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Maintenance & Condition Assessment Foreman (MCF)

Competency-Based Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
Telecommunications Industry Registered Apprenticeship Program
O*Net Code
Rapids Code
Req. Hours
Jul 16, 2021
Jul 16, 2021

Competency-Based Skills

3 skill sets | 15 total skills
Safety Training
Maintains Competent Climber/Rescuer Certification
Maintains RF Certification
Maintains FA/CPR/BBP Certification
AM Detuning
Electrical Safety
Technical Training
Procedural requirements for site access and Scope of Work (SOW)
Management Skills
Workplace Behavioral Training
Client Based Deliverables
Computer Skills
Daily Workforce Assessment
Effective Communications

Technical Instruction

Competent Rescuer - 4 req. hrs
Competent Climber training must meet or exceed applicable sections in OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910 and 29 CFR 1926. It must also meet or exceed applicable sections of ANSI/ASSE A10.48, ANSI Z359 and the NATE Tower Climber Fall Protection Training Standard (CTS). Written testing and continuous, critical observation by a competent person while in-training are required.
RF Awareness - 1 req. hrs
This annual training must meet or exceed the requirements of all current Federal Communications Commission-Office of Engineering and Technology (FCC OET) Bulletins with regards to Human Exposure levels.
First Aid/CPR/BBP - 4 req. hrs
Must be properly trained and able to render First Aid, Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation and protect against infection from Blood Borne Pathogens. Such training must be in accordance with OSHA 29 CFR 1926.50 and result in a valid certificate from the U.S Bureau of Mines, the American Red Cross or equivalent.
OSHA 30 - 30 req. hrs
This course is required with an emphasis on telecommunications work following the guidance by the OSHA institute.
AM Detuning - 2 req. hrs
Must be able to identify the presence of an AM detuning skirt and apply the provisions of 47 CFR 1.30002 Tower Construction or Modification near AM Stations. Must plan and communicate proper mitigation of hazards associated with a detuning skirt. Must ensure that installation of any appurtenance will not impact performance of the detuning skirt.
Electrical Safety - 8 req. hrs
Must be trained in the identification and abatement of electrical hazards that may be encountered as a part of the SOW. Such training will address the proper use of monitors, lock out tag out, system turn down and client communication IAW 29 CFR 1926.4, Subpart K.
ANSI/TIA 222 - 24 req. hrs
Must understand and apply the applicable sections of ANSI/TIA 222, Structural Standard for Antenna Supporting Structures and Antennas. This standard is the recognized consensus standard and has been adopted by the International Building Code (IBC) to establish the design, maintenance and condition assessment requirements of antenna supporting structures and shall be used along with the structure owner’s established maintenance and condition assessment program.
ANSI/TIA 322 - 1 req. hrs
Must understand and apply the applicable sections of ANSI/TIA 322, Standard for Loading, Analysis and Design Criteria Related to the Installation, Alteration and Maintenance of Communication Structures, specifically Section 2 – Structural Considerations During Construction, relative to the SOW.
ANSI/ASSE A10.48 - 2 req. hrs
Must understand and comply with requirements of ANSI/ASSE A10.48, Criteria for Safety Practices with the Construction, Demolition, Modification and Maintenance of Communication Structures. The ANSI/ASSE A10.48 is to be utilized for planning the means and methods to conduct a maintenance and condition assessment governed by the requirements of ANSI/TIA 222 and/or owner’s representative. The ANSI/ASSE A10.48 establishes the minimum criteria for safe work practices and training for personnel performing work on communication structures. Must be able to comply with all sections and appendices relative to the SOW.
Workplace Behavioral Training - 8 req. hrs
Must have the ability to assess and address interpersonal relationships and crew qualifications to perform the SOW. Must report issues to his/her employer immediately. An available program is “The Department of Labor’s Workplace Violence Program”.
Client Based Deliverables - 8 req. hrs
Must be able to read, understand and execute the construction drawings, structural analysis requirements and associated construction documents as they apply to the SOW. Must possess the skills to communicate these requirements to the crew. Client-based deliverables include such items as redline drawings, close out packages, testing information, site photography/video, permit inspections, etc. The training must have specific emphasis placed on interpretation of construction documents and the ANSI standards that apply to steel erection or demolition, including assessment of existing conditions.
Computer Skill - 24 req. hrs
Must have a basic knowledge and use of the following: Email, email attachments, word processing, spreadsheets, pdf formatting, photo resizing, etc.
Daily Workforce Assessment - 4 req. hrs
Must report to employer when they have concerns regarding an employee’s ability to perform or safely perform essential work tasks.
Effective Communications - 8 req. hrs
Must demonstrate ability to communicate with job site personnel, management, land owners, customers and public that may be exposed.

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