The critical element for a successful safety program is effective job
orientation and comprehensive and recurring health & safety training. Assuring employees are properly
trained and continually exposed to the safety rules and procedures is the cornerstone of our organization.
The basis of all training is the Line Clearance Qualification Standard (LCQS). The LCQS provides world-class
tiered training for employees by position … starting with the newly hired Groundsperson, onward to trimmer,
climber, equipment operator and foreman positions, and finally for the general foreman. In addition to
teaching safe and efficient arboricultural/technical practices, Trees provides training in the following