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    • March 01, 2013
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Gainesville Civic Center
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    GAA Hands-On

    Ground Worker Workshop

    practical hands on training for Ground Workers


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    (Details Below)

    Friday March 1, 2013


    Time: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.


    Gainesville Civic Center

    Address:  830 Green Street
     Gainesville, Georgia 30501
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    Limited to the first 30 applicants

    Spanish Translator on site for workshop

    Cost: FREE


    3 CEU's


    Each Participant must bring safety glasses and helmet

    with a chin strap.  Participants will receive a free Spanish version of "Climbers Companion" by Jeff Jepson!

    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.

    A number of activities will actively engage each person in “doing” as opposed to “watching.”

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    Details of Stations

    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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    For Information

    Wendy Bishonden

    404-320-6202 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            404-320-6202      end_of_the_skype_highlighting

    Email: gaa@georgiaarborist.org


    Georgia Arborist Association

    Email:  info@georgiaarborist.org
    Phone:  (404) 913-1422
    Address:  GAA ~ P.O. Box 2516, Decatur GA 30031

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