The safety team held a meeting in Concord, NC November 14-15. The two-day training consisted of intense classroom exercises and discussions led by Beth Lay, Director of Safety and Human Performance, and Deb Boyce, Safety Manager, with a visit from Lewis CEO Tom Rogers. On day two, the safety team and members of Carolina Tree Care along with Phil Hoffman of SHERRILLtree learned more about various climbing techniques and equipment that will ensure safety for utility vegetation management and residential/commercial crews.
Bret Kent demonstrates the advantages of a foot ascender and instructs how to properly attach a rope wrench in an SRT system.
Mark Rowe demonstrates variations of the split tail climbing systems.
Jake Rehlander and Bret Kent set up a variety of climbing system demos including DRT and SRT.
Bret Kent, Mark Rowe, Victor Moreno, Juan Argueta listen intently to the 2019 Safety Plan
Juan Argueta, Bruce Shafter, Daniel Berrios, Pedro Navarrete, Dennie Ruiz, and Mike Locy learn about the Five Cultures of Safety Maturity
Steve Fassbender, Eric Witt, Lonnie Peyton, and Greg Moseman creating safety
Dennie Ruiz, Mike Locy, Steve Fassbender, Eric Witt, Lonnie Peyton, Greg Moseman, and Redbird Dunaway are brainstorming with Director Beth Lay