Training and Certifications

Below is a list of Arbor Plant Health Care’s industry certifications.

Industry Certified Tree Services in Halifax Nova Scotia

At Arbor Plant Health Care, we put safety and professionalism at the forefront. We deliver on our commitment to these principles in each and every tree services job we do and in every interaction we have with clients, suppliers, contractors, and partners. One way in which we ensure a commitment to these principles is through hiring only the best certified tree workers and through participating in all professional tree service industry standards and certifications. Below are just a few of the certifications held by our company, and the training and qualifications possessed by our employees.

Bachelor of Technology in Landscape Horticulture

This is a four year degree from the Nova Scotia Agricultural College in Truro, Nova Scotia. The program consists of landscape design and maintenance, turf, and of course tree care.

ISA Certified Arborist (AT-0621AT)

A certified arborists must have a minimum of three years experience in some aspect of tree services care and have passed an exam developed by an international panel of experts. The exam extensively covers every aspect of tree care and the individuals must have an acceptable level of knowledge in all areas of arboriculture.

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)

This is Canada’s national hazard communication standard. The key elements of the system are cautionary labeling of containers of WHMIS “controlled products”, the provision of material safety data sheets (MSDSs) and worker education and training programs.

Electrical Hazardous Awareness Program (EHAP)

This program teaches some basics about how electricity works. It educates about potential hazards of electricity and how to handle certain hazardous situations.

ISA Certified Tree Worker/Climber Specialists (AT-0621T)

A climber specialists must have a minimum of 18 months experience professionally climbing trees in a safe and efficient manner to perform tree care. They have knowledge in the major aspects involved in tree care including, pruning, removal, cabling and safety. They must pass a knowledge exam and a skills exam conducted by trained instructors and facilitators.

ArborMaster Training

ArborMaster training is a series of modules that teaches the newest techniques and equipment in the tree care industry.

  • Level I Climbing Skills
  • Level I Rigging
  • Level II Rigging

Advanced Electrical Hazards Awareness Course for Utility Tree Workers

(Nova Scotia Community College Continuing Education)

St John Ambulance First Aid & CPR

St. John Ambulance is Canada’s leader in first aid training and products, and their courses often exceed government regulations.

Basic Electrical Hazards Awareness for Utility Ground Workers

(Nova Scotia Community College Continuing Education)

Advanced Electrical Hazards Awareness Course for Utility Tree Workers

(Nova Scotia Community College Continuing Education)


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Written on: Dec 23rd, 2006
Authored by: Arbor Plant Health Care

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