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Wind Turbine Safety

Earn Your 10-Hour OSHA Card!EH&S General Safety and Fall Protection:
RSI has formulated a specialty class to allow contractors to become educated to follow policies of major carriers and general contractors. We conduct hundreds of safety seminars every year and are excited to be a preferred partner of choice to provide Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) awareness training to many carriers and general contractors. We are extending this offering to subcontractors so that you too, can gain the valuable and necessary knowledge to follow EH&S policies. This awareness training will supply the attendee with a thorough understanding of the requirements on various safety issues.

This course will cover several areas of general safety that are potential problems at turbine sites. Fall Protection training includes: regulations, standards, fall protection, hazard assessment and safety planning, tools and equipment, climbing, rescuing, lifeline use, maneurvering structures, and more.


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Comtrain's Basic Tower Safety & Rescue (TS&R), 2 Days



Fall SafetyCertified "Tower Climbing Safety and Rescue" is an intensive 2-day program and is constructed to meet employer requirements & recommended ANSI/OSHA standards and regulations as related to work at wireless communications sites. Some specific areas addressed include site hazard assessment/inspection, mandated safety meetings, fall protection (PFAS and fall restraint techniques), fixed ladder usage, PPE and OPE and emergency contingency planning (including rescue techniques).

Registered 2-day students who pass all tests & tasks will receive certification at the end of their course.

When registering, candidates may elect to go on to a 3rd day of training for Advanced certification. In order to become Advanced certifed, all tests & tasks over 3 days must be successfully completed and Advanced prerequisite must be met.

Option 2:  If 3 days straight wouldn't work out, you can take a 1-day upgrade class later on for Advanced status; must be taken within 18 months of 2-day certification. Go to ComTrain's Advanced information page to learn more about this course.


Course Schedule

EH&S 1/2 day General Safety and Fall Protection


General Awareness of Hazardous Conditions at Telecom Sites and OSHA Law

Hazard Communications and SPCC:
• OSHA Hazard Communication Standard.
• Waste Disposal Procedures.
• SPCC Plan Training.

Personal Protective Equipment & Work Practices:
• When personal protective equipment is necessary.
• What type personal protective equipment is necessary?
• How to properly fit and wear personal protective equipment.
• What are the limitations of personal protective equipment?
• How to properly inspect, care, maintain, and dispose of personal protective equipment.

Ladder Safety / Fall Protection overview:
• Nature of fall hazards in the work area.
• Procedures and practices to minimize fall hazards.
• Proper use, placement, and care in handling of all ladders.
• Maximum intended load-carrying capacities of ladders used.

Electrical Safety

Electrical safety overview. Lockout/Tag out reviewing Electrical Safety Related Work Practices:
• Recognition of applicable hazardous energy sources.
• Type and magnitude of the energy available in the workplace
• Methods and means necessary for energy isolation and control

Fire Safety Overview

Basic Tower Climbing Safety & Rescue 2 Day Class

ComTrain DAY 1:

The first day is spent in the classroom. A combination of lectures, custom and generic video programs, slides and equipment demonstrations are used to ensure that students understand hazard assessment and protection. The student textbook is 242 pages packed with practical information.

The material covered includes pre-climb safety and planning, environmental and structural hazard assessment, tools and equipment, body mechanics, suspension procedures and emergency techniques. This is a full eight-hour session and frequently runs to nine hours with any animation on the part of the students.

ComTrain DAY 2:

The second day begins in the classroom with a review followed by a written examination covering the previous day's material. Students must score 75% to pass the exam. The class then mobilizes to a tower and begins the field portion of training.

Fall SafetyField Practice Tasks:
Students will hold a safety meeting and review critical issues. Students will perform a hazard assessment individually and jointly, then review the findings. Each student is given a checklist of exercises to perform during the program. Everyone will climb and descend the tower using either a safe climb device,  a vertical lifeline rigged as a temporary safe climb device, or both. Students will maneuver across the structure maintaining 100% connection and working with both lanyards and SRLs. Students will rig and use a temporary horizontal lifeline if the structure allows. Each student will perform two rescue exercises using an ascending/descending system, a suspension device, or both. One rescue will be done as the simulated fallen climber and one as the rescuer. Students will de-rig the structure and hold a post-exercise review.

Fall Safety - Large TurbineCompletion & Certification:
Students who have successfully passed the written exam and demonstrated all field exercises will receive a certificate and wallet identification card from ComTrain. ComTrain will maintain records of all training for future reference. Certification documents, proving that the student successfully mastered the published material and exercises, are valid for the life of the student...ComTrain does not expire them.