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Competent Tower Climbers Training

Available as an open enrollment class in Franklin, PA or Houston, TX on our 40-foot indoor tower or at your facility.

(16-hour Course, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

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This training course is designed for all personnel who work on or supervise individuals who work on towers. The training provides individuals with the required skills to safely recognize, evaluate and control hazards related to tower work. It also teaches participants climbing techniques, proper selection of fall protection equipment and how to properly set up rescue equipment and rescue a victim considering the likely injuries sustained.

This course involves both multi-media presentations and hands-on workshops.


  • Fall Prevention & Protection Competent Person Review
  • Overview of Regulations and Standards (OSHA, ANSI)
  • Defining and discussing fall restraint, fall restriction and fall arrest
  • Anchors and Anchor Connectors
  • Connecting Devices and Harnesses
    – Selection
    – Inspection, Maintenance, Use & Limitations
  • Specialty Systems
    – Vertical Lifelines
    – Horizontal Lifelines
    – Ladder Safety Climbing Systems
    – Controlled Descent Systems
  • Hazard Recognition, Evaluation and Control
  • Industry Hazards
    – RF/EME
    – Types of Tower Structures
    – Weather, Clothing, Falling Objects
    – Crane and Man Lift Usage
  • Fall Clearance Calculation & Minimizing Fall Forces
  • Rescue
    – Pre-planning
    – What to do as the Victim
  • Pre-job Planning
  • Tower Exercises
  • Rescue
    – Rescue Equipment
    – Rescue Techniques


Limited to 15 participants


Training manual, course participation certificate and wallet card after successful completion of the course.


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