Emergency Response

Tower - Competent Climber and Rescue

Course Summary

Course Details

Duration

3 days (24 hours)

Format

1/2 day classroom, 2.5 days field based

Participants

Minimum 6. Maximum 8.

Prerequisites
  • 18+ years of age
  • A physical and mental aptitude for working at height
  • Ability to perform moderately strenuous activities
  • Documented industry experience
Price

$725

Recertification

Repeat the entire course at a 15% discount every three years

Annual Training Maintenance

 Click here to read about the options available for annual guided practice.

Required Equipment
  • Class III full-body climbing or rescue harness*
  • Climbing or technical rescue helmet*
  • 100% tie-off Y-lanyard
  • Gloves with leather palms (ie. work gloves)
  • Work boots, hiking boots, or appropriate footwear
  • Long pants or coveralls
  • Appropriate protective clothing for weather conditions

* Rental equipment available. Click here for a price list.

Takeaways & Documentation
  • Ropes That Rescue Tower Rescue Manual
  • Itemized, personalized skill sheet (training record)
  • Certificate of Completion
FAQ

For more details about technical rescue courses including what to expect and how to prepare click here for our Technical Rope Rescue FAQ.

Tower Competent Climber and Rescue Course Outline

Day One - Classroom Session and Tower Session

  • Legislation and regulations
  • Tower safety and hazards
  • RF Awareness
  • Basic risk management
  • Overview of standard equipment
  • Anchorage
  • PPE and PFPS
  • Options for fall restraint and protection
  • Ladder climbing techniques and systems
  • Vertical lifelines
  • Knots
  • Pre-climb safety
  • Climbing techniques

Day Two - Tower Session

  • Lead climbing techniques
  • Controlled descent techniques
  • Understanding the rescue plan
  • Equipment inspection, care and maintenance

Day Three - Tower Session

  • Rescue and specialized equipment
  • Structure based rescue techniques
  • Ground based rescue techniques
  • Pick-off style rescues
  • Medical considerations
  • Patient packaging

TOWER TRAINING

We only offer private Tower courses. Contact us for more information.

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