TCIA Tree Care Academy - Chipper Operations Specialist

Provide training for yourself and/or employees that meet the ANSI and OSHA/MIOSHA Training Requirements.
Sign in:  8:30 a.m.
Hours of Training:  9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Fee:  $105 per person for Chipper Operations Specialist

Contact Dawn Thierbach at 810-338-6531 to set up your Chipper Workshop for you, your co-workers, or employees.

Details of the New Chipper Operator Specialist workshops

Organized by TCIA with the support nationally of several major chipper manufacturers, the new Chipper Operator Specialist workshops uses a nationally recognized curriculum to train tree care employees in hazards as well as accepted practices for brush chipper operation and other loosely associated tasks. The training program, built for crew members who often do not receive formal training opportunities, will increase employee involvement with overall safety compliance and self-policing.

This training provides the tree worker with the opportunity to earn a nationally recognized credential. The workshop includes both lecture-style training (videos & discussion) and field training (brush chipper and chipper winch set-up, operation, inspection, and troubleshooting/field maintenance). Participants receive a “Chipper Operator Specialist” enrollment and manual.

Once a candidate has completed the workshop and gone through the manual, TCIA will grade the exam and issue a certificate of completion, as well as a laminated wallet card, arm patch and helmet decal. Candidates’ transcripts are maintained in the TCIA database, and they receive on-demand notification of transcript status via TCIA’s toll free number.




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