IBEW 1245’s “Keep the Clearance” peer safety committee has received grant funding to host two tree trimmer safety training classes in 2016.
Aerial Lift Workshop- This workshop is run by the IBEW through an Arborist Safety Training Institute (ASTI) Grant, and will take place between the months of February and July in 2016. The free class will include an aerial lift and a professional instructor, with space for 30-40 participants.
Electrical Hazard Awareness Program (EHAP)- Thanks to the Susan Harwood Grant, Local 1245 will be able to offer this course at the union hall in early 2015. It will be advertised by IBEW and the TCIA magazine, and can accommodate approximately 30 people.
More information on these two safety trainings will be posted on the IBEW 1245 website in the coming months.
–Rich Lane, IBEW 1245 Safety Rep