NATE’s tower inspection video covers multiple practical tips

In Daily News Briefs by Wireless Estimator

The National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) today released a Tower Inspection Safety Video as part of the Association’s 2016 Climber Connection campaign. The Association unveiled the video at the 2016 Wireless Infrastructure Show in Dallas, Tex.

The video highlights practical safety tips for industry workers to follow when performing tower inspections. The video includes both ground-based and aerial footage of tower climbers performing detailed inspections covering areas such as general tower-site conditions, tower base and foundations, safety climbs, feed lines, structural members, bolts, transmission lines, antenna mounts and anchor points.

“Tower inspections are a vital part of maintaining safe working conditions, said MJ Scott from Texoma Contracting, Inc. in Muskogee, Okla. “Inspections not only ensure the safety of tower crews, but carriers and owners as well. With all of the modifications being performed recently, several aspects of each structure may be changed. Greater frequency of inspections will benefit everyone involved,” added Scott.

The video provides a number of important tower inspection tips.

The video provides a number of important tower inspection tips.

NATE encourages tower climbers and all wireless industry stakeholders to actively participate in this campaign by posting the Tower Inspection Video on their respective social networking platforms using the hash tag #ClimberConnection. NATE also encourages tower climbers to share their personal Tower Inspection tips through social interaction on the Association’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

The Climber Connection campaign was developed by the NATE Member Services Committee in conjunction with the NATE Safety & Education Committee and is designed to provide specific resources and communicate the Association’s message directly to the industry’s elevated workforce. A central element of the campaign is the official release of twelve Climber Connection safety videos; each focused on a unique safety topic or issue involving working at heights.

Previously released videos include:
PPE Inspection
100% Tie-Off
Capstan Hoist & Rigging
Workplace Professionalism

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