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Tower Climbing & Rescue Training

Nationally recognised units of competency
RIIWHS204D, ICTTCR203, ICTWHS203*

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

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Brisbane - Murarrie Thu, Aug 20, 2020 (7:30am)
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Brisbane - Murarrie Wed, Sep 02, 2020 (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

  • RIIWHS204D - Work safely at heights
  • ICTTCR203 - Use safe rigging practices to climb and perform rescues on telecommunications network structures
  • ICTWHS203 - Work safely near power infrastructure*

* Changes to the ICT training package coming into effect on 28th August 2020 significantly alter the relevance and suitability of the ICTWHS203 Work safely near power infrastructure unit of competency. As such courses delivered after this date will not include this unit.

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

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

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
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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