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    Insurance - For the Consulting Arborist: Navigating Insurance Coverage and Safety Practices

    • September 12, 2023
    • 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM
    • ZOOM


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    Bi-monthly Virtual Training:

    Insurance for the Consulting Arborist

    Navigating Insurance Coverage and Safety Practices

    Presented by:

    Craig Yarborough

    If you have any specific questions for Craig you can submit those in advance HERE

    About our Speaker:
    Craig is originally from Macclenny, Florida.  After being a multi-sport athlete at Baker County High School, he went on to play football at Florida State University for legendary coach Bobby Bowden. 

    After graduation from FSU, Craig started his journey into the risk management industry. He started with his Life & Health Insurance License where he truly gained a passion for advising clients and educating them regarding their insurance and risk management needs.  Craig acquired his Property & Casualty Insurance License and earned the opportunity to operate and own a State Farm agency for 6 years.  After that he felt a calling to the contractor world where he has primarily works with High Risk Contractors such as Roofers, Tree, Electrical, & Pool Contractors.  He has been on the council of the Young Leaders Program within the Association of General Contractors for 2 years.  He has immersed himself within the Tree Contractor Industry with specialty programs that really understand the needs of the Arborist and their teams.

    Craig married his college sweetheart, Chelsea, and they reside in Fayetteville with their 4 children.  They are blessed to be members of Pinecrest Church in Fayetteville where they attend and serve regularly.  Craig enjoys church, hunting, fishing, camping, and various sporting events.

    In this session we will learn about:

    The presentation delves into the critical insurance coverage requirements and safety practices that distinguish Boom / Cranes companies from Climbers in the arboriculture industry. Understanding the specific coverages and exclusions for each type of company is crucial for mitigating risks and ensuring financial protection. Additionally, the liability differences associated with Certified Arborists, including consulting services, are explored to shed light on potential liabilities and risk management strategies. The discussion extends to Umbrella issues, addressing how they can supplement existing insurance policies to provide an extra layer of protection against unforeseen circumstances.

    The presentation also highlights the most common Workers Compensation claims in the arboriculture sector, identifying key risk areas and encouraging proactive measures to prevent injuries and accidents. By analyzing past incidents, attendees will gain valuable insights into how to improve safety protocols and reduce workers' compensation claims.

    Furthermore, the presentation outlines best practices concerning safety and insurance. It emphasizes the importance of robust safety protocols and training programs to minimize accidents and injuries, safeguarding both employees and clients. Insurance best practices are also covered, helping companies optimize their insurance policies and coverage to align with their specific needs and operational scope.

    In conclusion, Boom / Cranes companies and Climbers in the arboriculture industry face distinct challenges and requirements when it comes to insurance coverage and safety practices. This presentation serves as a comprehensive guide to navigate these complexities, enabling businesses to make informed decisions and establish a solid foundation for long-term success and risk mitigation.

    Location/Format: Virtual via ZOOM - upon registration via the GAA Website you will receive a confirmation and instructions to register your email via ZOOM.  Please be sure to complete this step to ensure you receive the log in instructions ahead of the event.

    Time: 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm


    6:15 pm-6:30 pm: Introduction & settle in, Q&A rules, & CEU sign in instructions

    6:30 pm-7:30 pm: Training Session

    Cost: FREE to all GAA Members and Business Supporters.  $20 for non-members

    ISA CEUS: 1


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    ***This training is recorded and will be sent by email to all registrants within a week of the event***

    Georgia Arborist Association

    Phone:  (404) 913-1422
    Address:  GAA ~ P.O. Box 2516, Decatur GA 30031

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