Competent Tower Climber Training

competent tower climberOur goal in the Competent Tower Climber Curriculum focuses on ensuring that all tower climbers meet minimum qualifications including physical requirements, and demonstrate the knowledge and practical skills required to safely perform elevated work activity associated with the Telecommunication industry. Our typical course length is typically 4 days and consists of both classroom, field instruction and demonstration of skills. The Tech Safety Lines Competent Tower Climber Curriculum program structure covers the following:

Fall Protection Basics

  • Regulations
  • Hierarchy
  • Fall Restraint vs. Fall Arrest
  • Proper selection, inspection, care, and maintenance of equipment

  • Body Holding Devices

  • Body Harness vs. Belt
  • Fall dynamics

  • Connectors
  • Ropes – rigging, knots, inspection, care, maintenance
  • Hardware – snap hooks, carabiners, straps

  • Lanyards

  • Anchorages
  • Engineering considerations
  • Regulatory requirements

  • Specialty Systems

  • Vertical Lifelines
  • Horizontal Lifelines
  • Ladder Safety systems
  • Self-Retracting Lifelines
  • Hoist and winch systems
  • Controlled Descent – descent devices, rope grabs, etc
  • Industry Hazards
  • Types of towers, structures (monopoles, self support, guyed, roof tops, smokestacks, etc)
  • Weather
  • Clothing
  • Falling Objects – tool lanyards, other restraints, etc
  • RF/EME
  • Crane Usage
  • Man lift Usage

  • Climbing Techniques

  • 3-point contact
  • No FREE Climbing

  • Rescue Considerations

  • Pre job planning
  • Systems

  • Review and TEST

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