This is a two-day workshop presented by Henk Morgans is based off the newly released Minimum Industry Standards (MIS) booklets produced by Arboriculture Australia.

This workshop will cover all aspects of Tree Climbing techniques for Access, Work Positioning and Decent.

All attendees will be supplied their own copy of the MIS booklet – MIS305 (TREE CLIMBING – Techniques for Access, Work Positioning and Descent)

 

 

DAY ONE – Tuesday 5th May 2020

INTRODUCTION TO TREE CLIMBING

  • General principles of tree climbing
  • What is good tree climbing?

PREPARING TO WORK IN TREES

TREE CLIMBING EQUIPMENT

  • Tree inspection for climbing
  • Hazard control measures for tree climbing
  • Equipment inspection checklist
  • Building a climbing system
  • Selecting and configuring equipment within a climbing system

CORE SKILLS 1: INSTALLING AN ANCHOR POINT

  • Selecting a suitable anchor point
  • Setting an anchor point using a throwline or similar
  • Testing an anchor point
  • Advancing a system/alternating anchor points

CORE SKILLS 2: WORK POSITIONING

  • Rope angle
  • Branch walking
  • Work positioning

 

 

DAY TWO – Wednesday 6th May 2020

CLIMBING TECHNIQUE 1: MOVING ROPE TECHNIQUE

BODY THRUSTING

  • Assisted body thrusting
    • Footlocking the tail of the rope.
    • Use of a foot ascender
    • Trunk walking

CAMBIUM SAVERS

  • Setting a cambium saver from the ground

 


 
PRESENTER

 
Henk Morgans is a world-renowned tree climber who specialises in technical tree work and is a Trainer Assessor.
 
As the co-founder of the Australian Institute of Arboriculture (AIA) and Evergreen Tree Care, his cutting-edge technical skills are both simple and highly effective mixed with his ability to relate and present knowledge that is relevant and useful.
 
Henk has worked and climbed alongside some of the top climbers and Arborists from around the world. This has allowed great exposure to the mix of practical skills and theoretical knowledge to back up these fundamental skills and techniques. Henk has also had the privilege of working with several large manufacturers to design and test equipment.
 
Henk has presented workshops all around the world, as well as competed at State, National and International level Tree Climbing Championships.

 


COURSE COST: 

2 Day Course:
QUALIFIED MEMBER $376.00
GENERAL MEMBER $406.00
NON MEMBER $436.00
 
 
Full Course – 6 Days Covering MIS303, MIS304 & MIS305
QUALIFIED MEMBER $1000.00 ($128 savings)
GENERAL MEMBER $1100.00 ($118 savings)
NON MEMBER $1200.00 ($108 savings)
 
Prices include GST
Morning tea, Lunch, Afternoon tea and refreshments provided
All participants will receive their own copy of the MIS305 booklet
If booking for all 3 courses, participants will obtain a copy of MIS303, MIS304 & MIS305.