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Telecommunications Riggers

Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 11:10 pm
by whitty
My current job finishes anytime now (electrical t/a in construction) and while looking around I've noticed quite a few listings for telecommunications riggers. I'm wondering if anyone here works as one or knows more about what they're looking for when hiring?

I have my advanced riggers ticket though the only rigging experience I have is 5.5yrs as a distribution linesman with western power. I've also got a computer science degree and did 2.5yrs as a radio operator in the army reserve.

Unfortunately I live a couple of hours south of Perth so the chances of getting a start even for fifo work are slim but I'm still interested to know the requirements or even what's involved in the job.


Re: Telecommunications Riggers

Posted: Wed May 22, 2013 5:53 pm
by whitty
Wow. I came back after a year looking for the same info and forgot I had posted this. I forgot I had considered this work before.

Re: Telecommunications Riggers

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:55 pm
by nra555
one of the guys at work is a qualified comms rigger so i can ask him,
but im pretty sure youll need.
working at heights
senior first aid
there is a tower climbing competency
and a tower/vertical rescue competency

im not 100% but ill ask him and let you know.