Rigging with a Carabiner ANSI 10.48

Rigging with a Carabiner the ANSI 10.48 Rigging is a dynamic artform; assembling and securing ways to control and support a load is vital on any lift, whether it be a live person or a radio, antenna, tool bags, etc. However, the hardware we use for attachment to the load

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FCC, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, AND NTIA ANNOUNCE MEMBERS OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS WORKFORCE WORKING GROUP

https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-22-46A1.pdf   Media Contact: Paloma Perez Paloma.Perez@fcc.gov For Immediate Release FCC, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, AND NTIA ANNOUNCE MEMBERS OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS WORKFORCE WORKING GROUP– WASHINGTON, January 14, 2022—The Federal Communications Commission alongside the Department of Labor, Department of Education, and NTIA today announced the members of a cross-agency

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How to install a Safety Climb

  Inside Towers online  roper Installation of an AF Safety Climb During the Tower Rodeo Challenge, two teams stood against each other to install an Allfasteners Safety Climb at 25’. One team took their time and managed to safely and successfully complete the challenge while the other team rushed their

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How to create a rigging plan

“Give me a lever long enough and a prop strong enough, I can single handed move the world.”        Archimedes   ANSI 10.48 Qualified Person- One who can develop rigging plans and who has successfully demonstrated the ability to coordinate construction related to the wireless industry. Class III rigging says the

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Whew… It’s Hot Out There

A record heat wave sent temperatures soaring in Arizona and other parts of the West and Southwest – Reuters.com Heat wave in West enters Day 6 … – NBC News Record-breaking June 2021 heatwave impacts the U.S. West… Climate.gov In the late 1990s, Kathy Gill, President and Owner at Tower Safety, was installing fiber optic cable in Phoenix

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How to Rescue from an Aerial Lift 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

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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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Tower Safety and Rescue Video

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Tower safety and rescue training video, to help save lives and have the courage to learn and the confidence to rescue at TowerSafety.com Identify, evaluate and eliminate (or control) fall hazards through planning Training of personnel exposed to fall hazards Understand installation and use of fall protection and rescue system

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Tower Rescue Certification Is No Accident

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We just released our new tower safety and rescue video! The video illustrates the importance of safety and how it can save lives. We all know that being prepared and having the right mindset is critical, so we’re excited to share this information with everyone to showcase how important tower

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For the Love of Ropes or….Knot!

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    AHS RESCUE https://www.ahsrescue.com/sport/gear-equipment.html?ahs_size=164 The importance of understanding how to make a knot and knowing the significance of ropes in human history goes back to at least 3500 BC.  During prehistoric times ropes were used for hunting, pulling, lifting, carrying, and climbing.  They are an essential part of everyday

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Tower Climbing – The Rule of 3

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An OSHA investigation into the causes of tower deaths revealed that many of these incidents occur in the following ways: transitioning from a safety climb on a tower, traversing around the tower, or ascending the tower. These actions present a similar mistake that is seen when men and women do

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HEADACHE!!!

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1926.759(a) Securing loose items aloft. All materials, equipment, and tools, which are not in use while aloft, shall be secured against accidental displacement. 1926.759(b) Protection from falling objects other than materials being hoisted. The controlling contractor shall bar other construction processes below steel erection unless overhead protection for the employees below is

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Tower Hands… Minus One Finger

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It is a frequent image in our Tower Safety classes throughout the years of students missing a finger or serious hand injuries.  In one incident a climber was rigging at 300’. The equipment was being lifted into place by a crane and his right pinky finger was crushed, forever dislocated

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