Mallory’s ENSA Dials-Up Telecommunications At-Height Training
With Advanced Methods, First Public NA-based ISO-Certified Facility
ISO9001-Certified, NATE CTS Training Delivers Proven Skills, Safety Practices
To Reduce Risk for Telecoms, Wind Energy and At-Height Workers
The new ENSA telecommunications courses are designed to train industry workers and supervisors on the hazards they or their teams will encounter while working at height, as well as safe use and limitations of industry-specific personal protective and fall rescue equipment. Mallory’s ENSA training also addresses dynamic risk assessments, situational awareness, and decision-making through the adoption of a preventative safety culture.
New Facility Meets the Demands for At-Height Worker Safety
Climbing to work on a telecom structure, where the only access is via a vertical ladder or step pegs, is a demanding activity that requires task-specific safety education and training. The unique demands of the work environment necessitate comprehensive understanding of the safety requirements and incident response strategies and techniques. With the recent expansion in the telecommunications market to 5G, telecoms industry leaders have turned to higher-value training in an effort to reduce risk, incidents and liability, and improve worker safety.
Mallory’s new Mukwonago, WI-based ENSA training facility is the largest at-height safety training facility in North America, and is centrally located near both Milwaukee and Chicago. The new ENSA indoor site uses a training model that follows a “skills-based evolution process.” This evolution model helps students gain confidence and achieve success through both classroom learning and practical skills in a layering approach – where each skill builds upon the previous through repetition and confirmation. Once a knowledge and skills foundation are established, additional practical skills are added, and the students are gradually exposed to increasing complexities of working and rescuing at-height. This unique learning philosophy works to ensure maximum retention, comprehension and application by all students
“Today’s telecommunications employees require an increased level of technical training for the higher, more remote, and more hazardous structures where they work. Previously, the line and antenna workers and requirements were separate – but now, telecoms workers must climb higher and scale more remote broadband cast towers and self-supported structures,” said Tim Loy, President of Mallory Safety and Supply. “In partnership with telecoms companies, Mallory’s ENSA training operation has developed new techniques and training curricula to give these workers and supervisors the hands-on skills and awareness needed to work safely and develop a focused safety culture in their changing environment.”
About the NATE CTS Tower Climber Training Standard
The National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) CTS Tower Climber Fall Protection Training Standard was developed to establish the minimum requirements to which all tower climbers should be trained. The NATE CTS outlines individual standards for varying levels of tower climber expertise: Authorized Climber, Competent Climber, Authorized Rescuer and Competent Rescuer. For more information, visit: https://natehome.com/regulations-standards/standards/nate-tower-climber-fall-protection-training-standard/