Tree Trimmer (Line Clearance)

Time-Based Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
Unknown
O*Net Code
37-3013.00
Rapids Code
0607
Req. Hours
3650
State
DC
Created
Apr 04, 2021
Updated
Apr 04, 2021

Time-Based Skills

8 skill sets | 8 total skills | 3650 total hours
Tree Trimming and Climbing - 700 req. hrs
700 hrs
Tree Falling - 1200 req. hrs
500 hrs
Aerial Tree Trimming - 2700 req. hrs
1500 hrs
Tree Identification - 2800 req. hrs
100 hrs
Power line Identification - 2900 req. hrs
100 hrs
Knowledge of Equipment - 3500 req. hrs
600 hrs
Tree Top Rescue - 3550 req. hrs
50 hrs
Industrial Right of Way Herbicide - 3650 req. hrs
100 hrs

Technical Instruction

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