The Wildlife Danger Tree Assessor Certificate: Wildland Fire Safety Module is a two-day training course that provides information and technical procedures for assessing tree hazards and establishing appropriate safe work practices in situations where there is potential exposure from dangerous trees to workers involved in wildland firefighting. It also provides information on habitat quality which can be used to retain some high-value wildlife trees where opportunities exist to assess both tree hazards and wildlife tree habitat value (i.e. in sustained action fires where there is sufficient time to assess wildlife tree habitat components.) Fire crews involved in wildland firefighting do not have the time to complete a detailed tree assessment to determine if trees that appear dangerous might actually be assessed as safe. Consequently, this course primarily focuses on worker safety and tree defects which are visually inspected and rated as having "high defect failure potential". This certificate is recognized by WorkSafe BC.
On successful completion of the two-day course, the certified assessor will be competent in the following outcomes.
- Identifying important attributes of wildlife/danger trees
- Assessing trees for their failure potential
- Making appropriate safety decisions regarding assessed trees
- Assessing trees for their potential as wildlife habitat
- Wednesday & Thursday, 8:30am-4:30pm
Full course: $455
For recertification: $410
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