Authorized Climber and Authorized Rescuer

Price: $895

2 Day Course

Number of years certification is valid: 2 years

Setting: Classroom and on-site practical instruction Intended for students with less than 90 days of climbing experience.

This class includes 1 day of classroom instruction and 1 day of on-site practical instruction. The on-site instruction day will teach students basic climbing, rescue procedures, and equipment use....

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It is our philosophy that although new climbers cannot write a Rescue Plan, all climbers should be exposed to rescue procedures. Successful completion of the Authorized Climber/Rescuer course is dependent upon passing the written exam and satisfactory demonstration of skills on the tower.

 

To find a scheduled Authorized Climber/Rescuer class, head to our Training Schedule Page

 

TOPICS

REGULATIONS & STANDARDS

ANCHORAGES & ANCHORAGE CONNECTORS

SNAP HOOK & CARABINERS

FULL BODY HARNESS

ENERGY ABSORBING LANYARDS

WORK POSITIONING LANYARDS

VERTICAL LIFELINES & ROPE GRABS

SELF RETRACTING DEVICES

LADDER CLIMBING DEVICES

INSPECTION, CARE & MAINTENANCE

HORIZONTAL LIFELINES

EXAM


Competent Climber and Competent Rescuer

Price: $1495

3 Days Course

Number of years certification is valid: 2 years climbing, 1 year rescue

Setting: Classroom and on-site practical instruction

This class includes 1 day of classroom instruction and 2 days of on-site practical instruction. On-site instruction will consist of basic and advanced climbing and tower rescue procedures. Students will participate in several rescue scenarios...

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Successful completion of this course is dependent upon passing the written exam and satisfactory demonstration of skills on the tower. At Safety LMS we do not require climbers to sit 2 classes to move up through the ranks. A brand new climber can simply take the Competent Climber class, then once they pass, will leave with an Authorized Climber certificate. They will then climb under the Authorized climber restrictions for at least 90 days, then once a competent person deems they are also competent you contact Safety LMS and we will send out their new card giving them Competent Climber credentials.

 

To find a scheduled Competent Climber/Rescuer class, head to our Training Schedule Page

 

TOPICS

REGULATIONS & STANDARDS

FALL PROTECTION HIERARCHY

ANCHORAGES & ANCHORAGE CONNECTORS

PRIMARY & SECONDARY CONNECTIONS

EQUIPMENT

SYNTHETIC ROPES

CLIMBING TECHNIQUES

PRE-PLANNING

DESCENT CONTROL

INSPECTION, CARE, & MAINTENANCE

EXAM

PRACTICAL RESCUE


Train the Trainer – Competent Climber and Competent Rescuer

Price: $3695

4 Day Course

Number of years certification is valid: 2 years climbing, 1 year rescue

Setting: Classroom and on-site practical instruction

This course will allow qualified individuals to become certified to teach both Authorized Climber/Rescuer & Competent Climber/Rescuer in-house. A qualified individual has 5+ years of practical climbing experience and holds a current Competent Climber/Rescuer card...

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The company must also meet basic requirements. Once the trainer delivers the course material, the student will take the exam and submit the information back to Safety LMS for auditing. Upon successful completion of the course Safety LMS will issue an electronic and wallet certificate. This course requires retraining every 2 years.

 

To find a scheduled Competent Climber/Rescuer Train the Trainer class, head to our Training Schedule Page

 

TOPICS

GENERAL & FALL PROTECTION SPECIFIC

DEFINITIONS

REGULATIONS & STANDARDS

HIERARCHY & CONTROLS

FALL PROTECTION

EQUIPMENT & ANCHORAGES

CALCULATING FALL DISTANCE & SWING FALLS

DESCENT CONTROL SYSTEMS

FIXED LADDER SAFETY CLIMB SYSTEMS

HORIZONTAL LIFE LINES

SYNTHETIC ROPE BRAID TYPE & MATERIAL

EQUIPMENT INSPECTION

DAILY SAFETY MEETINGS

RESCUE

EXAM


Fundamentals of RF Radiation

Price: $495
Duration: Half Day

Half Day Class

Number of years certification is valid: 2 years

Setting: Classroom

This course was created to promote a better understanding of the RF hazards that exist on tower sites. It’s geared towards employees who work in close proximity to RF on a day-to-day basis...

