About the Course

Coming off the heels of the pioneering work of Reed Thorne and our Tower Rescue for Emergency Responders course, students will find valuable lessons relating to power utilities, rope access, and other industrial rescue units inside Tower Rescue for Tower Workers

Reed Thorne is widely considered a foremost pioneer in the game of rigging and the physics behind it. His company, Ropes That Rescue, is known globally as a premier teaching school and in many ways, an institution.

What You'll Learn

Tower Rescue for Tower Workers is packed with information and material relating to topics such as:

  • Climbing protection

  • Fall protection

  • Structure-based rescues

  • Ground-based rescues

  • Hazards of the discipline

  • And more!

Learn from One of the Best in the Industry

Learn more about Tower Rescue for Tower Workers expert instructor

  • Reed Thorne

    Rigging Lab Academy Instructor | Founder of Ropes That Rescue | Search and Rescue Member

    Reed Thorne

    Reed has been involved in the teaching of techniques relative to the ‘vertical realm’ since the early 1970’s and is recognized as a knowledgeable technical rigger where understanding and safety are of paramount concern. In Southern California, his first activities dealing with rope were with the Sierra Club Angeles Chapter (Orange County Group) where Reed became a Hundred Peak, Rock Climbing and Mountaineering Section leader through training with the Sierra Club’s Leadership Section. He eventually moved into rope rescue instruction under nationally-recognized US National Park SAR ranger, Butch Farabee, at the Grand Canyon in Arizona between the years of 1981 and 1986. Butch is credited with having shaped Reed’s early years as a rope instructor.In 1989, Reed was also instrumental in the preliminary testing of belay techniques alongside John Dill of Yosemite SAR and Arnor Larson of the British Columbia Council of Technical Rescue in BC, Canada. These tests still remain some of the most extensive ever attempted by a volunteer team of lay-researchers, the results of which were published in Response magazine in the highly acclaimed 1990 article “Are You Really On Belay?” by John Dill. Many of Reed’s hand-drawn illustrations accompanied this article. Reed now has attained recent Technician Level certification with the Society of Professional Rope Access Technicians (SPRAT) where he practices rope access procedures often on his back yard training and testing tower.

Course Curriculum

  • 1
    Unit 1: Welcome
  • 3
    Unit 3: Lead Climbing
    • 3.1 Lead Climbing
    • 3.1 Video Tutorial: Lead Climbing
  • 4
    Unit 4: Double Lanyard Climbing
    • 4.1 Double Lanyard Climbing
    • 4.2 Video Tutorial: Double Lanyard Climbing
  • 5
    Unit 5: Advance Placed Climbing
    • 5.1 Advance Placed Climbing
    • 5.2 Video Tutorial: Advance Placed Climbing
  • 6
    Unit 6: Controlled Descent
    • 6.1 Controlled Descent
    • 6.2 Video Tutorial: Controlled Descent
  • 7
    Unit 7: Solo Rescue, Part 1
    • 7.1 Solo Rescue: Victim Hanging
    • 7.2 Video Tutorial: Solo Rescue: Victim Hanging
  • 8
    Unit 8: Solo Rescue, Part 2
    • 8.1 Solo Rescue: Victim Clinging
    • 8.2 Video Tutorial: Solo Rescue: Victim Clinging
  • 9
    Unit 9: Threading the Needle
    • 9.1 Threading the Needle
    • 9.2 Video Tutorial: Threading the Needle
  • 10
    Unit 10: Raise, Skate, Lower
    • 10.1 Raise, Skate, Lower
    • 10.2 Video Tutorial: Raise, Skate, Lower
  • 11
    Unit 11: Wrap Up
    • 11.1 Wrap Up

Added Perks

Additional features Rigging Lab Academy Members are enjoying

  • Certificate of Completion

    Download your personalized Certificate of Completion after completing the course.

  • 100% Self-Paced

    Go through the course material as fast or as slow as you'd like.

  • Private Discussion Board

    Ask questions, meet other students, and even chat with the course instructor.

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