Pole Top Climbing & Rescue

Pole Top Climbing & Rescue

This Pole Climbing Training course is a comprehensive and cost-effective method of ensuring that your workers have the proper training and equipment to climb and work on telecom or utility poles safely.

DESCRIPTION

COURSE OVERVIEW AND OBJECTIVES

 

Does your company have a documented pole top rescue plan?

 

Are your employees trained and certified to execute a rescue in a timely manner with proper training and equipment available?

 

Most pole top accidents dating back over 30 years have been blamed on poor climbing techniques, and many linked to either inadequate and/or no training.

 

Whether you are a seasoned veteran with experience or a newer climber, this course has proven to be beneficial to wood pole climbers at all experience levels as we address standards, techniques and proper equipment.

 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive the Safety One Certification and will be able to:

  • Perform inspections for equipment, poles and sites
  • Gain proper techniques for climbing, positioning, and transitioning
  • Apply different rescue procedures and methods as applicable to poles

COURSE DURATION:

 

Two-Day Climbing and Rescue (16 hours)

One-Day Recertification (8 hours)

CLASS SIZE: Maximum 8 (1 Instructor)

COURSE CONTENT SUMMARY

This course teaches the theory and techniques of:

  • Tailboard meetings and OSHA requirements
  • Climbing techniques
  • Techniques for avoiding accidents
  • Equipment inspections
  • Pole and sites inspections
  • Rescue and pre-planning
AUDIENCE & PREREQUISITES

AUDIENCE

 

This Pole Top Climb & Rescue course is suitable for new and experienced climbers required to work on or maintain wood poles and electricity poles.

 

OSHA requires workers to be trained and certified in proper climbing and rescue methods for working at elevated positions on wood poles.

PREREQUISITES FOR THIS COURSE

 

No formal prerequisites for this course.

REGULATIONS & STANDARDS

OSHA

 

This course meets the requirements of the OSHA Regulation.

  • OSHA Wood Pole Fall Restriction requirements
  • Body belts vs. full body harnesses
  • Personal protective equipment
  • 1910.268 and 1910.269 requirements
  • Documentation
  • Means of accomplishing prompt rescue with current and traditional methods

ANSI/ASSE

 

CSA Z259.14-12

Fall restrict equipment for wood pole climbing

OTHER STANDARDS

 

ASTM F887

COURSE OUTLINE

OUTLINE FOR THIS COURSE

 

Classroom Training Covering the Following Topics

  • Tailboard meetings – the way OSHA wants to see them
  • Wood pole fall restriction
  • Climbing techniques – climbing, positioning and transitioning on the pole
  • Tricks of the trade – proper techniques for avoiding accidents
  • Passing obstructions using approved methods
  • Equipment inspections and proper fitment
  • Pole and site inspections/hazards – Ensuring it is safe to climb
  • Rescue and pre-planning – different methods, types of equipment, applications

 

Field Training

  • The Field Session will consist of demonstrations followed by student participation in order to demonstrate proficiency.
  • Time spent on specific topics will vary according to student’s needs.
  • Proper tailboard meetings will be held prior to starting and all students will participate as a group.
  • Various rescue scenarios will be given and students will have to work together.
  • Classes can be tailored to specific scenarios that climbers are faced with.

COURSE MATERIALS

 

Students will receive the Safety One Pole Top Climb & Rescue Student Manual and other materials necessary for the course.

COURSE TESTIMONIALS

STUDENT/EMPLOYER TESTIMONIALS

 

Being a journeyman lineman I had low expectations for another climbing class but I discovered numerous tricks from taking this one, which will make me a better climber. These guys are great at what they do!

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We Also Bring the Course to You

 

For companies that have five or more employees that need safety certification, Safety One offers all open enrollment courses and customized fall protection trainings at the client’s site.

 

By tailoring a training course to your site and your staff, we are able to address specific issues unique to your business needs and resolve fall protection hazards in and around your facility.

 

In addition, there is cost savings by reducing employee down time.