Importance of Climbing and Rigging Gear Inspections
Craig Bachmann, Tree 133 LLC and Mike Tilford, CTSP, SavATree
Tree company owners/managers are overloaded with demands of the business. Time is money and crews need to be in the field. This means gear inspection is often postponed in favor of production. Another challenge is suspect climbing gear available on the internet – climbers are trusting their lives to potentially dangerous equipment. In an industry with recognized hazards, who is responsible for the fall protection equipment of climber employees? How can we better manage these risks to protect our employees and our businesses? Dig into the results of research with industry experts, including business leaders, risk managers, regulators and insurers.
ISA CEU 1; CTSP 1