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Training Sessions

Pole Climbing Equipment
Use, Maintenance, and Inspection of Climbing Equipment
Basic Climbing Techniques, Part 1
Basic Climbing Techniques, Part 2
Basic Climbing Techniques, Part 3
Climbing On the Job
Training Sessions

Pole Climbing Equipment – 9 minutes
Identifies the basic equipment used for climbing wooden poles. Demonstrates two methods of determining the proper fit of a body belt. Demonstrates how to determine the proper fit of climbers. Lists and explains the basic components of a safety strap.

Use, Maintenance, and Inspection of Climbing Equipment – 9 minutes Shows the proper way to wear climbers. Demonstrates techniques of sharpening, gauging, and testing gaffs. Explains the basic considerations for inspecting equipment prior to climbing.

Basic Climbing Techniques, Part 1 – 11 minutes
Explains and demonstrates the basic techniques for making a free ascent and descent.

Basic Climbing Techniques, Part 2 – 7 minutes
Explains basic guidelines for storing and attaching a safety strap. Demonstrates the basic techniques for belted climbing.

Basic Climbing Techniques, Part 3 – 7 minutes
Demonstrates the proper techniques for safetying-on and safetying-off. Describes basic methods of adjusting a safety strap while working on a pole. Demonstrates and explains the basic technique of maneuvering around a pole.

Climbing On the Job – 10 minutes
Explains the basic guidelines for planning a climbing job from the ground, and for performing basic climbing tasks.