Authorized Climber 8 Hours
The Authorized Climber program is designed to prepare individuals with little or no experience to be able to safely climb and work on various types and sizes of towers. This course combines the cognitive and the psychomotor domains of training, which assures that the student will develop the knowledge base necessary to safely climb and work on towers, as well as the practical skill sets necessary to be able to safely perform his or her duty.
This course will address a variety of subject areas including, regulatory safety standards, equipment commonly used, engineering controls, work practice controls, and return demonstrations. Upon completion of this program, the authorized climber should be able to demonstrate proper knowledge, understanding, and application of the equipment used, as well as safe practices to be employed at all time that he or she is working on the tower.
Emergency Medical Response 8 Hours
This 2 part course combines CPR/AED/First Aid with Protection From Bloodborne Pathogens. This course follows the prescribed requirements of the American Heart Association and is designed to meet the requirements of OSHA 1910.1030, the Bloodborne Pathogens standard. While it is recognized that tower erectors face minimal risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens, they do occasionally provide basic first aid to co-workers who might be injured on the job, and require proper training to acclimate themselves to the risks, and to prevent any occupational exposure from occurring.
OSHA 10 Hour Course for the Construction Industry 10 Hours
This course, as prescribed by OSHA, provides safety training to workers in the construction industry in basic hazards they are normally faced with. To achieve compliance, this course includes the required OSHA course content and is instructed by OSHA certified instructors.
Tower Rescue and Competant Climber 24 Hours
This course has been reviewed by OSHA and exceeds the minimum requirements set by OSHA for the tower erection industry. Course contents includes, but is not limited to: rescue training, knowledge of fall arrest systems, anchors, and Accident Reporting procedures. The course is taught by vertical rescue specialists and experts in the tower erection industry.
Advanced Understanding of Rigging and Ropes 8 Hours
This course will teach the student the industry standards applicable to most communications related rigging techniques. Taught by the Crosby Group, Inc. this course provides rigging standards, uses and applications for slings, shackles, and hooks to workers in the construction industry in order to impart the most efficient and safe methods of use.
Tower Erection Basics 8 Hours
This course combines classroom and hands-on instruction to teach and expose the student to the basic techniques and standards necessary to erect the most common communication towers, utilizing industry standards applicable to basic tower erection.
RF Safety and Hazard Awareness 8 Hours
This course combines RF safety and site and equipment signage, as prescribed by industry and OSHA standards, trains students in the telecommunication construction industry the recommended site and equipment associated signage and hazard communication to be utilized on the typical communications construction job site to assure personnel and equipment safety. Students are also trained in RF hazards, and ways to protect themselves from RF health and safety risks.
Participants in this program must:
- Have earned a high school diploma, GED, or verifiable industry experience
- Satisfy any applicable placement and/or testing requirements
- Fulfill prerequisites for entry
To register for courses in the Communications Industry Training & Certification Academy, phone at 800-313-5159.
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