Competent Climber & Rescuer

Tower Climbing, Safety & Rescue is an intensive three-day program offered in Spanish. This course provides tower climbers with the knowledge and skills to significantly reduce if not eliminate the potential for serious or lethal injuries on the worksite. It extensively covers climbing, positioning, descending, rescuing and other maneuvers while maintaining 100% connection to the structures.

Our course is based on modern rope rescue principles, in compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and applying or exceeding the American National Standard Institute (ANSI) and National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) standards.

Some of the subjects to be covered are:

  • Hazard Assessment

  • Mandatory Safety Meetings

  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) 

  • Personal Fall Arrest (PFA) Systems

  • Personal Fall Restraint (PFR) Systems

  • Climbing Techniques and Skills

  • Fall Factor Physics

  • Descending Techniques

  • Team Self-rescue (OSHA Employee Emergency Action Plan 1926.502)


Duration: 3 Days (24 hours in total)
Class size: Minimum 6, Maximum 8

Cost per participant: $650.00 (plus taxes)

What is included?


  • All equipment necessary for the course

  • The Tower Climbing, Safety & Rescue Manual 

  • A Certificate of Successful Completion

  • A wallet-sized Certification Card


Monday Day 1: Classroom Instruction (8 hours)

  • Environmental & Structural Hazards

  • Safety Meetings

  • OSHA Regulations

  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) 

  • Personal Fall Arrest (PFA) Systems

  • Personal Fall Restraint (PFR) Systems

  • Climbing Protection Systems:

- Fixed Cable or Rope

- Y Lanyard
- Leader Line

- Descending Systems

  •  Anchors

  • Mechanical Advantage Systems 

  • Knots & Hitches

  • Rescue

  • Quiz

Tuesday Day 2: Field Practice & Evaluation (8 hours)

  • Safety Meeting

  • Work Positioning

  • Climbing

  • Descending

  • Load Transfer & Rescue Techniques

Wednesday Day 3:

  • AM - Field Rescue Drill (5 hours)

  • PM - Written Examination (3 hours)

*A score of 75% or better is required in order to be certified.