Working in pylons

Everyone who works in pylons has legal requirements to have an approved certificate on how to work safely at height. Working in a pylon is a course for those who work at height and are required to learn how to use personal fall protection equipment and how to act in different emergencies.

  • After an approved course, the participant will be issued a certificate
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The aim of the course is for the participant to understand the laws and standards for work in pylons. The participant should also understand how the weather plays a role in work at heights and during a rescue. Understand how to rescue a distressed or injured person and learn the importance of a good safety plan, risk assessment, rescue plan, and be able to carry out work planning.

The course participant should also understand the basics of how important it is to work ergonomically, how to use personal fall protection and what happens in a fall.

Theoretical elements

  • What happens in a fall?
  • What does the "Work Environment Act" say?
  • Liability and responsibilities of the employer and employee
  • What does the relevant Work Environment Authority say?
  • What are CE and EN markings?
  • Risk assessment and rescue plan
  • Correct usage of an anchorage point
  • The equipment and how to use it
  • What is high-frequency radiation?

Practical elements

  • Correct use of Personal Fall Protection Equipment such as harness, adjustable fall arrest line, self retractable lanyard, work positioning lanyard, fall arrest lanyard and carriage on wire and rail.
  • Evacuation of a person in distress and self-evacuation
  • Climbing techniques
  • Lifting material or equipment
Target group: The course is for those that works as a telecom worker in pylons or poles. The participant shall be at least 18 years of age. Previous knowledge: No previous knowledge needed Period of validity: 3 years Course length: 16 hours (2 days) Instructor: 2