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Tower Climbing & Rescue Training

Nationally recognised units of competency
RIIWHS204D, ICTWHS203, ICTTCR203

Face to Face

Climbing and rescue training for anyone required to work on structure such as telecommunications towers, poles, chairlifts or other tower-like structures.

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CSQ FUNDING

Funding is currently available for eligible members of the Queensland construction industry

Course Dates

Location (Gold Coast) Start Date Places Left

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For group bookings please call us on 1300 990 810.

Course Details

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
  • ICTWHS203 - Work safely near power infrastructure
  • ICTTCR203 - Use safe rigging practices to climb and perform rescues on telecommunications network structures

Effective 18 April 2018, Pinnacle introduced our redesigned, market-leading Tower Climbing and Rescue course. We removed the alignment to the Public Safety (PUA) units of competency, and realigned the course to the more appropriate Information and Communications Technology (ICT) units of competency listed above. This change was undertaken in response to industry consultation with our national telecommunications clients. The new units being issued against this course now represent the most appropriate national units to correctly measure skills whilst working and rescuing from tower structures. It has also allowed us to remove unnecessary content from the new course and allow for more practical skills to be taught and applied.

Course Duration

2 days. Allow two 8 hour days.

Price

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
  • Abseiling techniques
  • Rescue techniques (self-rescue and “pick-off” 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.

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
  • Using double hook lanyards
  • Installing solid and reliable anchorage
  • Practical rescue
  • Assessment activities (e.g. rescues) in tower context

Course 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)
    • Best practice 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

Daniel was fantastic. Ample time and opportunities to practice the rescue so we actually learnt the skill.

Lee P. - Melbourne, VIC

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Course was the best Tower Rescue I have attended in many years (we refresh this training every 12 months). The reason for this weighs heavily on the trainer, Tim, and his abilities, character, and demeanour as both a trainer and assessor. I would not only recommend Tim to others but I would also request Tim be our trainer in future.

Geoff P. - Brisbane, QLD

Kordia Solutions Australia

The course was great. Jay explained everything very well and in a logical manner. Not only did I complete a nationally recognised qualification, I had a lot of fun doing so. I can’t say that about any other courses I have done. Thank you!

Dann T. - Melbourne

Public Course Participant