TC10 Basic Tower Climber and Rescue Revalidation

The Mast and Tower Safety Group (MATS), in collaboration with the Energy, Utility and Skills Register (EUSR) accreditation scheme.

  • Duration: 6 guided learning hours over 1 day
    Delegate to Trainer ratio: 6 Students to 1 Instructor

    Course Overview

    This is a revalidation course for those who work on towers and masts in the telecommunications industry, it will focus on the key information and knowledge required to work safely at height. Training covers the key characteristics, limitations, and correct use of personal fall protection equipment (PFPE), how to climb fixed ladders using a range of fixed fall arrest systems, how to climb open steelwork using lanyards and fall ropes. The course also refreshes those attending with the skills required to attempt the rescue of an injured workmate stranded on a mast or tower. Regarding rescue, the training covers key characteristics of equipment, limitations of the equipment and how to use dedicated abseil rescue equipment commonly found in the telecommunications industry. The course can be tailored to your rescue/abseil descent equipment.


  • Course Prerequisites

    Delegates must have an in-date Basic Tower Climber & Rescue Course certificate, have undertaken and passed a suitable fitness assessment/ medical for climbing and working at heights in accordance with MATS Group Guidance GN005 Medical Requirements for Climbing Masts and Towers

    Who Should Attend?

    This course is aimed at people who wish to re-certificate in basic tower climber and rescue.

    Course Objectives & Content

    Underpinning Knowledge of:

    • Health and safety legislation and standards
    • Assessment of hazards and risks
    • PFPE fitting, characteristics, inspection and care
    • Restraint, positioning and fall arrest techniques
    • Anchor point selection and checking
    • Awareness of fixed fall arrest systems
    • Practical climbing with fall ropes, and SRL’s
    • Tie all knots demonstrated during the course (Bowline, clove hitch, figure of eight)
    • Dealing with syncope (before and aftereffects)
    • Rescue hierarchy
    • Rescue equipment fitting, characteristics, limitations, inspection, use and care
    • Remote lowering of a casualty
    • Demonstrate a `Snatch’ or `Pick-off’ rescue
    • Use of tension pilot wires (cable ways)

    Certification Upon successfully completing the programme, delegates will qualify for registration on the Energy, Utility and Skills Register (EUSR) for Basic Tower Climbing & Rescue, a unique ID No and a 1-year certification. will be provided.


    • Health and safety at work act 1974
    • Working at height regulations 2005
    • BS 8437 COP for the selection, use and maintenance of fall protection systems and equipment for use in the work place
    • BS 8454 COP for delivery of training and education for work at height and rescue


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