VSS101 – Tower Climbing Safety – $325.00
Available as an open enrollment class in LeRoy, MI.
This 10 hour course starts with 5 hours of class room lecture and concludes with 5 hours of basic training climbing, rigging and maneuvering on a 100 foot tower.
This course is designed for new climbers who are seeking a career working at heights, Company personal that need a better understanding of the terminology, tasks, and equipment required for a climber to safely and efficiently preform their job. Companies who hire new climbers and need their ability to work at heights evaluated prior to job placement, and ground crew personal to better understand their part in competently being a ground worker.
This course is taught by lecture, power point presentation, and hands on interaction with harnesses, lanyards, connectors, tools, rope and rigging apparatus. Students will receive numerous educational handouts of new climber information and resources to be used during class and future reference for continued learning.
Certificate of completion will be awarded at the end of class for successful participation. Those who are seeking a basic understanding and not necessarily a career in climbing will be encouraged to climb but not required, student record of evaluation will indicate what task and maneuvers were successfully completed.
This class is a prerequisite for VSS211. Class size is limited to 15 participants.
See our Training Calendar for dates, locations and class availability.
Students will be taught the basics of:
- Definitions and terms
- Death by gravity
- Rules, standards and regulations
- Rope and knot terminology
- PPE inspection, care, use and wear
- Tower styles/inspections
- Foundation styles/inspections
- Hazard assessment
- Personal climber safety
- Safety meetings
- Rescue options
Tower tasks to be performed:
- Safety meeting
- Hazard assessment
- Selection of PPE
- Proper Use of position restraint
- Proper use of fall arrest
- Climb using lad safe, safety climb
- Climb using rope grab
- Maneuver around tower changing faces
- Witness tower rescue
- Perform a variety of tasks using hand tools