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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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Location (Melbourne) Start Date Places Left
Melbourne - Port Melbourne (Turner St) Mon, Feb 14, 2022 (7:30am)
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Melbourne - Port Melbourne (Turner St) Tue, Mar 01, 2022 (7:30am)
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Melbourne - Port Melbourne (Turner St) Tue, Mar 15, 2022 (7:30am)
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Melbourne - Port Melbourne (Turner St) Tue, Mar 29, 2022 (7:30am)
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Melbourne - Port Melbourne (Turner St) Thu, Apr 21, 2022 (7:30am)
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Melbourne - Port Melbourne (Turner St) Tue, May 03, 2022 (7:30am)
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Melbourne - Port Melbourne (Turner St) Thu, May 19, 2022 (7:30am)
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Melbourne - Port Melbourne (Turner St) Thu, Jun 02, 2022 (7:30am)
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Melbourne - Port Melbourne (Turner St) Thu, Jun 16, 2022 (7:30am)
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Melbourne - Port Melbourne (Turner St) Thu, Jun 30, 2022 (7:30am)
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Melbourne - Port Melbourne (Turner St) Tue, Jul 12, 2022 (7:30am)
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Melbourne - Port Melbourne (Turner St) Thu, Jul 28, 2022 (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 VICTORIAN PARTICIPANTS

In accordance with the current State Government’s guidance, all students (16 years and over) attending our courses at our Melbourne training centre are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Please bring your COVID-19 vaccination certificate or other valid proof to your course. This is a condition of entry to your course. You will be unable to undertake your course without showing proof of vaccination. Instructions on how to access this certificate are available here.

If you are booking on behalf of other participants, please ensure they are double vaccinated and will have their certificate 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

Your trainer was a very proficient and knowledgeable instructor, his attention to detail can only come from years of experience. I enjoyed this course immensely along with the group as a whole. Please forward my thanks and appreciation for encouraging us all through a strenuous course.

Mark T. - Brisbane, QLD

Rockford Services
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The Tower Rescue training was great! I enjoyed every minute! Our trainer Gordon was friendly, helpful with a wealth of knowledge and experience. I also liked the simulated rescue scenarios complete with mock blood! These scenes made me, and the other students really think about what an emergency rescue might involve and steps needed to perform an effective and efficient rescue. Thinking of getting into Rope Access! Highly recommended!

Jai D. - Melbourne, VIC

Redfern Flinn Lifting Equipment

Trainer James was very good and very meticulous in the way he did things. I felt very safe and by the end I felt confident in my ability.

Mikael C. - Brisbane, QLD

Air Services Australia