Tower tech survey plays a vital role in developing future certification requirements

In Featured News by Wireless Estimator

The National Wireless Safety Alliance (NWSA) announced today that it is conducting a Job Task Analysis (JTA) of telecommunication tower technicians to ensure that NWSA’s technician exams reflect today’s work environment, regulations, and technology. The JTA survey is a required part of the process to ensure the NWSA’s programs achieve ANSI ISO 17024 accreditation, which is the premier accreditation for personnel certification organizations.

The NWSA is a national non-profit assessment and certification organization that has been established to provide thorough, independent assessments of knowledge and skills and provide verifiable worker certification in order to enhance safety, reduce workplace risk, improve quality, encourage training, and recognize the skilled professionals who work on towers and other non-standard structures.

“The opinions of tower technicians, through their participation in this JTA survey, are vital to this effort,” stated NWSA consultant Chuck Slagle, a former Sprint Environmental Health & Safety Executive. “I would encourage all industry workers to take some time to complete the survey to assist the NWSA in developing our wireless industry certification programs,” added Slagle.

Industry workers can access the JTA survey at the following link:

As a “thank you” for taking the time to participate in this survey, participants will be entered into a drawing for one of five $100 gift cards from GME Supply Co. Workers must complete the survey by no later than March 31, 2016 in order to be entered in the drawing..

The NWSA organization is the result of collaborative efforts between a broad coalition of the industry’s leading subject matter experts, companies and stakeholders representing wireless carriers, tower owners/vertical realtors, OEM’s, turnkey management firms, small contractors, tower technicians, public safety entities and industry associations.

Industry workers, companies and stakeholders are encouraged to visit the NWSA website at to learn more about the organization.