Tower Rescue Training

Tower Rescue Training

METI’s Tower Rescue Training provides you with theoretical training in contemporary tower rescue strategies and gives you hands-on training in our realistic, training facility.

METI’s Tower Rescue Training prepares you to perform rescue of workers who become incapacitated while on a tower.

Over the past 30 years, the growing demand for wireless and broadcast communications has spurred a dramatic increase in communication tower construction and maintenance. In order to erect or maintain communication towers, employees regularly climb towers, using fixed ladders, support structures or step bolts, from 100 feet to heights in excess of 1000 or 2000 feet. Employees climb towers throughout the year, including during inclement weather conditions.

Tower Rescue Training

Some of the more frequently encountered hazards include:

  • Falls from great heights
  • Electrical hazards
  • Hazards associated with hoisting personnel and equipment with base-mounted drum hoists
  • Inclement weather
  • Falling object hazards
  • Equipment failure
  • Structural collapse of towers

The Canada Labour Code (2.18 (1)) states: “No employee shall climb a tower, an antenna or an antenna-supporting structure unless (a) the employer has authorized the employee to do so; (b) the employee has been trained and instructed in a safe method of climbing; and (c) the employer has provided a fall-protection system in accordance with section 12.10.”

METI’s Tower Rescue Training Benefits

Training is delivered by industry-experienced faculty who train in:

  • Use of equipment such as tower climbing harness
  • Definitions & Descriptions of Components
  • Hazard Assessment
  • Legislation in Fall Protection
  • Rights and Responsibilities
  • Safe Work Practices
  • Anchors
  • Rigging and Packing the System
  • Suspension Trauma
  • Communication – Chain-of-Command for First Responders
  • Managing the Victim

Your Tower Rescue Ticket

Your Tower Rescue Ticket is provided on completion of this course.  Whether you are looking for a Tower Rescue Ticket, a Tower Rescue Certification, or completion of a Tower Rescue course, this is the correct course.

Upon completion of this program, you will receive a wallet-size Tower Rescue Ticket or Tower Rescue Certificate (call it what you will), that will show prospective employers that you have the credentials.

 

Your Tower Rescue CertificationTower Rescue Training

Prospective employers may require confirmation of your Tower Rescue Certification.  We keep your records on file permanently.  Feel free to have your prospective employer contact METI to confirm your Tower Rescue Certification.

Group Pricing for Tower Rescue Training available. Please contact us at (902) 539-9766, or send us an email at training@metiatlantic.com for more information.

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Tower Rescue Training Prerequisites

Current Fall Protection Certification
CSA Work Boots
Tower climbing harness
Work positioning strap
Rescue helmet