Nelson’s Line Clearance Tree Trimmer (LCST) Certification Program is a comprehensive, staged training process that is unmatched in the industry.
In addition to comprehensive training for new employees, the program offers advanced training at each level of employee progression, including Foreperson and Specialty Equipment Operators.
The program provides detailed training on applicable skill sets and requires both textbook learning and demonstration or discussion of each proficiency. All progress is reviewed and documented by a trainer and a final proficiency review is conducted by field personnel.
Our employees are our most valuable resource—that’s why we have the most advanced employee training program in the industry.
New employees learn and existing employees receive continuous retraining on safe operation of equipment, driving, climbing and trimming, proper interaction with property owners, and many other skills essential to safety and professionalism on the job.
And we’re as safe on the road as we are in the trees.
Through the nationally recognized SafetyFirst “How’s My Driving” program, our driver behaviors are constantly monitored by motorists who share the same roadways. This public scrutiny reinforces the safe and courteous conduct we expect of our drivers.
Additionally, the GPS systems in all vehicles are linked to the SafetyFirst driving database, which instantly alerts management of any unsafe driving practices.
Nelson employees also receive comprehensive driver education. Our Decision Driving Program educates drivers on defensive driving and safe driving practices with employees receiving training and recertification every year.
As a DOT fleet operator, Nelson is scored by the federal government on driver and vehicle safety. Nelson’s scores consistently rank the company as a top performer in the industry.