Industrial Climbing and Rigging (inc. EUSR* Registration)

5 day course designed for the telecoms industry. Includes: MATS Initial Basic Tower Climbing & Rescue, MATS Rooftop Worker – Safety & Access, RF hazards, Rigging & Light Lifting. Offers participants a cost saving of 5%

ARQIVA Gateway approved elements of this training course for access to the Gateway scheme.

Includes new Energy & Utility Skills Registration (EUSR) – see below for details.

15% off equipment online for training participants

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The Industrial Climber course is intended to give initial knowledge for persons who will be expected to work within a defined safe system of work.

Industrial Climbing and Rigging practical training course provides all the knowledge and skills required for new starters out in the telecoms industry.

The course package provides sufficient knowledge to allow participants to work safely. The package contains the following courses run over 5 consecutive days:

  • MATS Initial Basic Tower Climbing & Rescue – developed by the Mast & Tower Safety Group (MATS) in collaboration with EUSR to support the safety of workers on towers and masts in the telecoms and broadcast industries.
  • MATS Rooftop Worker – Safety & Access – designed to support the safety of those individuals who access and work on flat rooftops, particularly in the telecoms industry and is a mandatory requirement to work on BT and Arqiva sites.
  • RF hazards – for contracting staff, supervisors and managers who are concerned with access areas close to radio frequency transmission equipment used in the telecommunications industry.
  • Rigging & Light Lifting – includes planning, preparing for and executing lifting operations together with knowledge of the selection, use, inspection and maintenance of appropriate lifting equipment.

Comprehensive industrial climbing and rigging course providing a balance between information provided and the practical skills enforced.

Course content includes:

  • TFP0 – Introduction to personal fall protection (WAHSA)
  • Legal, personal and medical requirements for work at height.
  • Risk assessment, method statements, emergency procedures.
  • Selection, care and maintenance of equipment.
  • Correct climbing techniques, ladder and structure.
  • Selection of restraint, work positioning, fall arrest systems.
  • Emergency procedures
  • Roof top hazards awareness
  • SWL WLL safe systems for lifting
  • Rigging & lifting systems, pulley theory
  • RF hazard awareness – half day course

Practical skills covered in this course include:

  • Safe use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Proper execution of simulated work task
  • Competent rescue of a casualty from a structure:
    • Lowering of a casualty and
    • Competent rescue of a casualty
    • Ensuring the safety of trainees and others
    • Use of ropes, knots and tensioned lines
    • Use of roof safety systems

This course is groups only bookings. Please call us for details.

Safety footwear required for all practical sessions.

Tower Climbing and Rescue, Rigging & Light Lifting and Roof Safety & RF Hazards are ARQIVA Gateway approved elements for access to their Gateway scheme.  

Course costs include EUSR registration fee and EUSR Virtual Card. In order to access their virtual card, participants must download the ‘Vircarda’ app on their mobile phone (either Android or Apple). More details are available from EUSR website.

It is the participants/bookers responsibility to ensure that all relevant pre-requisites are met to attend this course and that the evidence is provided on the first day of the course e.g. in-date certificates for revalidation courses.

Failure to meet any of these pre-requisites may result in the participant being asked to leave the course. No refund will be given in this event.

15% discount – on completion of your training course you will receive voucher code giving you 15% off your next heightec equipment order online.

(inc. EUSR Registration) ARQIVA Gateway approved training provider

Course Details

Duration: 5 days
Course Venues: Aberdeen, Kendal, Leeds, Birmingham, London
Entry Requirements:
  • Minimum age 18.
  • Must be fluent in English.
Instructor Ratio: 1:4
Course Code: TTS7U
Assessment: Assessment is by practical and written test of specific competence elements.
Certification: heightec
Validity Period: 3 years
Medical Requirements: Physical fitness with no contra-indications for working at height. A self-certified statement of reasonable fitness will be requested at course registration.
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