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Pole Climbing and Ladder Safety
Course Description
This Hands-On 3-day course will train the participants how to safely and effectively ascend and descend wooden poles using pole climbing Gaffs, Hooks, Belts, BuckSqueeze Safety, Fall Arrest Systems and associated Equipment and Ladders...

The pole climbing technique that will be taught is the "3-point contact method.
How to circle, and move to perform tasks on the pole will also be covered. Students will learn how to use ladders on the pole and at mid-span using the appropriate ladder securing equipment. The participants will complete exercises using construction tools and equipment.

If Company permits,(Upon Request, fees may apply)
A Live Video can be taken of each student at the 6, 12, and 18-foot heights. This will ensure that the attendees are using proper techniques, safety parameters and effectively ascending and descending wooden poles using pole climbing gaffs and associated equipment.

A master copy of this video will be filled at BTS headquarters. BTS, as an added benefit, will issue a Username and Password to access the completion videos on our BTS secured video server. This provides easy access to every video for student company evaluations, company reviews and any legality issues where this video may be required. PROOF IS PROTECTON !

All SAFETY practices will be covered and must be followed during the training exercise. Note This course is physically demanding. Students must earn at least 70 of the competency points to become certified in this course.
Students Will Learn
Target Audience
Contractors, union craftsman, electricians, technicians, installers, splicers, LAN managersadministrators, end-users, engineers, MIS managers, facilities managers and technicians, architects and developers, systems engineers, telecom managers and technicians and anyone involved in telecommunication services and or Poll Climbing and Ladder Safety positions.
Course Outline

Day 1

Lesson 1. Safety

    Climbing Gear Inspection
    Fitting and inspection of belts
    Personal Protection Equipment
    Fall Arrest Systems, BuckSqueeze
    Electrical Hazards

Lesson  2. Pole Climbing Techniques

    Using Pole Climbing Gaffs
    Three Point Contact Method
    Belted Climbing
    Climbing Maneuvers
    Climbing to the 6 foot level
    Practicing maneuvers

Lesson 3. Fitting Climbing Gear

    Body Belt
    Other Gear

Day 2

Lesson 4.  Pole Safety Inspection

    Check Pole For Rot
    Obstacles On Poles
     Test out at the 12 foot level
    Testing 12 foot level climbing and maneuvers

Lesson 5. Work Area Assessment

    Fall Hazards
    Pedestrian And Automotive Traffic

Lesson 6. Aerial Work Assignments
    Using Hand Lines
    Attaching Aerial Hardware

Lesson 7. Ladders

    Carrying Ladders
    Raising And Lowering Ladders
    Placing And Securing Ladders At Poles
    Placing And Securing Ladder At Mid-Span
    Using Ladders

Day 3

Lesson 8. Student Evaluation and Certification

    Climbing 12 foot and 18 foot poles
    Evaluate all climbing maneuvers and techniques
    Video taping of all final climbs

Delivery Method
Instructor led with numerous Hands-On labs and exercises.
Equipment Requirements
(This apply's to our hands-on courses only)
For On-Site courses, we must have access to Pole(s) for the climbing portion of the training. Please have attendees bring their PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)
-Safety Glasses
-Long Sleeve Shirt
-Secondary Belt
and any other gear is welcome.

BTS always provides equipment to have a very successful Hands-On course. BTS also encourages all attendees to bring their own equipment to the course. This will provide attendees the opportunity to incorporate their own gear into the labs and gain valuable training using their specific equipment.

Course Length
3 Days

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