Competent Tower Climber and Rescue

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Gravitec’s Competent Tower Climber and Rescue Course is a combination of classroom sessions focused on fall protection theory and practical hands-on exercises for workers using fall protection and rescue equipment in the tower industry. Concentrating on the use of a planned approach to working at heights, this course begins with basic fall protection theory and includes the five methods of the fall protection hierarchy, applicable local and state fall protection regulations and fall protection standards. It introduces common fall protection tools and methods utilized to protect climbers from the various fall hazards encountered at tower sites with an overview of commercially available fall arrest systems. The function of each piece of equipment is discussed during interactive classroom sessions which are followed by extensive hands-on exercises for a complete fall protection learning experience. During the rescue portion of the course, students learn how to use several of the industry’s most common rescue devices which include, block and tackle systems, manually operated systems, and Gravitec’s TR (Tower Rescue) System. Students will have the opportunity to practice their rescue skills with each rescue system in a controlled environment. Skills are confirmed with several problem-solving scenarios created by the instructor.

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COURSE DURATION

5 Days (40 Hours)

CLASS SIZE

Minimum 8, Maximum 10 (1 Instructor)
Minimum 14, Maximum 20 (2 Instructors)

COURSE DATES

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Fundamental Theories and Principles of Fall Protection
  • Donning a Full Body Harness
  • Anchorage Points: Certified and Non-Certified
  • Fall Protection Hardware Compatibility
  • Connection Means
  • Energy Absorbing Lanyards
  • Commercially Available Fall Arrest Systems
  • Self-Retracting Lifelines
  • Vertical Lifelines
  • Horizontal Lifelines
  • Ladder Climbing Devices
  • Work Positioning Systems
  • Selecting and Installing Fall Protection Systems
  • Calculating Clearance Requirements
  • Basic Rescue Theory
  • Pre-Climb Checklists and Rescue Plans
  • Rescue Systems Components
  • Anchoring the Rescue System
  • Descent Control and Secondary Systems
  • Connecting to the Patient: Positive Load Transfer
  • Lowering the Patient
  • Assisted Pulley Rescue (Less than 100′)
  • TR Rescue System use and application

RESOURCE MATERIALS

Students will receive a plastic wallet certificate of attendance, Gravitec’s Tower Climber & Rescue Competent Person Manual and access to our toll-free number for ongoing technical assistance.

COURSE CREDITS

IACET-Logo-2015Gravitec is authorized by IACET
to offer 4.0 CEUs for this program.

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