Crane Safety Climber School

Focus On Crane Takedowns

Our Crane Safety Climber School will be held April 4th-6th, 2019, at The Inn at Villanova, 601 County Line Rd, Wayne, PA 19087. This course offers hands-on training to give climbers real world experience and familiarity with rigging and cutting techniques used in crane and knuckleboom removals.

Instructors include: Pete Nieves-Sosa (The Crane Man, Inc.), Angelo Emma (The Crane Man, Inc.), Jim Roach (John B. Ward & Co.), Fraser Lay (The Tree Man), Mike Teti (Custom Climber Services), Mike Livingston (Shreiner Tree Care), Rick Yoos (Yoos Crane Service), Shawn Rowley (TreeWorks), Daniel Lawton (Lawton Tree Care), Paul Biester (Tree Awareness), Derrick Martin (Goods Tree Care), Chris Girard (Girard Tree Service), Rob Thigpen (Modern Arborist), "Nice Guy" Dave Stice (WesSpur, Ascension Group), Dave Swirsding (Lift Techs).

Credits offered: 19.5 CTSP credits, 21 ISA CEU's. The registration fee for the class is $525 for climbing students, and $425 for non-climbing students (includes course materials, lunch, refreshments). Enrollment is limited, and pre-registration is required. Participants must have at least 2 years climbing experience. Please contact Kimberly Nieves-Sosa for more information at 215-996-1033, or by email at

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Registration Information:

***Registration Is Now CLOSED***

Online Registration

Mail-In Registration

Required Gear For Course

Sponsor Donation

***Class begins Thursday April 4th at 8am. Please be on time.

Nearby Hotel Information:​

The Inn at Villanova,

601 County Line Rd, Wayne, PA 19087
Phone: (610) 519-8000

Residence Inn by Marriott Philadelphia Conshohocken
191 Washington Street, Conshohocken, PA 19428
(610) 828-8800

Philadelphia Marriott West
111 Crawford Avenue, West Conshohocken, PA 19428
(610) 941-5600

​The Radnor Hotel
591 E Lancaster Ave, Wayne, PA 19087
(610) 688-5800

Holiday Inn Express & Suites King Of Prussia
260 N. Gulph Road, King Of Prussia, PA 19406
(877) 410-6681