Poles – Safety before climbing

The course deals with safety before climbing poles and masts. So that we can avoid accidents by poles breaking or tipping over when climbing up.

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Technical information

Course name : Poles – Safety before climbing
Course manual : No
Type : Classroom
Course duration: 3 hours
Provider : Trainor


There have been a number of accidents in recent times where the pole has broken due to rot and this course deals with safety before climbing poles and masts.

FSE requires that personnel working in overhead line systems be trained in lowering a person in distress in a mast. Such an exercise must be carried out at least once a year. This course is held by suppliers of climbing equipment and specialist companies.

We focus on safety before climbing on this course.

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-meters marks
  • Checking for wood rot before climbing
  • Climbing and safety equipment
  • Climbing / working at a height
  • Personal protective equipment above / below 15 meters
  • Dismantling bracing wires, tension etc. (dynamic forces)
  • Reinforcement with straps etc
  • Rescuing from heights (separate course)