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Tower One Competent Climber Certification

Tower One

  • $ 945.00


The Competent Climber Fall Protection class is designed to prepare individuals from a broad range of experience for safe climbing and work on various structures.  We tailor much of our instruction towards broadband service providers, however a lot of the work overlaps with cell tower crews, broadcasting, utility crews (for water towers), and other at height jobs.

While many of the training sources available focus just on the OSHA definitions of the competent and authorized climber, Tower One Training is taking it to the next level with advanced techniques, proper rigging, and years of experience.

This program complies with the OSHA regulations on Fall Protection and is recognized by the National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) for meeting the CTS requirements.  The course is broken into classroom lecture and hands on tower experience.

Tower One's Competent Climber Course is an intensive program that covers the use, selection and installation of  fall protection equipment. This course also addresses relevant fall protection regulations and fall hazard identification. These components, combined with the hands-on set-up of fall protection systems, instill a working knowledge of all the essential elements of a fall protection program. The course curriculum includes both classroom sessions and practical hands-on exercises. Written and practical tests are administered to ensure that students understand the principles presented. 

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.

Upon completion of this course, students will be capable of identifying existing and predictable fall hazards in the workplace and taking corrective measures to eliminate them through the selection, installation and use of appropriate fall protection systems. The Fall Protection Competent Person will be capable of implementing and managing (in a supervisory capacity) fall protection systems in a variety of locations and conditions.

Course Duration:  2 days

Course Content
  • Rope Types and Care
  • Snap Hooks & D-Rings
  • Carabiners
  • Lanyards
  • Fall Factors
  • Knots
  • Climbing Techniques
  • Self-Rescue Procedures
  • Buddy Rescue
  • Medical Preparedness
  • PPE Inspection
  • Post-Fall Suspension Mitigation Techniques
  • Pre-Climb checklist
  • Fundamentals of Fall Protection
  • Anchorage Requirements
  • Energy Absorbing Lanyards
  • Function and Purpose of Energy Absorbers
  • Fall Protection Hardware Compatibility
  • Work Positioning Systems
  • Inspecting Fall Protection Systems
  • Installing Fall Protection Systems
  • Calculating Required Clearances
  • Selecting Fall Protection System Components
  • Fall Protection and Fall Arrest Theory
  • Hierarchy of Fall Protection
  • Conventional Fall Protection (Guarding Systems)
  • Standards and Regulations Affecting the Fall Protection Industry
  • Recognizing and Identifying Fall Hazards
  • Common Commercially Available Fall Arrest Systems
  • Donning a Full Body Harness
  • Self-Retracting Lifelines
  • Vertical Lifelines
  • Horizontal Lifelines
  • Engineered Horizontal Lifelines
  • Rescue Theory
  • Setting Up and Using Temporary Systems
  • Fall Protection Plans and Fall Protection Procedures
  • Detailed Inspection, Care and Maintenance
  • Specialty Fall Arrest Systems
  • Rescue and Applications in Fall Protection
  • Fall Arrest and Restraint Systems
  • WISP Specific Rescue Scenarios  
  • Fall Protection Regulations (OSHA) and Fall Protection Standards (ANSI)

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