ArborScape becomes a certified tree safety specialist. We’d like to congratulate employees Robert Ford and David Merriman for their successful completion of the Certified Treecare Safety Professional (CTSP) exam.
This designates them as leaders in tree safety, according to the TCIA, who administer the test.
There are only 27 CTSP’s in Colorado and according to TCIA staff only 5 or 6 employed at tree services serving customers in the Denver area.
Considering there are over 300 tree services close by, that means ArborScape is in the top one percent for safety preparedness.
According to the TCIA website,
“Despite many commendable efforts and individual successes with safety over time, accidents continue to increase in the tree care industry. As the only safety credentialing program in the industry, TCIA’s Certified Treecare Safety Professional (CTSP) program is designed to address several of the safety challenges that tree care companies face.”
That 99% of tree services in Denver don’t go through a CTSP safety certification is disappointing to us given the inherent risk of falling, electrocution and tree cutting fails.
Still we are proud to emphasize safety and appreciate Robby and David’s efforts. Staff went through a two day training seminar in October and passed an exam to earn the CTSP mantle.
The focus of a CTSP now turns to helping train fellow workers and arborists within the company and everywhere it’s needed.
Safety doesn’t end at the company door. Arborists may compete for customers but we all must work together on tree care safety.