Applications for the NATE STAR (Safety, Training, Accountability and Reliability) initiative program must be submitted to the NATE office no later than Tuesday, Aug. 31, according to NATE: The Communications Infrastructure Contractors Association.
The NATE STAR Initiative 2021-2022 enrollment period began July 1. According to NATE, this is the only time of year when new participants are accepted. Current participants also must re-apply.
NATE said that the program, which started its 12th year in 2021-2022, continues to gain momentum and has enrolled a record-breaking number of participating companies in recent years.
The program’s site safety audits and program documentation requirements have served to allow participants to identify and correct hundreds of job site hazards and deficiencies. These results have allowed NATE to extrapolate valuable benchmarks and tangible data from the program, while demonstrating compelling evidence that NATE STAR member companies are leading the charge in terms of making our industry safer.
Additionally, according to NATE, now that the STAR Initiative program has an elevated presence in the marketplace, many of the wireless carriers, tower owner/vertical realtors, OEMs and turnkey/construction management firms continue to emphasize the importance of hiring STAR Initiative members due to the leadership and strong safety track record displayed by participating companies.
The STAR Initiative is often used as a key requirement factor when evaluating qualified contractors during the bidding process. Simply put, companies who participate in the STAR Initiative program are placing their respective firms in a strong business position with prominent wireless industry customers and vendors.
For further information on this free program, click here. To become a member of the NATE STAR Initiative, review the eligibility and participation requirements criteria, complete the appropriate application form, and submit it.