Competent Climber & Rescue Training: Telecommunications
The Competent Tower Climber & Rescue Training course curriculum is designed to help students establish a safe work environment, safe work practices, and the safe implementation of emergency procedures. We are committed to ensuring that all of our students meet the unique tower climber qualifications needed for working at height.
This includes the physical requirements, a demonstration of the knowledge and practical skills required to safely perform elevated work activity, as well as recognition and mitigation of the hazards associated with the telecommunications industry including:
- Structural hazards
- Fall hazards
- Environmental hazards
- Radio frequency / Electromagnetic energy (RF/EME)
The first portion of the class also includes:
- 8hr PowerPoint
- Safe climbing techniques
- Utilization of various types of Fall Protection
Learn the fundamentals of rescue for the telecommunications industry. The second portion of this course concentrates on the various uses and applications of self-rescue and assisted rescue equipment for use on elevated structures such as cellular towers, monopoles, broadcast towers, water tanks, silos and rooftops. After becoming comfortable with the simple processes used with the equipment, the students will perform and participate in several simulated rescue scenarios.
These exercises will include a variety of real-life situations:
- Accessible victim
- Remote victim
- Other challenging drills
Each student must have appropriate PPE, including a full body harness, dual leg lanyard and any personal fall protection devices normally used. Students should be prepared to climb an actual structure.
Course Duration: 4 Days
Class Size: maximum 6 students per instructor
All Tech Safety Lines, Inc. rescue training programs meet or exceed OSHA and ANSI Z359.2-2017 regulations and safety standards.
Please contact us for pricing and further information.
Learn more about Tech Safety Lines’ training and facilities here – About Our Training.
The objective of our course is to educate students on fall protection standards and techniques, as well as the risks associated with working at height. By reinforcing safe work practice theories through exercises and scenarios, we allow an immediate opportunity for students to apply these concepts in a real-world environment. Our goal is to provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills to be competent and confident tower technicians. Content Covered:
- Fall Protection Hierarchy – systems and theory
- Summary of applicable standards
- Pre-job Planning and Site Analysis
- Anchor points — determination and design criteria
- Components of Personal Fall Arrest Systems
- Techniques/Mechanics of Climbing
- Industry Hazards — assessment and mitigation
- Equipment Care and Maintenance
- Rescue – Practice, Theory, and Rescue Plans
- Course Manual
- Wallet ID card
- Certificate of Completion
We offer a recertification course for those with an expired wallet card.