From 1 January 2020 individuals that are new to climbing masts and towers, want to refresh their knowledge and skills in this area or need to renew their current climbing registration, can complete our Basic Tower Climbing & Rescue scheme. This scheme covers the minimum training and assessment required for those working safely on masts and towers and incorporates the relevant requirements of HSE legislation.
This scheme is designed to support the safety of those individuals who work on masts and towers in the telecommunications and broadcast industry.
Individuals successfully completing an Energy & Utility Skills approved training programme and assessment are then registered on EUSR, the online register of training and skills for the energy and utilities sector.
Carole Bishop, Head of Registration Services, Energy & Utility Skills, said: “After more than a year in development, in collaboration with the industry group Mast and Tower Safety, we are now accepting approval applications from Providers to deliver our new Basic Tower Climbing and Rescue Scheme. This new scheme, launching for delivery from 1 January 2020, provides a framework to support consistency and relevance in training provision and assessment of competence in the telecommunications and broadcast industry; it covers the minimum training and assessment required for those working safely on masts and towers as well as relevant requirements of HSE legislation.”
From 1 January 2020 there will be a list of approved training providers available. For more information click here