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Tower Climbing & Rescue Training

Nationally recognised units of competency
RIIWHS204E, 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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Melbourne - Port Melbourne (Turner St) Thu, Oct 21, 2021 (7:30am)
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Melbourne - Port Melbourne (Turner St) Thu, Nov 04, 2021 (7:30am)
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Melbourne - Port Melbourne (Turner St) Thu, Dec 02, 2021 (7:30am)
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Melbourne - Port Melbourne (Turner St) Thu, Dec 16, 2021 (7:30am)
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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

  • RIIWHS204E - Work safely at heights
  • ICTTCR203 - Use safe rigging practices to climb and perform rescues on telecommunications network structures

Course Duration

2 days. Allow two 8 hour days.

Price

VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS FOR VIC PARTICIPANTS

Under the current lockdown conditions, only Authorised Workers are permitted to attend training at our Melbourne facility. In accordance with the current Victorian Government guidance, all students (16 years and over) attending courses at our Melbourne training centre from 15 October 2021 must have received their first COVID-19 vaccine dose.

Students are required to bring proof of vaccination to their course in order to be permitted to attend. Instructions on how to access proof of vaccination are available for those who have obtained their first-dose and those who are fully-vaccinated.

If you are booking on behalf of other participants, please ensure they are vaccinated in accordance with the above requirements and will have proof of vaccination available on the day of their course.

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

Participants must

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be physically fit. 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 possess the fitness/strength to climb towers and other structure under your own strength, you will be unable to demonstrate competence required for this program.

Equipment requirements

  • We can provide all equipment necessary for you to undertake training including harnesses, ascenders, descenders etc during the course.
  • We actively encourage you to bring along your own equipment.
  • Please contact us to discuss your equipment requirements.

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

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

Samantha’s knowledge and advanced techniques displayed, explained and taught helped improve my skills. Because of these contributing factors I thoroughly enjoyed this training course, and believe she is a credit to your team at Pinnacle. I look forward and hope to train alongside her in the future.

Brendan M. - Sydney, NSW

Kordia Solutions
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First time doing my tower rescue course. I really enjoyed the course and felt I walked away with some great tips and skills. My instructor Mike delivered the course well. It was direct and to the point and wasn’t filled with old battle stories that some trainers tend to do. Will return to do any future refreshers.

Jasper M. - Carlton, VIC

Crewber Pty Ltd

The training was great and the trainer actually took his job seriously. I’ve been through a fair few courses where the trainers don’t really give a crap about what they’re doing they just want to get in and out, but Daniel provided heaps of information and it was actually the most informative course I’ve ever done. Learnt a few new things as well which was good. Definitely would come back to you guys over other training organisations based on the delivery of the course from the trainer.

Abraham T. - Brisbane, QLD

Kingdom Communications