We will be using this book as a reference for our students so that they will have something to refer back to when they go back home.
1) Throw Line Station:
a. Throw line gear and their uses including: different weights and lines, and the Big Shot. Different gear on hand for field practice.
b. Throw line safety. How to avoid common mistakes.
c. Throwing techniques, including different line grips and throws, line management, and the Big Shot. Practice in an open field.
2) Ground Safety Station
a. Personal protection equipment. What is it? Different types of gear are ready to try on.
b. How you can make your work site safer. Establishing a work zone and drop zone.
c. How to do a daily job briefing so everyone knows their tasks, potential hazards, and communication systems that will be used.
d. Communication. How to safely work as a team? Practice different voice command and response calls. Practice whistle use. Copies of call signals handed out.
e. What do you do in case of an emergency? Practice protocol. A blank daily emergency form will be supplied (for duplication) to everyone for emergency uses.
f. How to watch out for each other and speak up for safety.
3) Hazard Assessment Station
a. Assess a tree’s safety using 4 zones of assessment. Wide angle view, ground view, trunk view, crown view. Materials of what to look for and the different zones handed out.
b. Tap a tree using a mallet for decay detection. Practice on a tree and wood pieces.
c. Drill a tree using a cordless drill for decay detection. Practice on pieces of wood.
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