ArborMAX is the only insurance program endorsed by TCIA.
All loss control service is provided by a TCIA representative that can help you evaluate potential business risks and develop workplace strategies to control these risks. Click here for the ArborMAX & TCIA Membership Benefits Brochure
The Tree Care Industry Association is a 73-year-old public and professional resource on trees and arboriculture representing approximately 2,100 tree service and affiliated member companies. TCIA recognizes stringent performance standards for quality and safety. They maintain trained, professional arborists on staff and are dedicated to ethics and quality in business practices.
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TCIA provides tree care companies and professional arborists with safety and educational programs, meetings, publications and guidelines for tree service operations, ANSI A300 tree care standards, and much more, including:
- TCIA Accreditation: credentialing of companies for tree worker safety, ethical business practices, and professionalism.
- Certified Treecare Safety Professional (CTSP): The industry’s first safety certification program, credentialing individual arborists for safety practices and knowledge.
What is TCIA Accreditation?
TCIA Accreditation is a third-party verification process similar in structure to other industry credentialing processed for companies, such as ISO 9000 series of certifications. Broader than ISO 9000 series certifications, TCIA Accreditation reviews tree care industry-specific standards and also reviews client satisfaction and regulatory compliance, including safety training and compliance requirements. TCIA works with a team of independent auditors specially trained to identify issues during on-site visits and follow-up procedures.
What does TCIA Accreditation mean?
Companies accredited by the Tree Care Industry Association adhere to the highest standard of professionalism based on:
- Industry standards for quality and safety
- Maintenance of trained, professional staff
- Dedication to ethics and quality in business practices
Many small businesses don’t have the resources to hire staff specifically for safety training. By giving one or more existing employees the tools to become their company’s safety trainer(s), the CTSP program not only allows business owners to establish a safety program for a modest investment, it also provides a new career path for these key employees, increasing their job satisfaction and company loyalty.
Companies with employees enrolled in the CTSP program are nearly four times less likely to experience a recordable accident (one that requires medical attention beyond treatment in the field) than companies without a CTSP on staff.
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