After a great deal of work, we are proud to announce that Colin has earned his "Certified Treecare Safety Professional" (CTSP) accreditation from the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA). This is no small feat. As a matter of fact, there are only two tree services in the RDU/Triangle area that have this accreditation!
So you are probably wondering two things. First, how hard is it to become CTSP accredited? Second, what does this mean for you? So glad you asked!
To answer the first question, this certification requires experience, extensive training, and passing safety-related exams. In addition, CTSPs are required to fulfill 30 continuing education credits, which includes things like ongoing safety training, teaching safety-related classes, writing articles published in industry magazines, and so. But enough about this! What does hiring a CTSP accredited tree service mean for you?
The whole purpose of TCIA's CTSP program is to decrease work-related injuries and fatalities in the tree care and tree removal industry. After all, this industry is one of the most dangerous in the U.S., ranked on par with the likes of logging and snow crab fishing. According to TCIA’s, "Accident Survey Results: 2008-09 Operations" an accredited member will experience 100% fewer accidents than the non-accredited non-members.
Having a CTSP on staff means that we at Leaf & Limb are committed to the highest level of safe working practices in all areas of our tree service operations. It means that we are devoted to following the latest technological advances and safety regulations affecting the field of safety in our industry. When you employ our services, or the services of any other CTSP certified tree service, you can rest assured knowing that you will have a safe, professional operation managed by highly skilled experts.
Once again, congratulations to Colin for all his hard work! His CTSP accreditation is invaluable to Leaf & Limb Tree Service and brings an extra level of safety awareness necessary to ensure that every tree care and tree removal project is completed with all essential precautions.