A large number of towers, especially communication and windmills, are going up at an amazing rate all over the country.

Tower accidents, to both workers and rescuers, are a daily news item.

 

Rescue Tech has combined the best of all the tower classes, with the expertise and technical know how of our unsurpassed rope class, to give you a great class at an unbeatable price.

 

We have 2 classes

Tower Safety & Rescue for Tower Workers

Tower Rescue for Emergency Responders

 

Course Description:

These courses integrate the most current technology and research on Tower Safety, Climbing, and Rescue from throughout the world and utilize “discovery learning” to teach the skills necessary to safely effect work in and around towers.

 

Both courses cover basic and specialized equipment, ropes and rigging, safety considerations, scene management and organizations, ascending and descending, belaying, lowering and raising systems, and litter management in a tower environment.

 

General Objectives:

 

This course will provide individuals in positions that may involve technical rope work on and around towers:

 

1. A course of instruction in generally recognized rope access

    techniques.

2. An exposure to current tower and rope rescue theories and  

    philosophies.

3. A structured, progressive, hands-on methodology to aid

    retention of skills, and/or to upgrade existing skills.

4. A mechanism to improve communication and incident

    management for technical tower operations or rescue.

5. Application of current safety considerations for rope classes.

6. An exposure to pre-planning and size-up of possible locations

    and hazards where rope tower work or rescue operations are

    needed.

 

Behavioral Objectives:

 

 At the completion of this course the student will:

 

1. Understand the basic characteristics of ropes, knots, and

    technical gear used in tower safety and rescue work.

2. Be able to manage such systems with fair competency in tower

   environment.

3. Understand the management skills needed to direct a tower

    rope rescue mission.

4. Be able to tie basic rescue knots.

5. Understand and utilize basic camming devices and hitches.

6. Understand and utilize tensioning systems and mechanical

    advantage systems.

7. Be able to construct effective anchors, utilize artificial anchors.

8. Understand and utilize rope protection.

9. Be able to manage a self-belay, and understand the differences

    between static and dynamic belays.

10. Be able to set up and manage a friction lowering system.

11. Be able to set up and manage a raising system.

12. Understand the role of the Incident Command System and

      the unique position of Safety Officer in tower rope rescues.

 

 

 

 

 

 
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