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Climbing School

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  • Week 1
    September 8, 2020 - September 11, 2020
    8:00 am - 4:30 pm
    - Mon. 11-4:30 Tues-Thurs 8-4:30 Fri. 8 - Noon
  • Week 2
    September 14, 2020 - September 18, 2020
    12:30 pm - 12:00 pm
    - Mon. TBA - 4:30 Tues-Thur. 8-4:30 Fri. 8-Noon

Climbing School

Week 1: September 8-11, 2020

Week 2:  September 14-18, 2020

 Registration deadline is August 24

This course is recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training; and is part of the AIEC “Illinois Rural Electric Apprenticeship Program”.  This course is recommended for first year IREAP apprentices.

Hands-on Training will Include:

  • Proper technique of climbing poles up to 60 feet
  • Testing to include a 65 ft. pole climb, 45 ft. H-structure pole climb and 55 ft. transition pole climb
  • Proper use and care of fall arrest systems
  • Proper use of fall arrest i.e., secondary safety while transitioning on pole
  • Becoming familiar “hot line” tools
  • Practicing pole top rescue and be able to complete it in less than 4 minutes
  • Basic “on the pole” rigging using knots
  • Handline use and care

Schedule:

  • Week 1:
    • Tuesday, September 8 – Friday, September 11
      • 8 am -4:30 pm
  • Week 2:
    • Monday, September 14
      • 12:30 am – Registration
      • 1:00 – 4:30 pm – Class
    • Tuesday, September 15 – Thursday, September 17
      • 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
    • Friday, September 18
      • 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

AIEC Room Rates:

LaQuinta
1121 Lejune Drive | Springfield, IL  62703
Phone: (217) 697-5686 (Option 2)

Cost:  $65.00+ tax
Code:  AIEC Rate

AIEC Room Rates:

Comfort Inn & Suites
3675 S. 6th Street | Springfield, IL  62703
Phone: (217) 529-8898

Cost:  $75.00+ tax
Code:  AIEC Rate

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations made prior to the registration deadline will be not be charged. Cancellations made after the registration deadline, but within 48 hours of the school will be charged at 50%. Cancellations thereafter/no shows will be charged the full school amount. Substitutions are allowed.

Location

Venue:  

Venue Phone: (217) 786-2200

Address:
5250 Shepherd Road
Springfield
Illinois
62794
United States