In early 2022, NATE: The Communication Infrastructure Contractors Association released its new Climber/Rescuer Training Standard (CRTS) to industry professionals and stakeholders. Here is what telecom professionals need to know about NATE’s updated training standard.
Understanding the New Climber/Rescuer Training Standard
NATE has released multiple standards for climbers over the years. This current version replaces the 4th edition of the NATE Climber Training Standard (CTS).
The NATE CRTS is important because it is essential for the standardization of fall protection and rescue training for professionals in the telecom industry. In addition, the new standard specifically and conveniently streamlines information that was present in previous editions while formally establishing the minimum amount of knowledge that a climber must have to maintain safety on a jobsite.
NATE’s Climber/Rescuer Training Standard is a vital read for anyone in the telecom industry, especially workers who must climb telecommunications towers on a regular basis. You can read the new standard today on NATE’s website as the new CRTS is free online for member companies. Just go to the member login section. For nonmembers, the CRTS is available for purchase as a digital download.
Protecting Your Tower Company and Personnel
If you’re a telecom professional, you know how important it is to stay up to date with training and certification in order to ensure your jobsite and crew are operating safely. However, accidents can still happen.
In the event of an incident, it is vital that you have protection in place for your tower company and personnel. USA Telecom Insurance Services offers top-tier insurance coverage designed specifically for the telecom industry. With programs ranging from property and commercial automobile to general liability and workers compensation, or even umbrella and drone, we have coverage options that meet your specific needs.
If you’re interested in an expert review of coverage options for your tower company, contact our team today.