TC2002 Competent Climber with Rescue
Course Category: Fall Protection and Rescue
TC2002 Telecommunications – Competent Climber with Rescue
The TC2002 course is designed for technicians with at least 90 days of work at height experience in the telecommunications industry. It further solidifies 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 demonstrate their existing ability to assess the hazards of working at height on a telecom tower and to work safely within this environment. They will learn how to be responsible for authorized-level personnel and will develop tools and strategies for setting up and breaking down fall protection systems.
Training furthers the students’ knowledge on appropriate decision-making when addressing fall hazards through the adoption of preventative safety culture. As with TC1002, the TC2002 course employs the following three types of rescues.
1. Lowering a remote casualty
2. Self-evacuation by descent
3. Rescuing another in descent
· 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.
Student training manual
Certificate of completion, wallet card, and helmet certification sticker
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).
**Pre-requisite: Enrollees in this course must have successfully completed TC1002 Authorized Climber training or 90 days of tower climbing experience.
*This course is discounted for NATE members.