Ontario commercial arborists association
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    • November 15, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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    Redefining the Arborist Profession - A determinate path to recognition

    Gather together with other trade professionals and help us develop a clear path to developing the next generation of arborists.

    Together we will take the first step in creating new certifications. Certifications that can be used to establish measurable skill sets among our students, create a level playing field during tendering, create pay scales that are fair and encourage long term growth and success of our people.

    Join with us on November 15, 2019, to fill in the blanks:


    Certification

    Ground
    Support 1

    Ground
    Support 2

    Climber 1

    Climber 2

    Climber/
    Operator

    Utility

    Plant
    Health
    Care

    Consultant

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    Ground Worker 1: Entry Level Employee,

    • Effectively sets up traffic control and manages the most common hazards associated with securing the job site.
    • Aids the staff working aloft by using a small selection of knots, basic rigging equipment and a chainsaw.
    • Safely uses a chainsaw and chipper in an effective manner to ensure efficiency and productivity,
    • Understands and carries out the basic maintenance needs of all the tools and equipment they have been trained on.
    • Cleans up the work site in an efficient manner to protect persons, property, and equipment.

    Ground Worker 2: Production Staff,

    • Assists staff working aloft with rigging operations; installation, use, and care of the equipment is all apart of this role.
    • Equipment operations include stump grinder and large chainsaws as well as pruning tools.
    • Basic understanding of pruning cuts and how to correctly prune common juvenile trees and shrubs.
    • Drives G class vehicle.

    Climber 1: Entry Level climber,

    • Identifies a shortlist of common trees and understands the common physical expectations/limitations of each.
    • Installs, and uses a work positioning system safely and efficiently to access trees up to 50’.
    • Uses manual tools aloft to perform basic tree care tasks (deadwood, structural improvements, reduction etc….) with very little direction.
    • Able to use a rope for lowering materials to the ground.

    Climber 2: Production Climber,

    • Effectively plans the flow of work to ensure jobs are completed safely and efficiently
    • Uses advanced rigging systems safely and effectively
    • Makes educated decisions about plant health care to perform tree maintenance activities
    • Identifies a long list of tree and shrub species that are common in the province, understands the
    • dynamics of the structure, associated hazards, and pruning techniques

    Climber/Operator: production climber who operates equipment

    • Inspects, operates and maintains a truck-mounted aerial lift
    • Inspects, operates, and maintains a truck-mounted knuckle boom
    • Maintains a DZ license
    • Plans and executes a crane assisted tree removal

    Utility: clears vegetation in proximity to energized conductors

    • Inspects, operates and maintains dielectric tools
    • Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of electrical trade theory
    • Inspects, operates and maintains the off-road aerial device
    • Identifies utilities and all associated components
    • Maintains exterminator Licence for Industrial Vegetation
    • Inspects, operates and maintains all-terrain vehicles (boat, ATV, snowmobile)

    Plant Health Care:

    • Maintains Exterminators Licences for Landscape and Forestry
    • Identifies common pests and pathogens commonly found in Ontario
    • Produces written Integrated Pest Management plans

    Consultant:

    • Working knowledge of Integrated Pest Management creates and writes plans
    • Writes detailed reports for municipalities and other agencies on the topics of Tree Risk
    • Assessment, Tree Valuation, Tree Preservation, and Soil management
    • Working knowledge of construction practices and recommends remediation practices for tree preservation
    • Working knowledge of Arboriculture practices and recommends services to manage urban trees

    Agenda: 

    • 7 am-8 am Registration & Coffee
    • 8 am-9 am AMM: OCAA Business Meeting - What happened this year, what are the plans for the future
      Review of the last minutes, Committee Reports as per members' email and Board Nominations.
    • 9 am-9:30 am
      Introduction to the Discussion “Redefining the Arborist Profession”
    • 9:30 am-10 am - Coffee Break 
    • 10 am-12 pm
      Brainstorming, “fill in the blanks”
    • 12 pm-1 pm - Lunch 
    • 1 pm-3 pm
      Review and discussion
    • 3 pm-3:30 pm - Coffee Break
    • 3:30 pm-5 pm
      Next steps; where do we go from here? 
    • 6 pm
      Dinner & Social Gathering 


