Dec 11, 2023
LNTP 150 - Introduction to Arboriculture
Hands-on course teaches the skills and techniques necessary to access the upper parts of large trees; safety when working in and around large trees; and proper selection, use, and maintenance of equipment used in the arboriculture profession. Other topics include selection and care of personal protective equipment. The course is physical in nature. This course has been endorsed by the Maryland Arborist Association. Assessment Level(s): AELR 930 /READ 099 . Two hours laboratory each week. Formerly LN 150.
1 semester hour
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:
- Explain the legislation and safety guidelines pertaining to tree climbing.
- Conduct pre-use checks to Personal Protective equipment (PPE).
- Comply with the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) requirements for PPE inspection, record keeping, storage, and transport.
- Use approved techniques for safe and efficient ascent, descent, and movement within the crown.
- Recognize the difference between Work Positioning and Fall Arrest systems, and understand the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) requirements for both.
- Install throw lines and throw bags for installing friction savers and climbing lines.
- Establish secure and comfortable work positions.
- Descend from the tree using various friction devices and friction hitches.
- Identify and control potential safety hazards.
- Select the appropriate equipment including ropes and harnesses for use in arboricultural work
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