TC1002 – Authorized Climber / Rescuer

This course delivers foundational training for technicians who work at height within the telecom industry and who need to gain a command of the issues surrounding access to telecom-related structures using personal fall protection and fall rescue equipment. During the course, students are taught the dangers related to work-at-height on a telecom structure. They are provided with the knowledge to recognize and control job site hazards and to implement safe access and basic rescue techniques.

ENSA Training for Telecom Work-at-Height Rescue has been approved by the National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) and covers Type 1 and 3 of the four types of rescue defined by the Work at Height Safety Association (WAHSA):

1. Lowering a remote casualty 2. Raising a remote casualty 3. Self-evacuation by descent 4. Rescuing another in descent

Particulars:
Duration of Training 16 hours
Student-to-Instructor Ratio 8:1
Training Compliance OSHA 29 CFR 1926 Subpart M
ANSI Z359 Standards

Learning Objectives:

  • Establish the importance of a culture of prevention
  • Establish awareness and adherence to statutory requirements and company policies
  • Identify risks and hazards in the work environment and conduct pre-climb protocol
  • Demonstrate the basic principles of fall protection equipment including care and maintenance.
  • Demonstrate the basic principles of fall rescue equipment
  • Perform a successful self-rescue
  • Perform a successful ladder rescue
  • Perform a successful lowering a remote casualty
Classroom:
  • Standards & Regulations
  • Approach to Fall Protection
  • Anchorages, Anchor connectors, Snap hooks & D-rings, Carabiners, Full body harness, Energy absorbing lanyards, Work positioning lanyards, Self-retracting lifelines, Vertical lifeline and rope grabs, Ladder climbing systems, Horizontal lifelines, Knots, Climbing techniques, Pre-climb check lists
  • Fall Rescue Requirements
  • Medical Preparedness
Practical
  • Authorized PFPE Inspection
  • Emergency Rescue Equipment
  • Basic Principles of PFPE
  • Post-Fall Suspension Mitigation Techniques
  • Conducting a Pre-climb Checklist
  • Basic Principles Safe Climb System and Ladders
  • Ladder Rescue
  • Evacuation by Descent (self)
  • Lowering a remote casualty

The training environment may require the use of specialized access methods such as those employed within suspension and rope access practices. These methods may be utilized as effective safety tools within the delivery of this program.

These methods are not to be considered part of the course curriculum.

Resource Materials:

Student training manual Certificate of completion, wallet card, and helmet certification sticker

General Disclaimer:

All ENSA North America practical training exercises are implemented under a “Skills Based Evolution Process” which the student experiences as a layering approach, whereby a basic foundation is established, and through reaffirmation and confirmation, additional practical skills are applied to effectively demonstrate and apply through hands-on experiences the complexities of work and rescue at height, achieving success through confidence by all who participate.

Reaffirmation through testing is applied with the addition of correction to 100%. This unique philosophy in learning ensures all incorrectly answered test questions are tabled under whole group discussion to ensure maximum retention and understanding by all students.

All training programs are structured upon a pass or fail determination criteria and are in accordance with ANSI Z490.1 – 2016 Criteria for accepted practices in safety, health, and environmental training and under ENSA’s ISO 9001-certified quality management system.

Note: Students must be medically and physically fit with a desire to work at heights. The training environment may require the use of specialized access methods such as those employed within suspension and rope access practices. These practices may be utilized as effective safety tools within the delivery of this program. They are not to be considered trained upon within this program.

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