Aerial Lift- How to Rescue ANSI 92.24

While most towercos and carriers train for potential rescues from towers, the increase in usage of mobile platforms (MEWPS) has increased dramatically, particularly for monopoles, water tanks and lower level tower work. Unfortunately, accidents involving those assets have been on the increase as well, according to Tower Safety CEO Kathy Gill, who

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Tower Safety: Minding the Tower Climber Mind

Kathy Gill has telecom in her blood. She is the second generation of her family to work in the business and got her start at 18 years old. Years later, Gill started a wireless construction company and noticed many climbers had insufficient training. “I was compelled to change that and

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TOWER RODEO CHALLENGE- Petzl

First US tower climbing competition, hosted by Tower Safety. JANUARY 20 2021 Many industries and trades have annual competitions to highlight the speed and skill of workers: lineman, masonry, rope access, tree climbing and more. During a warm December weekend the first tower competition, TRx Challenge, was held in Phoenix,

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Rigging with a Prusik_Tower Safety

  Mind your Prusik!!!! The Prusik hitch has been around since 1931 when Dr. Karl Prusik created it while mountaineering in Austria. It is a hitch secured to a tight line and will slide when not weighted on a tight rope but jams solidly upon loading. It is recommended to

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Capstan Hoist- A Dangerous Tool?

It has been 20 years since a devastating loss of a husband, step-son and employee were killed when a capstan hoist operated by the wife when ropes overturned on the drum as the men were being lifted on the load line, causing a  catastrophic failure of human lives. (https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/face/in-house/full200007.html)  This

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The Mindset of a Rescue

Rules for Rescuing- The Mindset of Rescue with Russ Dodge Evaluate Communicate Perform necessary First AID Position yourself close to the survivor Configure the lifeline properly with the descent devices Verify and Verify again all attachments before disconnecting Descend yourself or the survivor slowly and safely to the ground

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