TC3003 Competent Climber / Rescuer


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This training course provides, through practical exercises, the skills needed for proficiency in Rescue, Trauma and First Aid within the industrial rescue environment. It is recommended for persons who work at height on masts, towers and aerial platforms and who are in positions of responsibility and need to respond to incidences of trauma, or are required to coordinate and/or implement written company rescue procedures.

Enrollees in this course must have completed both the Authorized and Competent Climber Training and hold a valid first aid CPR certificate.

This training also focuses on providing the Competent person with a depth of knowledge of the compliance requirements for implementing fall protection and fall rescue systems on the jobsite. Competent climbers will also gain a strong foundation in communication protocols, and the procedures and guidelines of accepted industrial rescue practices.

Scenario Based Training: The exercises presented in this course are a combination of classroom discussion and demonstration scenarios, major equipment application scenarios done in controlled surroundings, and advanced skill application scenarios performed at height within multiple telecom environments. Each scenario evaluates site safety and personal safety, a detailed assessment of injuries or illness and victim movement considerations.

Topics Covered Include;

  • Trauma response
  • Rescue protocol and procedures
  • Rope access and rescue
  • Developing and implementing a written rescue plan

Certification: All successful delegates will receive a certificate of completion valid for two years. Delegates will be qualified to enact the hierarchy for scene safety, personal safety, and enactment of the emergency management system (EMS) and initiation of trauma first aid techniques.


Duration of Training 24 hours
Student / Instructor Ratio 8:1
Training Compliance OSHA 1926 Subpart M
ANSI Z359 Standards

Learning Objectives;

  • In depth knowledge in Competent Climber/Rescuer roles and responsibilities
    for safe work at height
  • In depth knowledge in Competent Climber/Rescuer roles and responsibilities
    for rescue at height
  • Implement a safe work environment for authorized climbers under your direct
  • Site self-sufficiency when responding to trauma at height.
  • Increased ability for fast effective response
  • Rendering aid in an emergency situation.
  • Implementing through leadership a rescue procedure effectively within ICS

Students are evaluated in accordance with NATE Authorized and Competent Climber main objectives All training in conducted in accordance with ANSI Z490.1 Accepted practices and criteria for health, Safety and Environmental Training

Course Duration Breakdown;

Day One Classroom

  • Standards & Regulations
  • Written Fall Protection/Fall Rescue Plan
  • Competent Climber Risk Control (eliminate, substitute, isolate)
  • Fall Dynamics & Effects
  • Fall Protection Systems Installations and Care
  • Fall Rescue Requirements
    • Rescue Equipment Preparation and 1st principles
    • Releasable Rescue Anchors & Rigging
  • Site Safety
    • Planning (JHA/Pre-climb Check list)
    • Authorized Climber Safety (Pre-climb)

Day Two Practical Scenario Based Training

  • Personal Preparedness
  • Approach to Rescue
  • Written Rescue Plan
    • Roles and responsibilities
    • Understanding safety
    • Rescue risk assessment
  • Rescue response
    • Rescue protocol
    • General rescue communications (ICS )
  • Dealing with trauma
  • Vertical rescue groups
  • Trauma refresher exercises (classroom) utilizing;
    • 1st out kit
    • Rescue equipment
    • Patient packaging

Day Three Practical

  • Rescue anchors and safety backup systems
  • Suspension Trauma (20 minutes +) – Rescue protocol
  • Ascending and descending (rope access)
  • Tagline and tensioning systems
  • Team Rescue Falls from height – multiple impact injury
    • Assisted evacuation
    • Ladder Rescue
  • Written Test

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;
Telecom Training Manual
Certificate, I.D. Card and Certification Helmet Sticker

All ENSA North America practical training provides the student with a layered approach to learning, and are implemented through a “Skills-Based Evolution Process.” A basic foundation is established through demonstration and performance of basic skills, and additional practical skills are then applied to effectively build and understanding of the complexities of work and rescue at height. This layered approach helps to achieve success through building the confidence of all who participate.

Written tests are reviewed, discussed, and corrected to 100%. This unique philosophy ensures all incorrectly answered test questions are corrected through 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 – 2009 Criteria for accepted practices in safety, health, and environmental training and harmonized to Z10 American National Standard — Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems