Who is the SA024 - Pole Top Rescue training for?
This SA024 training course is aimed at those who perform overhead rescue from wooden poles as part of their role in the telecommunications industry or a similar utility sector.
What will you learn?
The SA024 accreditation provides learners with the necessary information to rescue individuals who become suspended on a telecommunication pole for whatever reason, while working on the pole at height. This accreditation aims to provide learners with the necessary information to undertake the rescue operation by climbing the pole and using a Mobile Elevating Platform (MEWP). It sets out the skills, knowledge and understanding to support delegates to use correct equipment and methods to carry out this task safely.
This accreditation ensures that learners involved to be suitably trained and accredited to industry and National Occupational Standard (NOS).
Pole Top Rescue Learning Objectives:
- Understand relevant health and safety legislation and industry good practices related to pole top rescue
- Understand how to formulate a plan for the aerial rescue operation on a pole and a ladder
- Be able to carry out the aerial rescue operations plan and rescue the casualty from the Pole using a ladder
- Be able to carry out the aerial rescue operations plan and rescue the casualty from the Pole using a Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP)
For those working on the highway, the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 (NRSWA) requires at least one person on-site to hold a Street Works card to work on the highway.
This Smart Awards accreditation is based on a pre-requisite that any work on the highway requires appropriate Street Works accreditation to be held by an individual working on-site and that this individual is qualified to check that the planned provision of footways, traffic lanes and safety zones determined by the site survey meets with the requirements of the site location and approved procedures and practices required by the NRSWA 1991.
Some companies’ policies may vary where more than one person on site must hold a valid Street Works card.