Rescue Climber / Tower Rescue

Rescue Climber

Rescue Climber / Tower Rescue

Course Information

Course fee
$1250.00 + GST
Duration
3 days
Medium
English
Assessment
Written Assessment, Practical Performance
SDU Points
N.A.
SDF Funding
N.A.
MOM Accredited
N.A.

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Rescue Climber / Tower Rescue

A course designed to instruct personnel in the fundamentals skills required to access open structures (Advanced Tower Climbing Skills) and the recovery of a fallen climber from these situations (High Access Rescue).

Course Timetable

DAY ONE
Presentation

  • Introduction to height safety
  • Legislation and selection of control measures
  • Work Categories
  • Hazards at height
  • Selection of personal fall protection equipment (PFPE)
  • Harness fitting
  • User inspection, care and maintenance

Practical

  • Harness fitting, climbing a vertical ladder.
  • Use of lanyard and pole strap

DAY TWO
Presentation and Practical (on-site)

  • Open structure climbing with twin lanyards.
  • Use of temporary fall arrest lines on open structure.

Presentation

  • Rescue and the need for rapid evacuation systems
  • High Access Rescue Kits

Practical

  • Descending, including tandem descents
  • Casualty transferral onto the rescue system

DAY THREE
Practical

  • Casualty pulley systems and cableways
  • Skills refresher
  • Assessment scenarios

De-brief, results and close

Legal Requirements

This course conforms to most of the requirements of the “Competent Rescuer” in the National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) Tower Climber Fall Protection Training Standards.

Pre-Courses Requirement

None. A head for heights will be required for successful completion.

Certificate

Valid for three years on successful completion.

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