New York State Telecommunications 
                   Association Events

Pole Climbing Class

  • 08 Jul 2020
  • 8:00 AM
  • 10 Jul 2020
  • 4:00 PM
  • Delhi Telephone Company, 107 Main St, Delhi, NY 13753


  • This Training will be billed back to Attendees. We anticipate the cost to be approximately $1,000.00 depending upon class size.

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Pole Climbing 


Course Outline

July 8, 2020

Day 1

Lesson 1. Safety

  • Climbing Gear Inspection
  • Fitting and inspection of belts
  • Personal Protection Equipment
  • Fall Arrest Systems, BuckSqueeze
  • Electrical Hazards

Lesson 2. Pole Climbing Techniques

  • Using Pole Climbing Gaffs
  • Three Point Contact Method
  • Belted Climbing
  • Climbing Maneuvers
  • Climbing to the 6 foot level
  • Practicing maneuvers

Lesson 3. Fitting Climbing Gear

  • Body Belt
  • Climbers
  • Other Gear

Day 2

July 9, 2020

Lesson 4. Pole Safety Inspection

  • Check Pole For Rot
  • Obstacles On Poles
  • Test out at the 12 foot level
  • Testing 12 foot level climbing and maneuvers

Lesson 5. Work Area Assessment

  • Fall Hazards
  • Pedestrian And Automotive Traffic

Lesson 6. Aerial Work Assignments

  • Using Hand Lines
  • Attaching Aerial Hardware

Lesson 7. Ladders

  • Carrying Ladders
  • Raising And Lowering Ladders
  • Placing And Securing Ladders At Poles
  • Placing And Securing Ladder At Mid-Span
  • Using Ladders

Day 3

July 10, 2020

Lesson 8. Student Evaluation and Certification

  • Climbing 12 foot and 18 foot poles
  • Evaluate all climbing maneuvers and techniques
  • Video taping of all final climbs

Equipment Requirements

(This apply's to our hands-on courses only)

Please have attendees bring their PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)




-Long Sleeve Shirt



and any other gear is welcome.

BTS always provides equipment to have a very successful Hands-On course. BTS also

encourages all attendees to bring their own equipment to the course. This will provide

attendees the opportunity to incorporate their own gear into the labs and gain valuable training

using their specific equipment.

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