience, but would like to advance their knowledge into the use of modern rigging equipment. Examples include negative rigging, slide lines, floating anchors and the Good Rigging Control System (GRCS).

  • TCIA’s Aerial Rescue Training Program™ (ARTP):  6.5 CEUs (CCB, ISA & TCIA)​

The most common reason for double fatalities in tree care is failed aerial rescue attempts. An emergency could develop any time one of your crews is aloft and your employees must know how to react. TCIA’s Aerial Rescue Training Program™ helps you protect your employees and meet the aerial rescue training requirements mandated by ANSI Z133.1 and OSHA. Each attendee receives instruction in a workshop regarding performing an aerial rescue and the job site procedures to help prevent the need for an aerial rescue.

The TCIA Tree Care Academy Aerial Rescue Training Program is a national credential that educates attendees and manual purchasers on aerial rescue procedures. This program also allows companies to keep track of training procedures their employees are educated in OSHA & ANSI Standards. Training and practice are the best practices to keep our industry safe.

This Aerial Rescue Training is needed as one of the qualifications to taking the ISA Tree Worker/Climber Certification test.

Once a candidate has completed all training, TCIA will issue a certificate of completion (valid for one year from date of issue), transcript storage in the TCIA database, helmet decal, and laminated wallet card.

  • TCIA’s Electrical Hazards Awareness Program (EHAP):  7.5 CEUs (CCB, ISA & TCIA)​

Electricity is a serious and widespread hazard to the arborist; and one of the leading causes of tree care related fatalities. Furthermore, almost all arborists in the field have at least some exposure to this hazard. A street lamp circuit, a cable TV wire, even a phone line can be energized with enough voltage to kill. Indirect contact through a green tree branch or other conductive object is an ever-present threat. One doesn’t have to touch a wire to be electrocuted, and about half of all electrocution fatalities are the result of indirect contact.

All arborists must be trained to recognize and avoid electrical hazards. EHAP helps you meet yearly OSHA safety requirements. For anyone who works near utility lines. EHAP must be used in combination with documented on-the-job skills training and verification to meet OSHA 1910.269 requirements.

Once a candidate has completed all training, TCIA will issue a certificate of completion (valid for one year from date of issue), transcript storage in the TCIA database, helmet decal, and laminated wallet card.


Customized Training

CRUX Climbing, Rigging and Training, Corp., (CCRT)  provides customized training to fit your needs. Your customized training may be submitted to governing agencies (e.g. CCB, ISA, TCIA, etc.) for Continuing Education Unit (CEU) approval. Training sessions will be comprised of “demonstration and lecture”, “hands-on-training”, or a combination thereof. Training will focus on mutually agreed subject pertaining to safety and high angle work consistent with the needs and requirements of your workforce personnel.

Please contact us to schedule your customized training or arrange continuing education accredidation for your certification or licensure.