TC0001 – Supervised Climber

Ensa Telecom

Course Category:

TC0001 -Telecommunications Supervised Climber

Climbing and safely accessing a telecommunications structure is a demanding activity requiring education and training in safety from all involved. Accessing an at-height work environment, where the only access is via a vertical ladder, requires comprehensive understanding of the safety requirements and professional conduct demanded by such an activity.

This one-day training course focuses on the necessary underpinning knowledge within work at height fall protection and rescue equipment and the need to fully understand and identify the potential hazards associated with the task. Delegates will be instructed upon personal fall protection equipment, fall arrest systems, and the means of emergency escape essential to safe access in the telecommunications industry.


Prerequisites None
Duration of Initial Training 8 hours
Duration of Refresher Training 8 hours
Student-to-Instructor Ratio 8:1
Training Compliance OSHA 29 CFR 1926 and 1910 /  ANSI Z359 Standards

Learning Objectives

·         Establish the importance of a culture of prevention.
·         Establish awareness and adherence to statutory requirements and company policy.
·         Identify all risks within the work environment and conduct pre-climb protocol.
·         Understand and demonstrate the 1st principles of use of personal fall protection equipment, including care and maintenance.
·         Understand and demonstrate the 1st principles of use of fall protection systems (ladder safe climb, anchors, work positioning, and suspension mitigation).
·         Demonstrate safe access requirements while adhering to supervisory requirements.
·         Demonstrate awareness of emergency escape under supervision.

Resource Materials
Student training manual

Certificate of completion, wallet card, and helmet certification sticker

General Disclaimer
All ENSA North America practical training exercises are implemented under a “Skills Based Evolution Process” which the student experiences as a layering approach, whereby a basic foundation is established, and through reaffirmation and confirmation, additional practical skills are applied to effectively demonstrate and apply through hands-on experiences the complexities of work and rescue at height, achieving success through confidence by all who participate.

Reaffirmation through testing is applied with the addition of correction to 100%. This unique philosophy in learning ensures all incorrectly answered test questions are tabled under whole group discussion to ensure maximum retention and understanding by all students.

All training programs are structured upon a pass or fail determination criteria and are in accordance with ANSI Z490.1 – 2016 Criteria for accepted practices in safety, health, and environmental training and under ENSA’s ISO 9001-certified quality management system.

Note: Students must be medically and physically fit with a desire to work at heights. The training environment may require the use of specialized access methods such as those employed within suspension and rope access practices. These practices may be utilized as effective safety tools within the delivery of this program. They are not to be considered trained upon within this program.

*This course meets or exceeds the minimum requirements outlined in the NATE Tower Climber Fall Protection Training Standard (NATE CTS).


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*This course is discounted for NATE members.