EPP001 – 32.00 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

ToolsThe Wood Pole Climbing Techniques course provides students with the latest Occupational Safety and Health Administration fall resistant techniques crucial to life-saving best practices currently being applied across the utility industry. During the course, participants are guided through several hands-on activities utilizing TEEX Wood Pole Training props while receiving instruction surrounding proper climbing techniques using the latest safety practices, proper equipment, and other required tools.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Completion Requirements

Physical Requirements

Participants will be required to climb and descend a wood utility pole. In order to successfully complete these exercises, participants must be aware of any medical and/or physical limitations that might prevent them from participating in such activities.

Participant Must Provide

  • Climbing boots
  • Hard hat
  • Work gloves
  • Safety glasses
  • Climbers
  • Body belt
  • Safety belt
  • Long-sleeved shirts
  • Secondary safety for fall safe device (meets OSHA 1910.269 (g)(2) standard)
  • a photo identification on the first day of class. See the Participant Handbook for approved forms of identification and additional guidelines.

Attendance Requirements

To meet attendance requirements, participants must review each training module and complete all required course assignments, activities, quizzes, and/or end of course exam.


  • Personal Climbing Equipment
  • Pole Climbing Techniques
  • Crossarm Installation and Removal
  • Pole Rescue

Suggested Audience

This course is designed for electric utility and telecommunication personnel who are required to climb and work from wood utility poles.

Contact Information

Infrastructure Training & Safety Institute
OSHA Training Institute Education Center
Customer Service Representative
Phone: (800) 811- | (800) 723-3811
Email: [email protected]

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