Knowing how to perform an aerial rescue when an unconscious or injured person needs to be safely moved to the ground from a tree or elevated work platform, is a specialty all climbing arborists should possess. That’s why we’re running Aerial Rescue workshops on the Gold Coast, Brisbane, and Sunshine Coast in the coming months.

The workshops will examine multiple rescue types and scenarios, based on the system outlined in Minimum Industry Standard MIS304 Aerial Rescue. They will also provide information to competitive climbers on how to achieve the most possible points in the Aerial Rescue event.


The Workshops


Who should attend?

These workshops are aimed at competent climbers who can access trees using a range of methods. They are suited to climbing/competition arborists wanting to refresh or update their aerial rescue skills and knowledge.

These workshops are 100% outdoors and include an attendee participation session.


What to bring?

In order to get the most out of the day, attendees should bring the following to the workshop:

  • Water
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • All their regular climbing equipment including harnesses, ropes, and PPE


The Presenter

Craig Reid

Craig is an experienced consultant and trainer. He has more than 20 year’s worth of industry experience, including 10 as an arboriculture trainer.

He was the Owner/Operator of Surf City Tree Services for 15 years and is the current Director/Principal consultant at The Tree Advisory Centre.

Craig began his training career at TAFE QLD Gold Coast in 2012 and today is the CEO at the Australian Institute of Arboriculture.

Craig’s goal for this workshop is to provide quality, current best practice arboriculture training that will help support improved workplace safety and WHS practices across the industry.


Craig will be supported at the workshops by:

  • Jamie Boston – Gold Coast, Brisbane, and Sunshine Coast
  • Steve Jackson – Gold Coast
  • Kurt Brown – Sunshine Coast


For more information and to book tickets, select the relevant workshop from the list above.