The Tasmanian Arboricultural Organisation (TAO) Aerial Rescue Workshop has regretfully been postponed due to concerns over the wellbeing of attendees and risks associated with person-to-person contact whilst simulating rescue. The workshop will be rescheduled once more is known regarding the risks associated with the transmission of Coronavirus in this environment. 

All those who have registered for this event are invited to contact TAO for refund of their registration. The TAO would like to offer our apologies for any inconvenience caused.

The Tasmanian Arboricultural Organisation (TAO) will be presenting the second in our series of industry training workshops. This two-day workshop will provide high-level training in aerial rescue, including preparation, emergency response, and technical rescue techniques for a variety of real-life scenarios.

Presented in partnership with vertical-rescue trainers from the Tasmanian Fire Service, Police Search and Rescue, and our own experienced arboricultural trainers, we hope that there will be useful information available for every attendee. A free copy of the industry standard for aerial rescue (MIS304 Aerial Rescue) will be provided to every attendee, free with event registration.

Day one will include presentations on how to prepare and practice for an emergency, as well as an overview of the legal requirements which apply to all tree work businesses in relation to emergency preparedness. We'll also be covering emergency response: what to do when everything has gone badly wrong. And lastly we'll be showing off some key climbing and rescue techniques which any crew should know. Day one is open to all the crew - including ground workers, business owners and interested members of the public.

Day two goes into more detail; participants will be working in groups to workshop their responses to several real-life rescue scenarios. Everyone is welcome, but the day is targeted more toward climbers who have a reasonable level of experience and are interested in taking their skills further. It's an opportunity to work with rescue professionals to grow your skills and learn from first responders who have actually dealt with many of these scenarios. Attendees for day two must also attend day one.




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