Important Notices & Accommodations

Program Description

Infrastructure Health & Safety Association

This program is for experienced line clearing technicians. Work will be performed from a tree and/or aerial device in proximity to energized conductors. Equipment inspection, tool maintenance, and safety features will be reviewed for hydraulic pruners, chainsaws, and brush chippers.

 

Program Content

  • Interpretation of relevant regulations and the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Job planning/tailboard talks
  • Inspection of climbing gear and harnesses
  • Chainsaw maintenance and inspection
  • Chipper maintenance and inspection
  • Pre-trip inspection and safe operation of aerial devices
  • Electrical awareness/equipment identification and use
  • Review of applicable IHSA Safe Practice Guides
  • Rescue/evacuation techniques
  • Field practice—live line tree trimming
  • Work procedure assessment
  • Training gap analysis
 

NOTE

Delivery of this program at your facility will require a suitable space to complete the practical portion of the program as well as the required equipment. Please check with your IHSA Consultant/Trainer for specific requirements.

 

Prerequisites

Three years of industry experience is required.

 

Personal Protective Equipment / What to Bring

Participants are required to bring their own CSA-approved head, foot, and eye protection, suitable clothing for outside work (FR rated for work in an electrical environment), traffic vest, leather work gloves, climbing belt, rope, karabiners, climbing lanyards, tree climbing spurs, bucket harness, and Class #2 rubber gloves. Attendees will not be permitted to participate in the course if they do not bring the noted personal protective equipment, clothing, and tools.

 

Learning Evaluation

For successful completion of the course, a score of 75% is required on the final knowledge evaluation as well as successful completion of a hands-on competency evaluation.

 

Participant Course Evaluation

At the end of the training, participants will have the opportunity to evaluate and provide comments about the training they received.

 

NOTICE

This course has a prerequisite, so online registration is not available. Please contact a Customer Service Representative at 1-800-263-5024 to register.

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Registration fees for IHSA’s in-class training courses will be increasing. If you are registering for a course scheduled to take place prior to March 31, 2024, the price is unchanged. If you are registering for a course scheduled for April 1, 2024 or later, the price will be higher. Please see the tables below for more information.

Sessions Until March 31, 2024

The current pricing is in effect until March 31st 2024.

Program
Details
Price Per Participant at
IHSA Facility
Total Course Price at
Your Facility
Program Duration
5 Days
Member Fee
$845.00
Member Fee
$6,050.00
Max Participants
6
Non-member Fee
$1,690.00
Non-member Fee
$12,100.00
 

Session Details



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Region: Any


 

Sessions After April 1, 2024

The new pricing listed below will come into effect on April 1st 2024

Program
Details
Price Per Participant at
IHSA Facility
Total Course Price at
Your Facility
Program Duration
5 Days
Member Fee
$975.00
Member Fee
$6,950.00
Max Participants
6
Non-member Fee
$1,850.00
Non-member Fee
$13,900.00
 

2024 Course Registration is Now Available

Register for courses after April 1, 2024

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Session Details


From: Apr 22, 2024 - To: Aug 16, 2024
City: Any
Region: Any

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