Tower Rescue Training

RIIWHS204D, PUASAR022A, PUAEME001B, PUAFIR215

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Certification

Students who are deemed competent will receive a Statement of Attainment recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework. This certification is nationally recognised. The Statement is issued by Pinnacle Safety and Training (RTO 40496).

National units of competency 

  • RIIWHS204D - Work Safely at Heights
  • PUASAR022A - Participate in a Rescue Operation
  • PUAEME001B - Provide Emergency Care
  • PUAFIR215 - Prevent Injury

Course Duration

2 days. Allow two 8 hour days.

Price

  • $895.00 pp for public courses
  • For group or company bookings, please contact us for an obligation free quote.

Course Overview

Tower climbing and rescue training is designed to enable trainees to work effectively on towers. Training is focused on:

  • Methods of accessing the work position
  • Using double hook lanyards
  • Using fixed ropes or fixed ladders (on communications towers)
  • Mobility at height
  • Work positioning methods
  • Hauling systems
  • Abseiling techniques
  • Rescue techniques (single-person and team techniques)

Training is designed to be realistic and customised to suit your particular work situation (e.g. communications towers, energy transmission towers, or chair-lifts). This course is suitable for anyone who has the requirement to access towers or poles of any kind within their work. Successful trainees receive a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment and ID card.

* Training undertaken at our facility in Brisbane will be conducted on a real telecommunication tower structure. At our facilities in Sydney and Melbourne, training will be conducted on tower-like structures which allow the same techniques to be taught and assessed. We can also undertake the training at your facility, provided you have adequate training facilities (i.e. a tower, or similar).

Course Outline

  • AS 1891.4 (overview) (contextualised to tower environments)
  • WHS legislative requirements (overview)
  • Ladder fall-arrest systems
  • Work positioning systems
  • PPE selection, use, basic maintenance
  • Fall arrest systems (avoidance)
  • Using double hook lanyards
  • Rope management and house-keeping
  • Installing solid and reliable anchorage
  • Assessment activity in tower context

Inclusions

  • Training conducted by experienced Height Safety Specialist
  • Knowledge on relevant legislation and Australian Standards for Working at Height
  • Recommendations and advice for specialised PPE and equipment for your particular workplace
  • Advice on risk control methods for the type of work at height to be undertaken
  • Plenty of practical hands on training to ensure workers can be safe at height
  • Building of the following core skills:
    • Abseiling skills
    • Ability to work hands-free at height (using pole strap)
    • Climbing with a double-hook lanyard
    • Rescue of a stranded/injured worker (one-on-one pick-off rescue methodology)
    • Assessment activity in tower context

Each Trainee Must Provide

  • We can supply all equipment necessary for you to undertake training including harnesses, ascenders, descenders etc.
  • We actively encourage you to bring along your own equipment.
  • Please contact us to discuss your equipment requirements.
  • This training is realistic and very physical. It is important that all personnel who attend this course are willing and capable of moving about at height (ascending and descending ropes) on towers and other high structures. If you do not posess the fitness/strength to climb towers and other structure under your own strength, you will be unable to demonstrate competence required for this program.

For our public courses at our purpose built training facility trainees must provide:

  • Transport
  • Lunch
  • Appropriate clothing, closed-in footwear