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EST 175
Tower Rescue and Climbing Competency


Credits: 1.2
Clock Hours per Quarter: 16

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:8    Lab Hours:8


Description
Provides students with the knowledge and skill sets needed to be able to ascend a wind turbine tower, work on the unit, descend the unit, and perform self-rescue and partner rescue in emergency conditions. This is a two day course which exceeds the minimum requirements set by OSHA and NIOSH for the tower erection industry. Prerequisite: Must be enrolled in the Wind Energy Technology program.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Describe situations where there would be a need for self and/or assisted rescues.
  • Define and describe Full Restraint system.
  • Define and describe Fall Arrest Systems.
  • Perform self rescue and partner rescue using the descent device of the authority having jurisdiction (AHJ).
  • Describe the use of all Hardware and Harness's used by the AHJ.
  • Tie and define the uses of the following knots and hitches: figure eight, figure eight on a bight, figure eight follow through, butterfly.
  • Describe what creates forces on anchors and how they can be magnified or reduced.
  • Describe hoe rope and/or webbing are employed in anchor systems.
  • Describe circumstances where multiple anchors are needed.
  • Describe the concept of load sharing/self equalizing anchors.
  • Describe and demonstrate proper climbing techniques.
  • Describe the AHJ and local policy for emergency rescue.
  • Describe the AHJ and local Accident reporting and Investigation process.

  • Course Topics
  • Assisted rescues
  • Full restraint systems
  • Fall Arrest systems
  • Hardware and harnesses
  • Knots and hitches
  • Anchors
  • Climbing techniques
  • Emergency rescue
  • Accident reporting and Investigation process

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    EST 175
    Spring 2014
    0939
    James Bradshaw
    EST 175
    Spring 2014
    0964
    James Bradshaw
    EST 175
    Spring 2013
    0939
    James Bradshaw


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.