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Tree Trimmer (Line Clearance)

Time-Based Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
O*Net Code
Rapids Code
Req. Hours
Jul 16, 2021
Jul 16, 2021

Time-Based Skills

8 skill sets | 8 total skills
Tree Trimming and Climbing - 700 req. hrs
Tree Falling - 500 req. hrs
Aerial Tree Trimming - 1500 req. hrs
Tree Identification - 100 req. hrs
Power line Identification - 100 req. hrs
Knowledge of Equipment - 600 req. hrs
Tree Top Rescue - 50 req. hrs
Industrial Right of Way Herbicide - 100 req. hrs

Technical Instruction

Identification of utility system components
Conductivity and resistance of various tools
Demonstrate phase to phase and phase to ground
Simulate Direct and Indirect contacts
Minimum working distances
Conductive tools, clothing, antennas and various hazards
General Hand Tool Safety, Operation and Storage
Hand saw
Pole saw and pole pruner
Chipper Operation and Basic Maintenance
Safety precautions
Basic maintenance and troubleshooting
Blade change and cutter bar rotation
Hand Climbing Methods and Safety Precautions
Evaluation of tree condition
"Plan of attack" - communication between crew members
Ladder, body thrust, foot lock and tree - gaff methods
Rope, belt, and tool inspection
Tieing in - second evaluation - communication
Sending and receiving tools
Clearing the Line - use of tools, rope and rigging
Shaping the tree
Aerial rescue
Felling of Trees
Condition of tree: Possible rot, widow makers and line of fall
Shape and balance of tree
Lean of tree
Wind force and direction
Use of ropes and rigging
Public protection

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