Poles – Safety before climbing

Satisfies the FSE requirements that personnel working in overhead line systems be trained in lowering a person in distress in a mast.
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Technical information

Course name : Poles – Safety before climbing
Course manual : No
Type : Classroom
Course duration: 3 hours
Provider : Trainor
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The FSE Electrical Safety requirements stipulate that all who work with overhead lines and aerial cables must be trained in emergency rescue operations on electricity pylons. Training must be repeated at least every 12 months. In recent years there have been a number of accidents involving rotten poles. This course looks at safety routines before climbing poles, masts and pylons.

Target group

Electrical and telecommunications professionals working on poles, masts and pylons.

Subjects covered in the course
  • Internal instructions for climbing pylons
  • Poles - relevant REN publications
  • Setting up poles, 3 and 4 metre marks
  • Checking for wood rot before climbing
  • Climbing and safety equipment
  • Climbing / working at a height
  • Personal protective equipment above / below 15 metres
  • Dismantling bracing wires, tension etc. (dynamic forces)
  • Rescuing from a height (separate course)