Aerial Rescue Training Workshop

Date and Time:

October 25, 2018 - 8:00am to 4:00pm

Black Diamond Tree Service received a grant from the Arborist Safety Training Institute (ASTI) to host an upcoming Aerial Rescue training workshop in West Dover, VT on Thursday, October 25, 2018. If you are a tree care worker, please join Black Diamond Tree Service for this important training. The cost is free but space is limited. Matt Carruthers from North American Training Solutions will provide the instruction.

When a tree care worker is injured or incapacitated aloft, typically fellow crew members are the first to respond to an emergency and tree care professionals must know how to react.

The Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) Aerial Rescue Training Program helps you protect your workers and meet the aerial rescue training requirements mandated by ANSI Z133.1 and OSHA. This certificate program is designed to be used in combination with on-the-job training and practice, so that crews have the knowledge and skills needed to evaluate an emergency situation and potentially rescue an injured tree worker.

Aerial Rescue Training Workshop

  • Matt Carruthers, North American Training Solutions
  • Thursday, October 25; 8am – 4pm
  • No lunch is provided. Please bring your own.
  • West Dover Vermont Fire Department (253 Route 100, West Dover, VT 05356)

This course is designed to educate tree climbers and/or aerial lift operators in the most likely scenarios where they may have to respond to an emergency while working at height. This course focuses on the importance of Emergency Action Planning (EAP) and emergency preparedness protocols in a high angle environment.

ASTI which was launched by the Tree Care Industry Association Foundation (TCIAF) in 2013, provides grants for job and safety training to minimize consequent deaths and injuries, and promote overall workforce safety that is critical for the tree care industry.

To register for this workshop, please visit Please email Jessica at with questions or phone Denise at 802-464-3603.

To learn more about how ASTI will bring quality, local and affordable safety training to working arborists, contact TCIAF at 603-314-5380 or