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The intent of the Fundementals of RF Radiation course is to give the student a basic understanding of this difficult topic so they will recognize the hazards and make good decisions when exposure exists. A certificate of completion will be issued upon successful completion of the written exam.

 

To find a scheduled Competent Climber/Rescuer class, head to our Training Schedule Page

 

TOPICS

REGULATIONS & DEFINITIONS

IONIZING & NON-IONIZING RADIATION

CUMULATIVE & NON-CUMULATIVE HEATING

ELECTRIC & MAGNETIC FIELDS

ABSORPTION & REFRACTION

MANAGING EXPOSURE

TIME AVERAGING

FREQUENCY & WAVELENGTH

DIRECTIONAL & OMNI DIRECTIONAL

ANTENNAS

NEAR & FAR FIELDS

RF BODY SUITS & MONITORS

RF SIGNAGE

EXAM


Introduction to Tower Rigging Principles

Price: $695

Half Day Course

Number of years certification is valid: 2 years

Setting: Classroom

This full-day course for individuals who are inexperienced in tower rigging practices and who will be required to work with synthetic rope and slings while lifting light to medium loads...

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In the Introduction to Tower Rigging Principles, Students will learn to tie several knots, properties of various types of ropes and calculations that will allow them to choose the right tools for a lift. A final exam will be given at the conclusion of the course and upon successful completion of the exam, the student will be issued a Certificate of Completion and Wallet Card. This does not meet the requirement for Competent Rigger and is intended for entry level students.

 

To find a scheduled Intro to Tower Rigging class, head to our Training Schedule Page

 

TOPICS

OSHA LEGISLATION

RIGGING SAFETY FACTORS

VARIOUS SYNTHETIC ROPES

TYING KNOTS IN ROPES

ROPE INSPECTION

WIRE ROPE LOAD CHART, PROPERTIES,

& INSPECTION

SYNTHETIC SLINGS

READING SYNTHETIC SLING LABELS

SYNTHETIC SLING INSPECTION

SLING ANGLE LOAD CALCULATIONS

RIGGING EQUIPMENT INSPECTION & LOADING

END CONNECTIONS ON WIRE ROPE

BLOCK INSPECTION, LOADING, & LOADING

CALCULATIONS

EXAM


Competent Tower Rigging per ASSE/ANSI 10.48-2016 Standard – Capstan Based

Price: $795

1 Days Course

Number of years certification is valid: 2 years

Setting: Classroom

This course details all aspects for the ASSE/ANSI 10.48-2016 Standard  and is designed with specific emphasis on load calculations and rigging plans for antenna and line and structural modifications crews using a capstan hoist as the primary means of lifting loads with a line pull not exceeding 1,000 lbs. This full-day course is taught in the classroom and is intended for individuals who are experienced riggers, qualified persons or qualified engineers...

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During Safety LMS’s Competent Rigging class, students will review skills learned in the “Basic Rigging Principles” course as well as advanced rigging standards outlined in the ASSE/ANSI 10.48-2016 Standard. Successful students will meet the criteria to create rigging plans as outlined in the standard. This course can be followed up with a field training for specific load lifting scenarios.

 

To find a scheduled Competent Rigging class, head to our Training Schedule Page

 

TOPICS

HISTORY OF THE REGULATIONS & STANDARDS

STRUCTURAL FAILURES

OVERVIEW OF RIGGING PRINCIPLES

SLING ANGLE CALCULATIONS

BLOCK ANGLE CALCULATIONS

CAPSTAN HOIST OPERATIONS

CALCULATING RIGGING LOADS

DIFFERENT RIGGING PLAN SCENARIOS

RIGGING PLAN DEVELOPMENT

PROPER EQUIPMENT SELECTION

EXAM


Competent Tower Rigging Per ASSE/ANSI 10.48-2016 Standard – Gin Pole Operations & Tower Erection

Price: $795

1 Day Course

Number of years certification is valid: 2 years

Setting: Classroom

This course details all aspects for the ASSE/ANSI 10.48-2016 Standard and is designed with specific emphasis on load calculations and rigging plans for tower erection and modification crews using base mounted hoist systems and gin poles...

