Rigging Courses Descriptions

Tree Rigging

Ascension group instructors have years of experience in rigging for tree work. These courses cover both rigging theory and application, with an emphasis on safety and efficiency.

Rigging Module 1

The first course in the rigging series covers the "meat and potatoes" of rigging operations that are a standard part of tree removal. We will go over Negative Blocking, Vertical/Traversing Speedlines, Simple Mechanical Advantage Systems, Tip-Tying, Butt-Tying, and Near-Balance-Point rigging. Proper work-positioning, and cutting-techniques in the tree will also be covered.

    Requirements
  • Competency in spur climbing and DdRT systems
  • PPE and standard removal climbing kit
    Details
  • ISA CEUs are available for students who complete the course

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Rigging Module 2

This 2-day, 16-hour course is designed to familiarize tree workers with the specialized rigging methods unique to arboriculture, as well as safe work practices to correctly execute said evolutions. Climbers must have a minimum of 2 years climbing and cutting experience. Climbers will need to bring their own climbing gear, PPE and top handle saw. All student gear must be able to pass safety inspection. Students will want to have appropriate clothing for inclement weather.

    Requirements
  • Competency in spur climbing and DdRT systems
  • PPE and standard removal climbing kit
    Course Topics:
  • Gear identification, inspection and proper system building
  • Rigging Physics
  • Knots and rope handling
  • Negative Blocking
  • Targeted and Vertical Slide line systems
  • Use of High lines
  • Work positioning
  • Job site planning
  • Drift line/Tri-vect rigging techniques
  • Load calculations

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