Monopole Access and Rescue

  • The aim of this course is to provide students with key information, knowledge and practical skills which are required to safely access and rescue personnel from Monopole structures.

    Course ID: TC11
    Ratio: 6 students to 1 instructor
    Duration: 1 day


  • Person wearing fall protection equipment


    Delegates shall be of 18 years of age or over, be physically fit and have a head for heights. A self-declaration of fitness and completion of all aspects of the training is required.

    Who Should Attend

    This course is generally aimed at people new to the telecommunications industry who wish to work on Monopole Structures.

    Course Objectives & Content

    • Health and safety legislation and standards
    • Assessment of hazards and risks
    • PFPE fitting, characteristics, inspection and care
    • Positioning and fall arrest techniques
    • Anchor point selection and checking
    • Awareness of fixed fall arrest systems
    • Practical climbing with fall ropes, and Self Retracting Lifelines (SRL’s)
    • Dealing with syncope (before and after effects)
    • 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)


    The successful delegate will receive a certificate valid for 1 year, 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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