Arborist Ropes Minimum Industry Standards book

The Minimum Industry Standards book MIS302 on Arborist Ropes covers the fundamentals of rope selection, qualities of ropes and rope use: it is intended to provide a solid foundation of rope knowledge on which practitioners can build.

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This Minimum Industry Standards book MIS302 is on selecting, inspecting and using ropes for tree climbing and rigging.

Throughout the industry, the level of basic rope knowledge is unfortunately low. Whilst rope technology has improved significantly over the last few decades, many tree workers still know little more about their ropes than the colour and brand. MIS302 provides essential working knowledge that will help to get the best use out of ropes, improve their longevity, and improve efficiency and safety.

Topics include:

  • Rope construction
  • Rope materials
  • Selecting the right rope for the task at hand
  • Rope care and storage
  • Rope inspection, including a rope inspection checklist and generic failure conditions

About the Minimum Industry Standards (MIS) series

The MIS series is produced by Arboriculture Australia Ltd in consultation with the national arboriculture and vegetation management community. These industry peer-reviewed documents explain the core standards of skills and equipment with which competent practitioners should be familiar with. The prime purpose of the MIS series is to provide minimum standards for the safety of tree workers while encouraging and fostering innovative practices.

Arboriculture Australia Ltd. are currently working with subject-matter experts to write and illustrate a full suite of Minimum Industry Standards describing the work tasks conducted by practical, hands-on tree workers throughout Australia, including pruning, tree identification, equipment inspection, chainsaw use, cabling, and many other practices and skills. The Minimum Industry Standards are available for purchase from Vermeer Parts Counters in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide.

What are the benefits of having minimum industry standards:

  • Safety
  • Productivity
  • Training & assessment
  • A national terminology
  • Standardised work practices
  • National representation

 

View the MIS brochure from Arboriculture Australia here.

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