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Safety LMS’s Competent Rigging – Gin Pole class is a full-day course is taught in the classroom and is intended for individuals who are experienced riggers, qualified persons or qualified engineers. Students will review skills learned in the “Basic Rigging Principles” course as well as advanced rigging standards outlined in the ASSE/ANSI 10.48-2016 Standard . Successful students will meet the criteria to create rigging plans as outlined in the standard. This course can be followed up with a field training for specific load lifting scenarios.

 

To find a scheduled Competent Rigging class, head to our Training Schedule Page

 

TOPICS

HISTORY OF THE REGULATIONS & STANDARDS

STRUCTURAL FAILURES

OVERVIEW OF RIGGING PRINCIPLES

SLING ANGLE CALCULATIONS

BLOCK ANGLE CALCULATIONS

CALCULATING RIGGING LOADS

DIFFERENT RIGGING PLAN SCENARIOS

RIGGING PLAN DEVELOPMENT

PROPER EQUIPMENT SELECTION

GIN POLE PARTS & DEFINITIONS

TYPES OF TAGGING & THEIR LOADS

CLASSES OF POLES

LOAD CHART DESCRIPTIONS

GROSS LOAD DESCRIPTION

SPECIAL ENGINEERED PICK

MANUFACTURING SPECS & TOLERANCES

REPAIRS & MODIFICATIONS

EXAM


Train the Trainer – Competent Tower Rigger Per the ASSE/ANSI 10.48-2016

Price: $2895

1 Day Course

Number of years certification is valid: 2 years

Setting: Classroom

Pre-requisites: Must hold a current Tower Climbing certification and have a minimum of 5 years as a tower crew foremen performing the duties as described in whichever of the above courses they choose...

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The Competent Rigging Train the Trainer course is designed to allow a qualified individual to teach either the Competent Tower Rigger per the ANSI 10.48 standard for Tower modification crews or antenna & line crews using Capstan hoists with line pulls not exceeding 1000 Lbs. course or the Competent Tower Rigger per the ANSI 10.48 standard for Tower erection crews using Base Mounted Hoist Systems and Gin Poles course to the employees of their company only.

 

To find a scheduled Competent Rigging Train the Trainer class, head to our Training Schedule Page


Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS/Drone) Flight Training Course for Tower crews


3 Day Course

Number of years certification is valid: 2 years

Setting: Classroom and on-site practical instruction

This course is designed to  train qualified individuals to safely operate Unmanned Aerial Systems around telecommunications structures for the purposes of pre-climb hazard inspections to reduce the number of unknown dangers that tower crews face every time they ascend a telecommunications structure...

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The course is split into three parts, The first part is a 6 hour on-line training module that familiarizes the operator with all current FAA regulations for manned aircraft (FAR 91.119) required minimum safe distances from obstructions., and the FAA part 107 Rule that sets forth the requirements for the operation of Small unmanned aircraft within the National Airspace System (NAS) in accordance with Title 14 in the Code of Federal Regulations. The course also covers basic flight characteristics of multi-rotor UAS, Maintence, Pre-Flight inspections and Emergency procedures.

The second part is an 8-hour classroom session with small multi-rotor UAS in close proximity of indoor structures and further training on UAS operating systems and controllers. This is followed up with a 6 hour outdoor “Hands On” flight training utilizing full sized UAS platforms such as the DJI Phantom and Yuneec G500 aircraft.


Capstan Hoist Operations


Half Day Class

Number of years certification is valid: 2 years

Setting: Classroom

This course covers the use of Capstan hoists on communications sites. There are many different types and designs of Capstan hoists that will be covered in this class, along with their use and hazards associated with operating the various units...

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The intent of this course is to give each student the basic understanding to make good decisions while operating. This course combined with practical experience will help prevent accidents and create better operators. A certificate of completion will be issued upon successful completion of the written exam.