Past events

September 01, 2019 Aerial Rescue Seminar
June 21, 2019 ARBORIST INJURY PREVENTION WORKSHOP
April 27, 2019 0 to 8 tonne Crane Competency Course
April 13, 2019 Working at Heights Training - Construction Projects
April 05, 2019 First Aid/CPR/WHMIS (Standard)
March 30, 2019 0 to 8 tonne Crane Competency Course
March 23, 2019 Working at Heights Training - Construction Projects
March 22, 2019 Plant Health Care Seminar
February 20, 2019 OCAA Dinner at ISAO
December 07, 2018 2018 Annual Members Meeting
May 26, 2018 Working at Heights - Construction Projects
May 12, 2018 Working at Heights - Construction Projects
May 10, 2018 Aerial Rescue Training
April 28, 2018 Working at Heights - Construction Projects
April 23, 2018 22nd Annual Day of Service (Central)
April 21, 2018 Working at Heights - Construction Projects
April 14, 2018 Working at Heights - Construction Projects
April 06, 2018 First Aid/CPR/WHMIS (Standard)
March 26, 2018 Report Writing
March 24, 2018 Working at Heights - Construction Projects
March 24, 2018 0 to 8 tonne Crane Competency Training
March 23, 2018 Plant Health Care Seminar
March 03, 2018 Working at Heights - Construction Projects
February 24, 2018 Working at Heights - Construction Projects
December 01, 2017 2017 OCAA AGM
May 13, 2017 Working from Heights Training: Construction Projects
April 22, 2017 Working from Heights Training: Construction Projects
April 07, 2017 First Aid/CPR/WHMIS (Standard)
March 29, 2017 Chipper Use, Safety & Maintenance
March 28, 2017 Working from Heights Training: Construction Projects
March 25, 2017 0 to 8 ton Crane Competence Training
March 24, 2017 Plant Health Care
March 09, 2017 Working from Heights Training: Construction Projects
March 03, 2017 Report Writing for Arborists
February 25, 2017 0 to 8 ton Crane Competence Training
February 17, 2017 Working from Heights Training: Construction Projects
February 06, 2017 Pesticide Course
January 26, 2017 Working from Heights Training: Construction Projects
December 02, 2016 2016 OCAA AGM
October 01, 2016 2016/17 OCAA Board of Directors Nominations
September 21, 2016 Sales Training with Andrew Wall of Sandler Training
July 09, 2016 0 to 8 ton Crane Competence Training
April 30, 2016 0 to 8 ton Crane Competence Training
April 27, 2016 Day of Service Camp Ma Kee Wa
April 08, 2016 Quickbooks Training
April 08, 2016 First Aid/CPR/WHMIS (Standard)
April 05, 2016 Chainsaw Maintenance and Safe Use Training - Advanced
April 04, 2016 Chainsaw Maintenance and Safe Use Training - Beginners
March 26, 2016 0 to 8 ton Crane Competence Training
March 24, 2016 Aerial Device Inspection & Use
March 18, 2016 Plant Health Care
March 11, 2016 Quickbooks Training
February 27, 2016 0 to 8 ton Crane Competence Training
December 03, 2015 2015 OCAA AGM
April 29, 2015 Day of Service @ Camphill
April 25, 2015 0 to 8 ton Crane Competence Training
April 11, 2015 Aerial Device Inspection
April 10, 2015 Frst Aid / CPR / WHIMS (Standard)
March 28, 2015 0 to 8 ton Crane Competence Training
March 20, 2015 Plant Health Care Seminar
March 19, 2015 Soil Biology and Compost Tea Basics
February 28, 2015 0 to 8 ton Crane Competence Training
December 05, 2014 OCAA AGM
October 05, 2014 Call for Nomination
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