On Wednesday, July 20, 2011 S.P. McClenahan Co, Inc. partnered with North American Training Solutions of Loganville, Georgia to provide technical training to a core group of new climbers yearning for knowledge and hands-on training. The training focused on tree assessments, tree access, various ascent methods and climbing hitches. The day long training improved work zone competence, strengthened emergency response procedures and provided areas of improvement in the professionalism of our new climber staff.
A unique experience from this first full-day of training was the immediate installation of a safety culture that left no stone unturned. From the first discussion of the day to the end clean-up, everyone was reinvigorated with the values of communication, professionalism, and the “safety as a team” approach.
On behalf of everyone at S.P. McClenahan, we would like to thank Mr. Phillip Kelley and Mr. Javier Jimenez of North American Training Solutions for leading the three day hands-on training sessions. Their unbelievable abilities to share knowledge of tree climbing and rigging, from aloft on a tree limb was an unforgettable experience for all who participated.