TOPICS

TYPES OF HOISTS

FEATURES, RATINGS, & INSPECTION

ROPE TYPE, BRAID, & INSPECTION

BLOCK SIZE RATIO & CAPACITY

ROPE OVERLAP CONDITION

PROPER ANCHORAGES

ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS

PROPER RIGGING SELECTION

OPERATING & STATION SET-UP

MOUNT SELECTION TYPES

TRUE CAPACITY


Tower Erection Hoist Operations


Half Day Course

Number of years certification is valid: 2 years

Setting: Classroom

Course exceeds the NATE standard titled “Base Mounted Hoist Mechanism Design and Use Standard for Lifting Personnel While Working on Telecommunications Structures,” and also referenced by the OSHA Directive CPL-1.36. In this course the student will learn the design criteria for a Base Mounted Hoist, how the hoist is used, and hoist maintenance...

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Some topics covered in this course include Reference Standards; Definitions; Design Criteria; Understanding the Parts; Repair and Modification; Anchorage; Inspection Criteria; Use Definition; Operator Qualifications; Lifting Guidelines; Personnel Platform Design Criteria; Pre-Lift Load Testing; Load Chart and Communications.

TOPICS

REFERENCE STANDARDS

DEFINITIONS

DESIGN CRITERIA

UNDERSTANDING THE PARTS

REPAIR & MODIFICATION

ANCHORAGE

INSPECTION CRITERIA

USE DEFINITION

OPERATOR QUALIFICATIONS

LIFTING GUIDELINES

PERSONNEL PLATFORM DESIGN CRITERIA

PRE-LIFT LOAD TESTING

LOAD CHART

COMMUNICATIONS

EXAM


Tower Erection – Gin Pole Operation


One Day Course

Number of years certification is valid: 2 years

Setting: Classroom

Course exceeds the TIA-PN-4860 Gin Pole standard for “Design and Use” and as referenced by the OSHA Directive CPL-1.36. In this course the student will learn the design criteria of a gin pole and how the gin pole is used. In this course the student will learn the design criteria of a gin pole and how the gin pole is used...

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Some topics covered in this course include Reference Standards; Definitions; Unique Loading Conditions; Factors that Effect Loading; Gin Pole Parts and Definitions; Types of Tagging and their Loads; Classes of Poles; Load Chart Description; Gross Load Description; Special Engineered Pick; Manufacturing Specifications and Tolerances; Repairs and Modifications; and Gin Pole Operation and Use.

TOPICS

REFERENCE STANDARDS DEFINITIONS

UNIQUE LOADING CONDITIONS

FACTORS THAT EFFECT LOADING

GIN POLE PARTS & DEFINITIONS

TYPES OF TAGGING & THEIR LOADS

CLASSES OF POLES

LOAD CHART DESCRIPTIONS

GROSS LOAD DESCRIPTION

SPECIAL ENGINEERED PICK

MANUFACTURING SPECS & TOLERANCES

REPAIRS & MODIFICATIONS

OPERATIONS & USE

EXAM


Crane Spotter and Signal Person


Half Day Course

Number of years certification is valid: 2 years

Setting: Classroom

This course will cover the responsibilities of a Crane Signal Person and a Crane Spotter Person. The student will be exposed to how a crane physically responds to each signal and some of the hazards that exist while a crane is in use...

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After completing this class, the student will have a basic understanding of their responsibilities and how their signals affect operations. A certificate of completion will be issued upon successful completion of the written exam.

TOPICS

STANDARDS

DEFINITIONS

UNDERSTANDING CRANE OPERATIONS

CRANE SIGNAL RESPONSIBILITIES

CRANE SPOTTER RESPONSIBILITIES

HAND SIGNALS

LIFTING PERSONNEL

EXAM


Hazard Assessment for the Telecommunications Industry


1 Day Course

Number of years certification is valid: 2 years

Setting: Classroom

This course covering the hazards that are generally encountered on a Telecommunications site. Three hazard categories: Structural, Environmental and Non-Standard structures are covered in detail...

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Upon completion of this course, the student should have the ability to identify common hazards and understand how the hazard can affect those on site. A certificate of completion will be issued upon successful completion of the written exam.

