TC5TtT Telecom – Train the Trainer

Course Description – BOOK THIS COURSE

This ENSA Training course is a certified training for persons with safe work at height instructor experience who would like to deliver the TC1002 Authorized Climber Telecom course utilizing the automatic control rate descent devices.

Trainers or Trainers‐to‐be, will actively participate in instructor development training to deliver under adult learning principles the ENSA take‐home two‐day ANSI and OSHA compliant Height Safety and Rescue course curriculum for telecom (TC1002). The graduating candidates will be deemed proficient in the delivery of the TC1002T two day curriculum and able to certify students as “Qualified Authorized Climbers” in the practical aspects of rescue and evacuation while addressing the safety fundamentals of working at height.

See TC1001 Synopsis for the learning objectives and outline of the two day course that certified trainers will be certified to deliver.

1) A minimum of three years of working at heights related experience (a detailed resume must be provided).
2) A valid authorized climber certification (proof of certification required).
3) Written proof of employer sponsorship and/or support.


Duration of Training 40 hours
Student / Instructor Ratio 4:1
Training Compliance OSHA 1926 Subpart M
  ANSI Z359 Standards

Instructor Development Learning Objectives
Participants will gain the practical knowledge, skills and understanding to complete the following objectives;

  • Managing a group – building rapport and establishing trust.
  • Instructional styles (Direct, Rhetorical and Reciprocal approaches).
  • Establishing course objectives and checking for understanding.
  • Practice in student enabling – Evaluative feedback given and received
  • Learn/review all telecom tower related critical theory and systems from Hierarchy of Fall Protection through simulated automatic decent device rescue exercises, equipment inspection, care and maintenance.
  • Trouble shooting during exercises, protecting the rescuer, conducting safe exercises.
  • Delivery of TC1001 learning objectives (NATE CTS)

Students are evaluated in accordance with ENSA Training Instructor evaluation procedure by a qualified evaluator under a quantify/rate calculation process for instructor development. All training in conducted in accordance with ANSI Z490.1 Accepted Practices and Criteria for Health, Safety and Environmental Training

Course Duration Breakdown;
Day 0ne Classroom

  • Site orientation
  • Documentation / Course material review
  • Instructor Module 1
    • Administrative procedures
    • Standards and regulatory guidelines
    • Instructor approach
    • Telecom rescue equipment
  • Instructor Module 2
    • TC1001 program introduction
    • Basic knots
    • Written examinations
    • Homework assignments

Day Two Practical

  • JHA/JSEA, Pre-climb check list and Equipment user inspection (Authorized Climber)
  • Ladder safe climb systems and climb test
  • Work Positioning
  • Fall restraint
  • Fall arrest (Personal Energy Absorbers)
    • Anchors, clearance, transitions, and lanyard climbing
  • Suspension trauma mitigation
  • Rescue and evacuations
  • Basic ladder rescue
  • Self-rescue
  • Escape/evacuation

Day Three Classroom

  • Trainer candidates lecture from TC1001 Power Point
    • Trainer and colleague lecture feedbacks


  • Candidates perform basic climb demonstrations

Day Four Practical

  • Backup systems
    • SRL
    • Releasable
  • Trainer candidate preform Rescue and Evacuation Exercises
  • Individual skill development (Candidates given time to work practical skills)

Day Five Evaluations

  • Candidate preform all rescue and evacuation exercises
    • Basic Ladder
    • Escape/Evacuation
    • Self-Rescue
  • Rescue Inside tower (lattice)
  • Rescue outside tower (monopole)
  • Post Couse Reviews
  • Documentation

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. Only those practices employed within the TC5TtT ENSA Training on specified training equipment are utilized as safety backup systems are considered trained upon.

Resource Materials;
WE5TtT Instructor Package
Certificate, I.D. Card and Helmet Certification Sticker

All ENSA North America practical training exercises are implemented under a “Skills Based Evolution Process” which the student experiences as a layering approach, where by 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 – 2009 Criteria for accepted practices in safety, health, and environmental training and harmonized to Z10 American National Standard — Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems