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Tower One Advanced Rescue and Rigging Certification Course

Tower One

  • $ 1,495.00

Tower One's Advanced Rigging and Rescue Course is a combination of classroom sessions focused on fall protection theory and practical hands-on exercises for workers using fall protection and rescue equipment in the tower industry.  It introduces common fall protection tools and methods utilized to protect climbers from the various fall hazards encountered at tower sites with an overview of commercially available fall arrest systems. The function of each piece of equipment is discussed during interactive classroom sessions which are followed by extensive hands-on exercises for a complete fall protection learning experience. During the rescue portion of the course, students learn how to use several of the industry's most common rescue devices to include, block and tackle systems, manually operated systems and tower rescue systems. Students will have the opportunity to practice their rescue skills with each rescue system in a controlled environment.

Skills are confirmed with several problem-solving scenarios created by the instructor. These exercises are designed to simulate rescue events. Upon completion of the course, students will have reviewed and participated in exercises demonstrating the skills necessary to perform a rescue using a variety of rescue systems. Written and practical tests are administered to ensure that the principles presented in the course are understood. Documentation is available to satisfy your company’s due diligence and regulatory requirements.

This course meets the Criteria for Accepted Practices in Safety, Health, and Environmental Training (ANSI/ASSE Z490.1), the highest industry standard for training. It also meets the requirements of ANSI/ASSE Z359.2, Minimum Requirements for a Comprehensive Managed Fall Protection Program, found in the ANSI/ASSE Z359 Fall Protection Code.

Course Duration: 3 day (Includes 2 day Standard Climber Course)

Course Prerequisites: At least 6 months prior climbing experience


  • Fundamental Theories and Principles of Fall Protection
  • Donning a Full Body Harness
  • Anchorage Points: Certified and Non-Certified
  • Fall Protection Hardware Compatibility
  • Connection Means
  • Energy Absorbing Lanyards
  • Commercially Available Fall Arrest Systems
  • Self-Retracting Lifelines
  • Vertical Lifelines
  • Horizontal Lifelines
  • Ladder Climbing Devices
  • Work Positioning Systems
  • Mechanical Advantage with ropes and pulleys

  • Selecting and Installing Fall Protection Systems
  • Calculating Clearance Requirements
  • Basic Rescue Theory
  • Pre-Climb Checklists and Rescue Plans
  • Rescue Systems Components
  • Anchoring the Rescue System
  • Descent Control and Secondary Systems
  • Connecting to the Patient: Positive Load Transfer
  • Anchor and load vectors
  • Lowering the Patient
  • Assisted Pulley Rescue
  • Confined Cage Rescue
  • Tower Rescue
  • Advanced Rigging

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