Safety is a core value at Zielies and our #1 priority.
All of our employees are reviewed annually on climbing techniques and are certified to exceed industry standards. Â Annual safety training includes aerial rescue, rope and rigging techniques and general climbing safety. All of our on-site foremen are documented advanced-level climbers who conduct monthly on-the-job assessments onÂ aerial rescue practice as a part of their job responsibilities.
In addition to annual training, in 2016 Zielies brought in Arbormaster to perform 5 sessions of a 2 day precision chainsaw and felling training module. These sessions reached nearly all Zielies supervisors, foreman, and journeyman. The knowledge learned during these sessions will be passed down to lesser experienced apprentices during on the job training.
All Zielies employees receive extensive on-the-job training for each piece of equipment they operate. Utilizing the Union apprenticeship program and in-house supervision, employees are encouraged to familiarize themselves with machines used on-site. Employees are certified in EHAP training on a yearly basis, including First Aid and CPR. They also, possess both a CDL (commercial driving license) and a Pesticide Spraying Â License.
Zielies hires skilled professionals who have the necessary commitment and knowledgeÂ to work safely at all stages of the job.