The TCIA Pocket Guides are dedicated to the principle that ALL accidents are preventable. , they are brief and, as the name implies, they conveniently fit in your pocket. All that, and they're inexpensive, too. Purchase individually or in a set of five.
Accidents have many causes, but at the same time they have only two causes: carelessness and ignorance. The TCIA Pocket Guides fight ignorance and help promote careful behavior. They focus the most serious accident causes in our industry: falls from trees, struck-bys, felling-related accidents and electrocutions. The TCIA Pocket Guides teach the arborist how to avoid accidents in these areas. They are written for the arborist in the field and they are incredibly well illustrated to facilitate comprehension.
Safe Tree Felling assists the arborist who has to remove a tree or a spar by cutting it from the ground. The guide covers appropriate procedures and practices for tree and site inspection, hazard assessment, job planning, roping and cutting. It also covers the hazards associated with cutting trees that are under tension. It is 40 pages long.
Preventing Falls covers falls from elevation, such as a climber falling from a tree or ladder. Using several years of accident data, the guide carefully and thoroughly covers the common causes for falls, such as climbing system failure, not being tied in, cutting the climbing line/safety and falling with a cut tree section. It is 46 pages long.
Preventing Electrocution starts by recognizing that all arborists - not just line clearance tree trimmers - encounter electrical hazards routinely on the job. It covers the identification of, and proper work procedures to avoid hazards associated with overhead electrical conductors. It is 40 pages long.
Identifying Hazard Trees teaches the field arborist and climber how to inspect the tree for hazards, how to recognize the common signs and symptoms of potentially hazardous tree conditions, and how to evaluate the risk that the hazards pose to the overall work operation. It is 40 pages long.
Preventing Struck-Bys instructs arborists on how to avoid injury from falling or swinging branches, limb sections and trunk sections during pruning operations, sectional tree take-downs and rigging operations. It is 34 pages long.