This course is designed for the new climber or those experienced but not yet certified. Content covers rules, regulations, and standards set forth by OSHA, ANSI, and NATE. They will learn about the various PPE types, wear, use, and inspection; a hazard assessment and preparation when working at height.
This course also offers physical training at a tower site where participants will discuss job hazard analysis, climbing, and using the PPE provided by your company. We will observe 3 points of contact and 100% tie-off utilizing the cable grab, Y-style lanyard, SRL & rope grab system. We will discuss work positioning lanyards and transition from surface to surface simulating work on a tower. A written exam is part of the course and requires a minimum score of 80% to pass.
Upon completion of Authorized Climber, participants will be able to demonstrate proper knowledge, understanding, and application of the PPE used and will possess the ability to maintain 100% tie off. A wallet card and certificate are issued upon successful completion. The AC certification is valid for two years.
The next step, Competent Climber, is achieved after the Authorized Climber has demonstrated 90 days of actual tower climbing experience and a signed attestation is received from the employer that they have designated the person competent. At that time, a new certification card will be issued.