BASIC TOWER CLIMBER

Course Name: Basic Tower Climber
Course Duration: 6 hrTower Climber - AD Tower Climber AD
Overview:

This course provides a solid foundation for those new to the telecommunications industry and introduces prospective climbers to work on communications masts and towers. Those attending are equipped with the key information, knowledge and practical skills required to work safely using personal fall protection equipment (PFPE) to climb fixed ladders and work on the inside and outside of safe work platforms.
Course Objectives & Content:

• Health & safety legislation and standards
• The dangers of work at height
• Scope and remit for the Basic Climber
• An introduction to working on communications towers/structures
• How to assess the hazards and implement effective controls
• An introduction to RF (duration 15-20 minutes) commonly found on towers
• Emergency procedures
• How to recognise and deal with syncope (suspension trauma)
• How to fit PFPE it’s characteristics and limitations
• Inspection care and disposal requirements for PFPE
• Restraint, positioning and fall arrest techniques
• Anchor point selection and checking
• How to identify safe and unsafe areas – barriers/ platforms/hatches etc.
• Practical climbing on ladders using fixed vertical safety systems
• Practical climbing on ladders using twin lanyards
• Equipment handling (maximum 20 kg)

 


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