MATS Initial Basic Tower Climbing and Rescue

ARQIVA Gateway approved training provider – MATS course for persons who are starting out in the Telecoms industry and are required to access all parts of a typical structure and perform the required foreseeable rescues.

Provides a range of skills for climbing, including the use of all safety equipment and tower rescue.

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Tower climbing, rescue and RF overview course

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ARQIVA Gateway approved Tower Climbing training provider.

This Tower Climbing course provides a range of skills for climbing, including the use of all safety equipment and tower rescue.

Includes the elements of a Safe System of Work, including equipment selection and pre-use inspection, use of tools, risk assessment, method statements and emergency procedures. Evacuation and rescue are practised at height.

Basic climbers will be expected to work almost entirely from within the confines of protected areas but are able to move to exposed areas if necessary to carry out straightforward work tasks.

This course conforms to MATS requirements and is Arqiva approved for the Gateway access scheme.

Complies with the climbing elements of MOD JSP375 Advanced Climber.

Tower Climbing Course elements covered include:

All of – syllabus TFP0 – Introduction to personal fall protection (WAHSA ), plus:

  • Legal, personal and medical requirements for work at height.
  • Risk assessment, method statements, emergency procedures.
  • Selection, care and maintenance of equipment.
  • Climbing techniques, ladder and structure.
  • Climbing techniques in exposed locations.
  • Selection of anchorages.
  • Restraint, work positioning, fall arrest systems.
  • Use of ropes and knots.
  • Emergency procedures

Practical skills covered in this course include:

  • Safe use of Personal Protective Equipment.
  • Proper execution of simulated work task.
  • Lifting equipment up ladders using MATS kit
  • Competent rescue of casualty from structure
    – lowering a casualty
    – competent rescue of a casualty
    – monopole rescue
  • Ensuring safety of self and others.

ACWAHT (Advisory Committee for Work at Height Training) syllabus is also covered in this course.

NB: PLEASE NOTE THE TOWER RESCUE ELEMENT WILL REQUIRE REVALIDATION ANNUALLY.

Candidates who require RF Hazards training should complete the RF Hazards Awareness & Monitoring 0.5 day course (ref: TSK4U).

15% off equipment online for training candidates. Once you have successfully completed a heightec training course, you will be issued with your electronic certificate together with a discount code which can then be applied at the checkout when you shop on our web. View our height safety & rescue equipment.

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Course Details

Duration: 3 days
Course Venues: Aberdeen, Kelvedon, Kendal, Leeds, London
Entry Requirements: Climbers should undertake a proper medical examination before undertaking work at height. Candidates should be comfortable with exposure to height. Must speak fluent English.
Instructor Ratio: 1:6
Course Code: TTS2U
Assessment: The trainer will assess safety, competence and aptitude during practical work. Multiple choice written test with discussion
Certification: heightec
Validity Period: 1 year
Medical Requirements: Physical fitness with no contra-indications for working at height. A self-certified statement of reasonable medical fitness will be required, prior to attendance.
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