Advanced Tower Rescue

CEL410 – 40.00 Hours

Currently there are no scheduled classes for this course. However, in some cases a course can be scheduled to meet your organization’s specific needs. For more information about this course or to schedule a class, please contact Infrastructure Training & Safety Institute
OSHA Training Institute Education Center at (800) 723-3811 or (800) SAFE-811 or [email protected] to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

The Advanced Tower Rescue course is designed to teach participants an overview of the skills, knowledge, and abilities necessary to rescue an individual from height on a utility tower while utilizing small team tactics. This course conforms to the NSFPA 1006.2021 Tower Rescue Skills Standard for awareness, operations, and technical information, as well as ANSI Z359, Z87, and Z89 standards. After completing this course, participants will be familiar with the nationally recognized safe work practices, precautions, basic safe work procedures, and regulatory compliance measures relevant to rescue from a tower or structure.


Participants must verify the following prior to registration:

  • Meet all prerequisites listed on the CEL410 Participant Qualification and Affidavit Form available for download in the Resources field on the right.
  • Submit required course certificates, if applicable, or complete, sign, and submit the CEL410 Participant Qualification and Affidavit Form.

Participant Photo Identification Requirements 

Participants attending face-to-face classroom training events will be required to provide photo identification. Participant identification will be verified by a TEEX designated representative the morning of the first day of class. The proof of identification should include the full name and photograph of the individual. The following are acceptable forms of photo identification:

  • State-issued IDs such as a Driver’s License or Identification Card
  • United States of Foreign Passports
  • National Identity Card
  • U.S. Military Card (front and back)Military Dependent’s ID Card (front and back)
  • Permanent Resident Card
  • Certificate of Citizenship
  • Certificate of Naturalization
  • Employment Authorization Document
  • Employee ID or Badge with photo

For more information, please refer to the Participant Handbook on the TEEX website.

Course Completion Requirements

In order to receive a Certificate of Completion, the participant must:

  • Attend 100% of the course
  • Sign attendance roster each day of class
  • Complete and pass all field activities
  • Complete the end-of-course evaluation

Required Materials and Equipment
Participants must provide their own climbing boots.
TEEX will supply all other necessary equipment.
Note: In addition to climbing boots, participants may bring their own tower climbing equipment, but it must be approved for use in class by the TEEX instructor. Any personal equipment should be marked with the participant’s name. TEEX is not responsible for any loss or theft of personal equipment.

Attendance Requirements

Class attendance is an essential part of the education process, and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises. The course requires participants to attend a minimum of 100% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion. During the course, your instructor will review any additional attendance requirement, for example a field exercise that cannot be missed.

Upon successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Perform advanced rescue operations at elevation using working knowledge of ropes, towers, and rigging equipment.
  • Choose appropriate slings, ropes, and knots for rescue operations.
  • Prepare for tower rescue operations.
  • Preform a pick-off rescue at elevation.
  • Perform operations necessary for rescue from a tower.
  • Perform operations necessary for rescue from the ground.
  • Conduct a multi-stage rescue while under supervision.

Suggested Audience

This course is designed for transmission lineworkers, communication tower workers, rope-rescue firefighters, high-angle rescue workers, and any other workers involved in working at elevation.

Contact Information

Infrastructure Training & Safety Institute
OSHA Training Institute Education Center
Phone: | Toll-Free: (800) 723-3811 or (800) SAFE-811
Email: [email protected]