The Arborist Safety Training Institute (ASTI) is a program launched by the Tree Care Industry Association Foundation (TCIAF) in 2013 in an effort to bring affordable safety training and educational opportunities to tree care companies across the country. Many companies do not have the available resources to hire their own safety coordinator, so the ASTI workshops help fill that void by making training accessible for all companies.
Workshop topics can include, but are not limited to, chipper operator basics, felling, rigging, chain saw safety, aerial lift operation and aerial rescue training.
ASTI grants fund up to $1,500 for full or half-day workshops, and TCIAF takes applications on a rolling bases, biannually.
The next application deadline is August 15, 2017 for workshops held February 1, 2018 – July 31, 2018.
If you have any questions about the ASTI program, or how to apply, call 800-733-2622 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.