1 day or 3 days (Depending on experience)Audience:
The course has been developed for anyone who is required to work at height on towers, masts and other structures within the telecommunications industry.
There are 2 courses available:
All individuals new to Tower Climbing & Rescue must undertake the full 3-day initial training programme.
Individuals who have previously undertaken an Arqiva/MATs-approved training programme can complete the 1-day Basic Tower Climbing & Rescue renewal training programme.Course Aim:
To provide enough practical skills and knowledge that candidates can work at height safely as well as rescue an incapacitated climber.Syllabus:
PPE Pre-use inspections
Understanding Work Restraint and Work positioning principles
Understanding fall arrest principles
Use of fixed fall arrest systems
Use of twin energy absorbing lanyards
Use of retractable Lifelines
Use of work positioning Lanyards
Understanding hierarchy of fall control
Understanding suspension trauma
Understanding the rescue hierarchy
How to remotely lower a casualty
How to abseil and snatch rescue
Anchor point selectionPrerequisites:
In date Work at Height Medical, evidence of previous training (if applicable).
Reasonable level of health, fitness and aptitude.Max. Ratio:
6 Delegates to 1 instructor.Certification Expiry:
The certificate is valid for 1 year.
Throughout the course, the student will be continually assessed and expected to complete a written and practical examination.
Only on successful completion of the whole course and examination will the candidate be issued with a certificate of competency.
This course is designed and delivered in accordance with Energy & Utility Skills Register and MATS requirements utilising BS8454 (code of practice for the delivery of training and education for work at height and rescue).
For more information on the MATS: Basic Tower Climbing & Rescue, please refer to the Energy & Utility Skills Register Website