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Utility Line Clearing Technician Proficiency Utility Arborist

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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. 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 rubber gloves, Class #2. The participant will not be permitted to participate in the course if they do not bring the noted personal protective equipment and tools.


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

Three years of industry experience is required.


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.

Price Per Participant at
IHSA Facility
Total Course Price at
Your Facility
Program Duration
5 Days
Member Fee
Member Fee
Max Participants
Non-member Fee
Non-member Fee

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

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Session Details

From: Nov 16, 2020 - To: Nov 20, 2020
City: Any
Region: Any

E63342Utility Line Clearing Technician Proficiency (Utility Arborist)11/16/2020 8:00:00 AMMississaugaSkills Development Centre Register

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