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MATS Basic Tower Climber And Rescue

MATS Basic Tower Climber And Rescue

Course Aim

To provide delegates with the knowledge and practical experience to enable them to climb the structure using protected and unprotected access ways and to work safely in a variety of exposed locations. Also to provide practical knowledge and experience to enable them to rescue a fellow climber, suspended by a fall arrest lanyard or system, from a tower, mast or pylon using authorised techniques.

Course Content

• Legislation for Working at Height.
• Risk Assessment Awareness
• PPE – pre use checks and fitting (Harness, helmet, fall arrest and positioning lanyards)
• Access ways – protected & unprotected
• Anchor point selection
• Fall arrest lanyard climbing
• Work positioning
• Climbing techniques in exposed locations
• Fixed fall arrest systems
• Temporary fall arrest systems (Fall arrest lines, horizontal anchor systems and retractable blocks)
• Appropriate use of knots
• Emergency procedures
• No Shock Tower rescue kit content awareness
• Self-rescue
• Concious casualty lowering
• Abseil Lift and Lower Rescue (No Shock)
• Abseil Cut Rescue
• Casualty care
• Suspension Syncope theory
• Theory and Practical Assessments
The course will involve elements of classroom and practical tuition. Emphasis will, at all times, be on practical climbing under the
safe supervision of an instructor.

Aimed At

Delegates that are required to climb on all areas of towers & masts, on MATS operated sites, for construction or maintenance purposes. Examples include: Telecoms climbers and Structural inspectors/surveyors

  • Classroom & Practical Training
  • Bracknell
    Eccleshall (Staffordshire)
    Linlithgow (Edinburgh)
  • 3 days
  • 6:1
  • 1 year certification
  • £640 per person
    £3640 per course
    EUSR registration included