CTSPs Benefit Your Landscape
Written by: Ben Reince, Certified Arborist WI-061A
What is a CTSP and what are they doing in my yard? CTSP is short for Certified Tree Safety Professional and to become a CTSP one must have field experience and safety responsibility (i.e. crew leader, trainer, safety committee member, emergency responder). Our CTSP’s safeguard you and your property, and have good communication skills, strong instructional skills, and have the Wachtel Tree Science culture that leads to a safer environment.
So, you may be asking why do you want a CTSP working in your landscape. They are to look after the safety of the team and also your home. They will find out the scope of the work needed to be done, then come up with a plan to get work done with a focus on hazard and incident control and prevention. Sometimes it may be as easy as don’t let the tree fall on the house. Other times we may look closer to see where the hazards may exist. It could be the tulips under the tree that you wait all winter to see again or the fragile grass on the side of the house that never seems to quite grow.
The CTSP is there to educate the team in safe work practices and look out for the team throughout the day. They are there improve worker safety through empowerment and encouragement of the team. As the day nears the end, they remind to the team to maintain focus on the safety goals of the job and to avoid that incident or injury when the team is trying to rush to complete the work. Having this focus will increase the team’s production to get your landscape taken care of as quickly and safely as possible. To move forward and become safer while working for you, Wachtel Tree Science goes above and beyond the standards and requirements that the industry sets to better protect you, your home and your property.