PVMA Presents: UTW/UTT Tree Worker Safety Training

Utility Tree Worker Safety Training

Employing safe practises is vital to your job as a Utility Tree Worker. To create a culture of safety for UTTs, the PVMA has developed a curriculum to educate those who maintain trees near electrical utility installations. The Association has also contracted with a well-respected educational facility, Olds College, to teach this curriculum to our members who are interested in this important discipline.

Register in this two week course today if you work in the vegetation management industry and are involved with the removal or trimming of trees near energized powerlines and wish to upgrade your safety knowledge.

Recognized by organizations and companies in your profession, this course gives you the safety skills necessary to remove or trim trees near energized powerlines. Delivered one week in-class and the second week off-site (training mostly outdoors in the field), this course is one of the components you must complete to apply for certification as a Utility Tree Worker or Utility Tree Trimmer in Alberta.

All courses take place at: Olds College Campus

Utility Tree Worker and Utility Tree Trimmer Safety Training Certification Course

To become a certified Utility Tree Worker or Utility Tree Trimmer, you must successfully complete this PVMA sanctioned safety course. In this course you will be educated regarding best safety practises and hazard awareness while trimming trees and ground cover closed to energized utility infrastructure.


Intake #1: March 25-April 5, 2019

Intake #2: April 1-April 12, 2019

Click here for UTW and UTT Safety Training Certification Course Information

Click here for Registration Form

Utility Tree Worker and Utility Tree Trimmer Recertification

As a certified Utility Tree Worker or Utility Tree Trimmer, you must attend this recertification course every five years. In this two day, in-class course you will be updated on current electrical safety standards and safety practices important to you on the job.


Intake #1: March 28-March 29, 2019

Intake #2: April 4-April 5, 2019

Fall: TBA


Click here for UTW and UTT Recertification Course information

Click here for Registration Form

Optional Stump Treatment Pesticide Certificate Tutorial

The Stump Treatment Pesticide Certificate is required for individuals applying herbicides to stumps and is available only to those with a Utility Tree Worker or Utility Tree Trimmer Certificate. The Stump Treatment tutorial and exam are optional and offered on the following dates.

Intake #1: March 27-28, 2019

Intake #2: April 3-4, 2019

Click here for Optional Stump Treatment Pesticide Certification Information

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