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. ENSA Training for Telecom Work-at-Height
Rescue has been approved by the National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE).
Enrollees in this course must have completed both the Authorized and Competent Climber Training and hold a valid first aid CPR certificate.
Defining protocols and procedures, identifying rescue situations, and knowing what to do in a medical emergency when help is miles away is essential to a successful rescue. In this course the student will learn the critical nuances of patient care and packaging prior to and during an industrial rescue.
Scenario Based Training: The exercises presented in this course are a combination of classroom discussion and active demonstration scenarios, major equipment application scenarios performed in controlled surroundings, and advanced skill application scenarios performed at height within multiple telecom environments. Each scenario evaluates both 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 implement a hierarchy for scene safety, personal safety, enactment of the emergency management system (EMS), and initiation of trauma first-aid techniques.
|Duration of Training||16 hours|
|Student / Instructor Ratio||8:1|
|Training Compliance||OSHA 1926 Subpart M
ANSI Z359 Standards
- Site self-sufficiency when responding to trauma at height.
- Increased ability for fast effective response
- Rendering aid in an emergency situation.
- Implementing a rescue procedure effectively within ICS protocol
Course Duration Breakdown;
Day One Classroom
- Personal Preparedness
- Approach to Rescue
- Written Rescue Plan
- Roles and responsibilities
- Understanding safety
- Rescue risk assessment
- Scene overview
- Rescue response time
- Suspension trauma
- Incident command system
- Rescue protocol
- Vertical rescue groups
Day Two Practical Scenario Based Training
- Trauma refresher exercises (classroom) utilizing;
- 1st out kit
- Rescue equipment
- Patient packaging
- Rescue anchors and safety backup systems
- Suspension Trauma (20 minutes +) – Rescue protocol
- ICS and Emergency action plan
- Assisted evacuation
- Ladder Rescue
- Tagline and tensioning systems
- Team Rescue Falls from height – multiple impact injury
- 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.
Students are evaluated in accordance with NATE Authorized Climber main objectives All training in conducted in accordance with ANSI Z490.1 Accepted practices and criteria for health, Safety and Environmental Training
Competent Rescuer Training Manual, Certificate,
Wallet 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/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