Frequently Asked Questions

Fall Protection Safety and Rescue Training

A. Yes.

In some cases training at your location is actually more cost effective and gets more of your climbers training on a tower they may end up working on. This way the students can learn in their own environment with their own equipment. (TRS can also provide class equipment for your training needs.) Logistics and details would be completed prior to training at your location.

A. Yes.

In 2011 we acquired our training facility with offices, classroom and a 100’ training tower on site right out our Colorado classroom door.

Our “on-site training tower” is an actual communication tower – not a prop or short section inside a warehouse. With a cable grab “Lad-Safe” system at the 60′ level and a working platform at 30′, we can offer a variety of valuable training scenarios.

Having our own training tower also allow us to conduct any of our fall protection courses, including but not limited to, Tower Climbing and Rescue, Vertical Fall Protection, Emergency Services Technical Rescue and all our Tower Climber Safety and Rescue Series courses.

A. New, Experienced, Supervisory, Trainers, Owners, Managers, Site Safety Professionals, HSSE.

We train people who are just starting and have not worked at height at all, to “seasoned veterans” who want to continue learning about the latest in standards, equipment and techniques. We also encourage managers and supervisors to attend. Call us to find out about “manager discounts”.

A. Upon successful completion of a TRS course, the student will receive a certificate acknowledging they have met or exceeded OSHA, ANSI, NFPA, NATE and CSA requirements. The Tower Climbing Series courses also including a leather-bound training manual and a laminated photo ID card. All training documents will be 30 provided in a “personal personnel file” for your records. We also have partnered with “Heart Smart” who provides all the required CPR and First Aid training.

A. TRS provides all PPE and climbing equipment. We have many different brands and styles for the student to use. If you have equipment, we encourage you to bring all that gear. Our staff is trained in PPE inspection. We can go through your equipment, inspect, log and document your equipment. We ask that you wear long pants and clothing appropriate for the weather. Up to 70% of our training is outside.

A. Yes.

As of January 2014, we have onboarded over seven different top-of-the-line equipment companies as vendors. We are not sponsored or commissioned by any equipment company or manufacturer. We want to offer the best equipment to our students at a discount. Training is, and always will be, our focus.

A. No.

We train people who are just starting and have not worked at height at all, to “seasoned veterans” who want to continue learning about the latest in standards, equipment and techniques.

Does your company currently have an active and current OSHA Compliant Emergency Response Rescue Team?

Yes – Technical Rescue Systems can help…..

It is often difficult to keep all the team members trained, proficient and current to all of the new and updated required standards.  Teams and team members are dynamic.  Team members get promoted, moved to different parts of the facility and some retire.   TRS is very respectful to those who have trained and worked to be a member of a rescue team.  We all learn from every class.  Our training is an opportunity to reconfirm knowledge and skills learned previously and to continue to learn more and new skills, methods and equipment uses.

No – Technical Rescue Systems can help…..

TRS has been working with Industrial Emergency Response Rescue Teams for over 32 years.  We have traveled the world and have had the honor and privilege to work with many industrial rescue response teams, emergency services rescue teams and all branches of our military.  Technical Rescue Systems members, owners and instructors have had the honor of sitting in, assigned to and chairing many regulatory standards and committees.  The incredible learning, understanding and networking obtained by being a part of the actual standards and regulations, we are asked and tasked to follow, is passed on in our training.

A. Yes.

Classes with more than 5 students from the same organization qualify for discounts. Military veterans, firefighters, NATE members may also qualify for discounts. Managers and Supervisors may qualify for discounts as well. Call for details.

TRS students receive a discount when they purchase equipment through TRS.

Does your company currently have an active and current OSHA Compliant Emergency Response Rescue Team?

Yes – Technical Rescue Systems can help…..

It is often difficult to keep all the team members trained, proficient and current to all of the new and updated required standards.  Teams and team members are dynamic.  Team members get promoted, moved to different parts of the facility and some retire.   TRS is very respectful to those who have trained and worked to be a member of a rescue team.  We all learn from every class.  Our training is an opportunity to reconfirm knowledge and skills learned previously and to continue to learn more and new skills, methods and equipment uses.

No – Technical Rescue Systems can help…..

TRS has been working with Industrial Emergency Response Rescue Teams for over 32 years.  We have traveled the world and have had the honor and privilege to work with many industrial rescue response teams, emergency services rescue teams and all branches of our military.  Technical Rescue Systems members, owners and instructors have had the honor of sitting in, assigned to and chairing many regulatory standards and committees.  The incredible learning, understanding and networking obtained by being a part of the actual standards and regulations, we are asked and tasked to follow, is passed on in our training.

Drone Training

As of June 21, 2016, the standards and requirements have changed.

Here are a few links of the standards, regulations and requirements we follow:

https://www.faa.gov/uas/
http://natehome.com/2016/06/01/nate-unveils-unmanned-aerial-systems-safety-resource/

TRS offers that service as well. We can come to your site, conduct and complete the video inspection, data input, documentation, logging and supply you with a complete, highest quality professional documented project. All for a competitive price. Call 719-966-9922 for details.

No. If you are a certified climber, great but it is not a requirement.

Yes, we are willing and able to travel to your location. Call 719-966-9922 for details.

We do have a minimum cost for the training. We can advertise a class on a specific date with openings to fill the course. If needed, we have a minimum flat rate cost we charge. We then can host the course for one, two or three students.

Yes. We can have you sign up for our 2-day Authorized Climber / Rescuer and add a 3rd day of Drone Pilot Training to your course. Because several of the regulations and tower site inspection training cross over, we can combine the training so you complete both in a customized 24-hour training course. (Drone Included Price will be adjusted accordingly.) Course Student minimum and maximums will apply. Call 719-966-9922 for details.

No you don’t. The new standards, regulations and requirements (Part 107) now make it clearer and more comprehensive to follow and understand. Listed below is a link to the website:

https://www.faa.gov/uas/

Yes and No.

Yes, if you are not trained. The technology is amazing; however, because of the commercial application of flying around structures, training is imperative!

Proper training involves several key components:

  • Understanding the regulations
  • Pre-Flight Review and Drone Inspection
  • Site Job Briefings
  • Actual Flying Time to learn how to fly the remote-controlled UAV
  • Simulator time is a significant opportunity in learning how to fly without the risk of an expensive crash

No, Because of the technology allows for a much faster learning curve

  • Drones with “Safe Mode” helps in learning referencing and the stability
  • GPS and Connectivity Technology
  • Also, the cost has come down to a point that if a crash occurs, you are not out $3000 to $10,000
  • Not much, and a lot depending on their designed use
  • Some say a drone is an unmanned remote controlled aircraft operated by the military for surveillance or to carry weapons
  • Some say the correct reference to a small unmanned aircraft with 4 blades is a quadcopter – Mainly considered a hobby SUAV
  • Bottom line? The term drone is accepted universally for UAV Hobby, Commercial or Military