Met Mast Climber/Rescue

  • During this course delegates are provided with the essential practical and theoretical information needed to safely use fall protection equipment to access and work on lattice towers and masts. Delegates are taught how to identify and deal with a range of hazards commonly found in this environment and associated with this type of activity. 

    Course ID:  WE5 
    Ratio: 4 students to 1 instructor
    Duration: 1 day


  • Person climbing a mast


    Those attending training should be medically fit to carry out the practical part of the course and have completed the GWO/RenewableUK or equivalent Work at Height Course.

    Who Should Attend

    Those who are required to access met masts and similar types of structure as part of their work.

    Course Objectives & Content

    Carry out a risk assessment and describe the methods used to deal with the main hazards

    • Demonstrate the ability to select and use a range of personal protective equipment
    • Safely use permanent vertical fall arrest systems
    • Safely use temporary vertical fall arrest systems (fall ropes)
    • Climb open steel structures and work at height using lanyards and associated safety equipment
    • Carry out work position on high structures
    • Describe and demonstrate the correct method of inspection, storing and maintaining personal equipment
    • Describe the precautions to be taken with tools and equipment when working at height
    • Use simple hauling equipment to raise/lower light loads up to a maximum of 20 kg
    • General requirements for rescue
    • Emergency procedures
    • Dealing with suspension intolerance (trauma)
    • Rescue & equipment required – as well as its characteristics and limitations
    • Equipment inspection and care


    Delegates will receive a certificate valid for 1year, after which a refresher training will be necessary. 3M will notify you when your certificate is due for renewal


    • 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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