TOPICS

STRUCTURAL HAZARDS

MISSING OR LOOSE HARDWARE

CLIMB PATH OBSTRUCTIONS

BENT STRUCTURAL MEMBERS

GUY WIRES TENSIONING

FOUNDATIONS FAILURE

WEEP HOLES & RUST CORROSION

ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARD

HEAT, COLD, & STRESS

NESTING BIRDS

ANIMALS

INSECTS


Guy Tower Plumb & Tension


1 Day Course

Number of years certification is valid: 2 years

Setting: Classroom

This course is designed to train tower crews in the fundamentals of guyed tower alignment using optical alignment devices, guy wire tensioning, and guy wire change out...

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This course can be followed up by field training as a separate event/cost.

TOPICS

STRUCTURAL VERIFICATION

DOCUMENTATION OF EXISTING CONDITIONS

ANCHOR INSPECTION & RIGGING PLAN

DEVELOPMENT

EQUIPMENT/RIGGING SELECTION

TRANSIT SET UP PROCEDURES

TEMPERATURE TENSIONING EFFECTS

PROCEDURE FOR ADJUSTING VERTICAL &

GUY TENSIONS ACCEPTABLE TOLERANCES

TORQUE ARM ADJUSTMENTS

EXAM


Helicopter External Sling Load Operations


1 Day Course

Number of years certification is valid: 2 years

Setting: Classroom

This course is designed to train tower crews in the fundamentals of helicopter external sling load operations per the FAA-133 advisory with specific emphasis on tower site construction, tower erection, and antenna installation and change-out...

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This course can be followed up with field training for specific load lifting scenarios.

TOPICS

GROUND OPERATIONS AROUND A RUNNING

HELICOPTER

BASIC HELICOPTER FLIGHT CONTROLS

HELICOPTER REMOTE HOOK SYSTEMS

LANDING ZONE SAFETY REQUIREMENTS

LIFTING A LOAD FROM THE GROUND

TRANSITIONING LOADS FROM HORIZONTAL

TO VERTICAL

TOWER TOP SAFETY REQUIREMENTS

DEALING WITH ROTOR DOWN WASH

DISCHARGING STATIC FROM EXTERNAL SLING

LOAD

WIND SPEEDS & HOW THEY EFFECT A

HOVERING HELICOPTER

GUIDE SYSTEMS & SPUD CABLES

RIGGING FOR LOADS HELICOPTER OPERATIONS

REMOVING AN EXISTING LOAD

INSTALLING A NEW LOAD

SAFE HELICOPTER RE-FUELING

EXAM


OSHA 10-Hour Course


1.5 Day Class

Number of years certification is valid: Lifetime

Setting: Classroom

This course was created to comply with the mandated guidelines set out by OSHA...

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Our OSHA 10 hour course creates an environment where students will gain a general knowledge of OSHA regulations and learn to recognize the hazards that exist in the workplace. This course is specific to the Telecommunications industry.

TOPICS

INTRODUCTION TO OSHA

GENERAL SAFETY & HEALTH PROVISIONS

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & ENVIRONMENTAL

CONTROLS

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE & LIFE SAVING

EQUIPMENT

FIRE PROTECTION & PREVENTION

MATERIALS HANDLING, STORAGE, USE, &

DISPOSAL

TOOLS (HAND & POWER)

ELECTRICAL

SCAFFOLDS

FALL PROTECTION

CRANES, DERRICKS, HOISTS

TRENCHING & EXCAVATIONS

STAIRWAYS & LADDERS

HAZARDOUS MATERIALS

EXAM


OSHA 30 Hour Course


4 Day Course

Number of years certification is valid: Life

Setting: Classroom

Our OSHA 30 course creates an environment where students will gain a general knowledge of OSHA regulations and learn to recognize the hazards that exist in the workplace. This course is specific to the Telecommunications Industry...

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SLMS gives our students the opportunity to add hours to their OSHA 30 course, and in the process, earn additional certificates. By taking advantage of these extra hours, students can earn an extra four certifications.

