Four training trends for 2018 and beyond

Ensuring every member of a tree care team returns home at the end of a hard day’s work is priority number one on every jobsite. And, it’s Ken Palmer’s job to help employers make sure crew members do what is necessary to make that happen. Read to learn what educational priorities in the tree care industry include going into 2018.

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The unsung tree heroes of 3 Alarm Tree Rescue

Around three years ago, Hancock and friend Nate Boyd were working full time as firefighters. With years of tree care experience under his belt and a strong desire to start his own business, Hancock convinced Boyd they should start a tree care business together.

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Spring training for your tree care crew

The owner or employer is ultimately responsible for providing the education and training their team needs to be safe, productive and successful. The employer has a vested interest in giving employees an opportunity to learn and develop new skills, because it leads to a safe and productive work environment. And what owner doesn’t want that?

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Will work for perks

Employee benefits and incentives can be a powerful recruiting and retention tool. Perks can be a great way to boost employee satisfaction and, in turn, company culture and productivity.

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5 reasons you should cross-train your tree care crews

An employee is standing around on a jobsite. Maybe he’s waiting for material to run through a brush chipper while the other crew members are taking down another tree. Meanwhile, the stump from the first removal is ready for grinding. One potential solution for this problem is to cross-train employees.

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4 steps to creating a safer, more efficient jobsite

The best way to make sure the whole crew is on the same page is to conduct a jobsite briefing before the work begins. The entire team should participate in the jobsite walkaround led by the crew supervisor. Use the acronym H.O.P.E. to cover the four basic steps of the jobsite briefing.

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