Do you understand all that you need to in order to work safely around electricity and power lines?
Electrical Hazard Awareness training is a must for everyone involved in tree care. Simply put, it is a Basic Matter of Safety. If you work with trees, you will encounter electricity. Electricity can be very dangerous.
This EHAP workshop is offered by CTPA to help prepare individuals for the electrical hazards they face in their everyday jobs.
Attendees will learn about the electrical distribution system, the hardware used in that system, the types of electrical hazards a tree care worker is likely to face and how to be prepared when you are encountering electricity on the job.
Cost of the Workshop
In order to help make this workshop affordable for all who wish to attend, CTPA has subsidized the costs.
Total cost for each attendee is $135 for members and $155 for non-members.
All attendees will receive the TCIA’s Electrical Hazard Awareness workbook – a $135 value. Attendees may request this workbook in English or Spanish.
This price includes lunch and the EHAP Workbook and Manual.
CEU’s will be available for CT, ISA and CTSP.
About the Workshop
This workshop will make attendees aware of the hazards all tree care workers face when they work around energized electrical conductors. This awareness is an essential part of basic tree care safety. It is recommended that all people who work in tree care take an EHAP course.
This one day workshop will be led by Emmett Shutts, Cheshire, CT., owner of Shutts Tree Service. a TCIA accredited company, instructor with ArborMaster and approved TCIA EHAP instructor. Mr. Shutts will make use of the EHAP Workbook and Manual published by the Tree Care Industry Association. All attendees will receive this publication. Warren Rogers, Eversource Safety and Health Program Administrator, will also provide training on the equipment that makes up the electrical distribution system. Knowing what each piece is and what it does is an important part of being safe around electrical conductors.
Individuals who complete the exercises in the workbook, who receive certification in cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) methods and who also can demonstrate a basic level of skill in aerial rescue techniques are eligible to be certified as line clearance arborists. CTPA will not be providing this additional training or testing. Companies are responsible for the EHAP certification of their employees. However, guidance on achieving certification will be offered by CTPA to participants, both during and following the workshop.
CTPA encourages all companies engaged in tree care to have an EHAP program in place for all of their employees.
If you are in tree care and have not taken an Electrical Hazard Awareness course before, you really should consider attending this one. These workshops fill quickly so please register early!
To ensure your reservation, please register by October 25th.