News | November 10, 2008

Miller Fall Protection Selected To Provide Tower Climbing Safety Training Following '09 NATE Show

Source: Miller Fall Protection

Miller® Professional Fall Protection Training of Sperian Protection, Inc. has been selected to provide the National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) Authorized Climber Training Standard following the 2009 NATE Annual Conference & Exposition (Feb. 23-26) in Nashville, TN.

Miller Training will provide tower climbing training for up to 50 participants at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville, TN on Thursday, February 26, 2009, 8:00 am–5 pm in the Hermitage ‘E' Room.

Who can attend the Tower Climbing Training Course? The Course is being offered to any NATE member who is registered for the NATE 2009 Conference & Exposition.

Registration for the Course Individuals registering for the Course may do so directly through the NATE online registration system via the NATE website at at the same time that they register for the NATE 2009 Conference & Exposition.

Total Course Cost $160 per participant

In addition to the Tower Climbing Training, Miller Training offers Customized On-Your-Site Fall Prevention and Protection Training, as well as Pre-Scheduled Open Enrollment Training Courses conducted annually in select cities throughout North America and at their dedicated training facility in Franklin, Pennsylvania.

The Open Enrollment Training Series is centered around a two-day Competent Person Training program, a course designed for safety directors, facility and site supervisors, foremen and crew chiefs who must serve as the Competent Person as outlined by OSHA 1926.32(f), 1926.500 and 1910 standards.

All Miller Training programs provide awareness, knowledge and the skills necessary to ensure safety on the jobsite. Taught by field-experienced, professional instructors, the training sessions include live demonstrations, while addressing site-specific variables and performance requirements of fall prevention and protection. Training programs offered at the Miller Innovation & Training Center in Franklin, PA have access to a 40-foot indoor tower, indoor confined space area, as well as 3-levels of catwalks for "hands-on" training experience.

Miller Training has also developed a 20-minute training video designed to help companies implement a comprehensive fall protection program. The video entitled, "Gravity Kills – Defy It" uses dynamic video footage of drop tests, on-screen graphics and animation to convey the information workers need to know about the importance of fall protection. Other areas presented include: equipment inspection, correct use of equipment, and most importantly, the five components of a comprehensive fall protection program.

These include:
1) Complete site survey by a competent person
2) Written fall protection plan
3) Thorough understanding by all workers of applicable standards and regulations
4) Proper selection of fall protection equipment
5) Comprehensive training program for all workers

In an interesting and informative format, the video discusses all elements of the fall protection program and educates workers with detailed instructions in the safe use of full-body harnesses, anchorages, anchorage connectors and lanyards.

For more information contact Miller Training at 800/873-5242 or visit our website

SOURCE: Miller Fall Protection