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Tower Climbing & Rescue Training

Nationally recognised units of competency
RIIWHS204D, ICTTCR203, ICTWHS203*

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

*Due changes in the ICT training package, courses delivered after 28th August 2020 will not include the ICTWHS203 - Work safely near power infrastructure unit of competency

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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

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
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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

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