TC1002 – Authorized Climber/Rescuer

Ensa Telecom

Course Category:

TC1002 Telecommunications – Authorized Climber with Rescue

TC1002 is designed around the specific requirements of the telecommunications industry, and it delivers the foundational training for technicians and others who need to access telecom structures using personal fall protection and fall rescue equipment. During the course, students are taught the hazards of working at height on a telecom tower and are provided with the essential underpinning knowledge required to work safely within this environment. Training covers use of personal protective equipment for working safely at height and fall rescue equipment for personal escape or casualty rescue requirements.

Training also includes appropriate decision-making when addressing fall hazards through the adoption of preventative safety culture. ENSA employs within the TC1002 course the three types of rescues identified below.

1.      Lowering a remote casualty
2.      Self-evacuation by descent
3.      Rescuing another in descent


Duration of Initial Training

16 hours

Duration of Refresher Training

16 hours

Student / Instructor Ratio


Training Compliance

OSHA 29 CFR 1926 Subpart M
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).
·         Understand and demonstrate the 1st principles of fall rescue equipment.
·         Successfully lower a remote casualty.
·         Perform a successful self-evacuation.
·         Successfully lower another in descent.

NOTE: The training environment may require the use of specialized access methods such as those employed in rope access practices and while in suspension. These methods may be utilized as effective safety tools within the delivery of this program but are not considered part of the course curriculum.

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).

Course Syllabus

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*This course is discounted for NATE members.