4 Ways to Protect Tower Climbers in Cold Conditions
When temperatures drop, tower personnel still must make repairs, install hardware, and perform inspections. Here are four ways to keep them safe during the coldest tower climbs of the season. Spotting the Signs Before any personnel start climbing in the cold, other… Read More >
Surveying Cell Towers Using Drone Technology
A relatively new staple in the telecommunications industry — designed to reduce both risk and cost — is drone technology. From faster survey turnaround to more detailed tower inspections, the use of drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), is a highly effective practice. Although surveying cell towers with such… Read More >
Environmental Dangers Faced by Tower Climbers
Of all the elements to inspect before a tower climb — workwear, fall protection, and physical obstructions — the local forecast is one of utmost importance. The nature of a tower climbing job is dangerous, but certain environmental elements can introduce an entirely new set of risks to workers while… Read More >
When to Inspect Your Tower Fall Protection Gear
A thorough visual inspection is an appropriate way for tower personnel to determine whether their fall protection equipment is malfunctioning, damaged, or unsalvageable. Because most fall protection manufacturers aren’t required to disclaim exact expiration dates, visual inspections also might be the only way to decide which gear is safe… Read More >
Top Hazards Associated with Communication Tower Workers
Understanding the causes of accidents and injuries in the telecommunications industry is essential to preventing them. Below are some of the top hazards associated with communication tower workers along with key tips for prevention. Top Communication Tower Hazards Between the dangerous nature of the job, the… Read More >
What Are the Safety Risks of Nighttime Tower Climbs?
From unexpected infrastructure issues to shutdowns inside a network, there are multiple reasons why tower personnel might have to make the climb at night. While there are additional safety risks involved in doing so, there also are a number of strategies that may be used to minimize them. Read More >
5G Tower Upgrades: What Are the Risks?
While every cell carrier is consumed with assembling their own 5G network, they’re also driven to make sure they promote the fastest, widest-ranging 5G availability. As a result, providers employ the services of tower companies and climbers to install new technology and update existing infrastructure across the nation. On top… Read More >
How 5G Affects the Need for Tower Climbers
With every major wireless update comes a need for infrastructure modifications. As companies and consumers grow hungrier for 5G technology, more and more tower personnel are being called to action. Let’s take a closer look at exactly how 5G affects the need for tower technicians. General Assembly The primary… Read More >
The Dangers of Radiofrequency Energy Overexposure
As dramatically as technology in the telecommunications industry has advanced, so too have hazards, dangers, and detriments. Fortunately, many of the causes are entirely avoidable or at least predictable enough to overcome. Notwithstanding, no crew or company should minimize the risks that tower personnel face –– especially as it pertains… Read More >
What to Expect During a Tower Inspection and Site Audit?
Whether it’s performed after an on-site incident or conducted proactively at random times, a tower inspection can reveal a lot about your tower company, contractors, and full-time staff. Here’s what you should expect during and after your site audit. Elements of a Site Audit Assigning audits to an independent… Read More >