Industrial Climbing and Rescue

The Industrial Climbing and Rescue course covers the knowledge and skills required to work safely and effectively on elevated tower structures such as electricity or telecommunication towers.

Course Content

Each course is tailored to the industry and if required, orientated to the specific job requirements of the participants. Where possible, the participants will be encouraged to use their own equipment and documents for the training. The training course covers methods of access, egress and emergency situations. Training is designed to be realistic and customised to suit your particular work environment

Topics include:

  • An overview of applicable legislation and standards
  • Safe use of fixed and portable ladders
  • Anchors and attachment systems
  • Fall arrest systems
  • Work positioning techniques
  • Vertical mobility –
  • Ascending and descending
  • Safe use of the double hook lanyards
  • Maintenance of ropes, PPE and other associated equipment
  • Hauling and lowering systems
  • Suspension trauma
  • Rescue from a tower structure (Single person techniques)

Delivery mode

Training is delivered face to face including both theory and practical components with a strong emphasis on the practical application of skills. The course involves practical sessions operating at height.


The course is conducted over a period of 16 hours generally run over a 2 day period.

Award and Recognition

Successful participants will be awarded a Statement of Attainment in RIIWHS204D Work Safely at Heights tailored to Industrial Climbing and Rescue.


It is recommended that participants hold a current First Aid Certificate.

Further Information

For more information please contact EMS on 1300 133 302 or visit