Comtrain's Basic Tower Climbing Safety and Rescue training meets all current tower safety training standards including OSHA, ANSI Z359.2 and the N.A.T.E. (CTS).
The Authorized Climber/Rescuer Certification is valid for 2 years from the date of training
The first day is spent in the classroom. A combination of lectures, custom and generic video programs, slides and equipment demonstrations are used to ensure that students understand hazard assessment and protection.
The material covered includes pre-climb safety and planning, environmental and structural hazard assessment, tools and equipment, body mechanics, suspension procedures and emergency techniques. This is a full eight-hour session and often runs longer depending on students' participation.
Tower Safety & Rescue - Authorized Climber-rescuer - 2-DaysDAY 2:
The second day begins in the classroom with a review followed by a written examination covering the previous day's material. Students must score 75% to pass the exam. The class then mobilizes to a tower and begins the field portion of training.
Field Practice Tasks:
Students will hold a safety meeting and review critical issues. Students will perform a hazard assessment individually and jointly, then review the findings. Each student is given a checklist of exercises to perform during the program. Everyone will climb and descend the tower using either a safe climb device, a vertical lifeline rigged as a temporary safe climb device, or both. Students will maneuver across the structure maintaining 100% connection and working with both lanyards and SRLs. Students will rig and use a temporary horizontal lifeline if the structure allows. Each student will perform two rescue exercises using an ascending/descending system, a suspension device, or both. One rescue will be done as the simulated fallen climber and one as the rescuer. Students will de-rig the structure and hold a post-exercise review.
RECORDS & CERTIFICATION:
Comtrain will maintain records of all training for future reference including:
Certification documents, tests, field checklists and student rosters signed by our instructors proving that the student successfully mastered the published material and exercises.
Students Will Receive:
- Student Textbook & other materials necessary for the course
- Certification Wallet ID Card