REQUIRED TOPICS                                                                                           DURATION

INTRODUCTION TO OSHA                                                                                      2 HOURS

GENERAL SAFETY & HEALTH PROVISIONS                                                     1 HOUR

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROLS                      1 HOUR

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE & LIFE SAVING EQUIPMENT                               2 HOURS

ELECTRICAL                                                                                                                2 HOURS

FALL PROTECTION                                                                                                   8 HOURS

STAIRWAYS & LADDERS                                                                                         1 HOUR

 

ADDITIONAL TOPICS                                                                                    DURATION

FIRE PROTECTION AND PREVENTION                                                             1 HOUR

MATERIALS HANDLING, STORAGE, & USE (RIGGING)                              3 HOURS (5 ADDITIONAL HOURS NEEDED)

(ADDITIONAL CERTIFICATE: QUALIFIED RIGGER)

TOOLS (HAND & POWER)                                                                                     .5 HOUR

SCAFFOLDS                                                                                                                .5 HOUR

CRANE, DERRICKS, & HOISTS                                                                             4 HOURS (12 ADDITIONAL HOURS NEEDED)

(ADDITIONAL CERTIFICATE: GIN POLE, HOIST, CRANE SPOTTER/SIGNAL PERSON)

EXCAVATIONS                                                                                                          2.5 HOURS

CONCRETE & MASONRY                                                                                       1.5 HOURS


Aerial Lift


Half Day Class

Number of years certification is valid: 2 years

Setting: Classroom

This is a half-day classroom course covering the use of Aerial Lifts on communications sites. There are many different types and designs of Aerial Lifts that will be covered in this class, along with their use and hazards associated with operating the various units...

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The intent of this course is to give each student the basic understanding to make good decisions while operating. This course, combined with practical experience, will help prevent accidents and create better operators.

TOPICS:

Definitions

Types of Lifts

OSHA Regulations

A92 Standards

Design Criteria

Controls

Pre-lift Inspection

Power Lines

Fall Protection

Safe Operation

Travel Guidelines

JHA

Responsibilities

Competent Person

Operator


Introduction to LTE


Half Day Course

Number of years certification is valid: 2 years

Setting: Classroom

This half-day course is taught in the classroom and is for individuals who are new to LTE Construction. Students will receive a basic overview of the technology as it applies to tower construction...

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A final exam will be given at the conclusion of the course and, upon successful completion of the exam, the student will be issued a Certificate of Completion and Wallet Card.

 

TOPICS:

Definition of LTE

Common Configurations

Components of an LTE System

Manufacturer variances

Component Functions

Construction Standards

Common Closeout Issues


Introduction to Wireless Technology


Half Day Course

Number of years certification is valid: 2 years

Setting: Classroom

This half day course is taught in the classroom and is geared towards individuals who are new to the wireless industry. This class is an introduction to Telecommunications in general and how it works. The objective of this course is to provide the student with an overview of the type of work they can expect to encounter in this industry...

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A final exam will be given at the conclusion of the course and, upon successful completion of the exam, the student will be issued a Certificate of Completion and Wallet Card.

TOPICS:

Wireless Technology

Technology Progression (2G – 5G)

History of the Telephone

Making a Cellular Call

Wavelength and Frequency

Coverage and Hand off

Antenna Operations and Properties

Life Cycle of a Cellular Site

Components of a Telecom Site

Antenna Types and Mounts

Types of Antenna Mounts

Antenna Support Structures

Types of Towers

Types of Coax

Types of Fiber

Types of DC cable

EXAM


Lightning, Grounding and CAD-Welding


Duration: Half Day

Half Day Course

Number of years certification is valid: 2 years

Setting: Classroom

This course was created for individuals who want to gain a better understanding of grounding works and the effects of lightning on a telecom site. This course will clarify the theory behind lightning, how it travels to the ground, how the ground ring protects against lightning, how to complete cad-welds, and recognizing a good connection...

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A final exam will be given at the conclusion of the course and, upon successful completion of the exam, the student will be issued a Certificate of Completion and Wallet Card.

TOPICS:

What is Lightning

How lightning is formed

Controlling Lightning

Faraday Cage Grounding Philosophy

Protection plan

Ground resistance

Measuring ohms

Types of ground rods

Bonding components

Ground bars

Types of cad-weld molds

Different types of connections

Mold preparation and maintenance

Recognizing good and poor connections

Replacing worn out molds