Competent Climber with Basic Rescue (Competent Climber) Course

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This course provides training in the fundamentals of climbing, fall protection, and working safely and efficiently at height. This includes multiple types of structures that are commonly encountered such as various towers, buildings, and all applicable equipment the climber will utilize on the jobsite. In addition, basic rescue techniques are covered to provide for self and co-worker rescues. It is recommended that participants complete a basic fall protection course prior to attending this course.

This course shall consist of 16 hours of classroom and hands-on training.

*This course meets or exceeds the minimum requirements outlined in the NATE Climber/Rescuer Training Standard (NATE CRTS).

**Pre-requisite: If student meets NATE experience requirements.

Course Syllabus

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*This course is discounted for NATE members.

Course Reviews:

Date Taken: 04-05-2014, 04-06-2014
Instructor(s): Glenn Speight

Student's Job Title: Safety Coordinator
Years of Experience: 11

The training met my expectations: Agree
The training objectives were clearly defined: Agree
The amount of material was appropriate for the time allotted: Agree
The instructor demonstrated knowledge of the material and came to class well prepared: Agree
The instructor communicated effectively: Agree
The training aids (handouts, visual aids, etc.) were useful: Agree
The course and class sessions were organized: Strongly Agree
The course objectives were achieved: Agree
Suitable facilities and equipment were provided: Strongly Agree
The class allowed for student participation/discussion: Agree
How could this training program be improved? All exercises were performed at their indoor training facility in Bristol, RI with a maximum height of about 25ft. This facility is absolutely fantastic for functionality in that it gives the instructor the ability to immediately demonstrate purposes and uses of various equipment and techniques, however, I think that, in addition to the indoor facility, an outdoor tower structure with additional height would give students a chance to also experience a bit more elevation once they have proven capable of basic tie-off and 100% connection abilities. a newer student who may have some internal fears or worries about heights they are hoping to work through would have the opportunity to experience it under the controlled watch of a training environment to either conquer those fears or determine they will not go away and they are not cut out for this type of work. I spoke with Mr. Speight and he is looking for and working on obtaining and placing a section of self-support tower for this purpose in the future.