QAA Aerial Rescue Workshops

QAA Aerial Rescue Workshops ensure arborists know how to perform an aerial rescue when an unconscious or injured person needs to be safely moved to the ground from a tree or elevated work platform.

Aerial rescue is a specialty all climbing arborists should possess. That’s why The Queensland Arboricutural Association is running aerial-rescue workshops on the Gold Coast, Brisbane, and Sunshine Coast in coming months.

The workshops will examine multiple rescue types and scenarios, based on the system outlined in Minimum Industry Standard MIS304 Aerial Rescue. They will also provide information to competitive climbers on how to achieve the most possible points in the Aerial Rescue event.

The Workshops

Gold Coast – Tuesday 24 October 2023
Sunshine Coast – Monday 12 Februar,y 2024 (tickets on sale soon)

What to bring?

In order to get the most out of a very informative day, attendees should bring the following to the workshop:

* Water
* Lunch
* Snacks, and
* All regular climbing equipment, including harnesses, ropes, and any PPE.

Presenter Craig Reid is an experienced consultant and trainer with more than 20 year’s of industry experience, including 10 years as an arboriculture trainer. He was the owner/0perator of Surf City Tree Services for 15 years and is the current director and principal consultant at The Tree Advisory Centre.

Craig began his training career at TAFE Queensland Gold Coast in 2012 and today is the CEO at the Australian Institute of Arboriculture.

Craig’s goal for this workshop is to provide quality, current best practice arboriculture training that will help support improved workplace safety, and WHS practices across the industry.

Craig will be supported at the workshops by:
Jamie Boston – Gold Coast, Brisbane, and Sunshine Coast
Steve Jackson – Gold Coast
Kurt Brown – Sunshine Coast

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