This course will identify the personal protective equipment, pole climbing equipment, inspection process and techniques needed to climb wooden poles. Besides learning about each piece of climbing equipment, participants will learn how to inspect each component to assure it is in good condition and safe to use.
In the hands-on portion of the course, participants will learn how to inspect a pole to ensure it’s safe to climb; this will also include identifying items such as signs attached to poles, or objects (i.e. fence posts, etc.) located near the pole that may pose as a potential hazard. Participants will learn proper foot placement on the pole, practice using a fall protection safety strap to ascend and descend a pole; learn how to climb a pole (clockwise and counterclockwise) and the proper technique for climbing over attachments on the pole.
The course will conclude with participants learning some basic knots, how to use a hand line and attempting to achieve the climbing certification criteria currently being used by the Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities.
Who Should Attend
This workshop is beneficial for anyone that is interested in learning how to climb. Apprentices in Module A of the IAMU Electric Line Maintainer Program are encouraged to attend. Registration is limited to 10 registrants.
*COVID-19 precautions will be in place.
When & Where
October 7 – 9, 2020
IAMU Shop Building
1735 NE 70th Avenue
Ankeny, IA 50021
$250 per IAMU Member participant
$325 per Non-Member participant
Click HERE for registration and additional information.
Contact Jared Masker at firstname.lastname@example.org or (800) 810-4268.