Authorized Climber/Rescuer

basic-tower-safety-and-rescue2 Day Authorized Climber/Rescuer – $935

The Authorized Climber/Rescuer course is a 2-day program that will teach new and experienced climbers how to climb safely, descend with various descent tools and perform rescues. The class is designed to meet OSHA regulations and addresses applicable ANSI standards and equipment needed to meet those standards. Some specific areas addressed include site hazard assessment, safety meetings and JHAs, fall protection, PFAS, PPE and emergency contingency planning and rescue techniques. This Comtrain course meets the Criteria for Accepted Practices in Safety, Health, and Environmental Training as per ASSE/ANSI Z490.1, the NATE CTS and ASSE/ANSI Z359.2. This course meets the minimum requirements for a Comprehensive Managed Fall Protection Program, found in the ASSE/ANSI Z359 Fall Protection Code. (Certification is valid for 2 years.)

DAY 1:

The first day is spent in the classroom. A combination of lectures, videos, slides and equipment demonstrations are used to ensure that students understand hazard assessment, fall protection and rescue techniques. 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 student’s participation.

DAY 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% or better 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 and then review the findings complete a JHA. 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.

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.

Student Textbook & other materials necessary for the course.

Upon successful completion and graduation the student will receive:
Certification Wallet ID Card

Call or email for a registration form:
(512) 275-6600

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