January 26, 2017 — The National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) today released a safety video highlighting the new ANSI/ASSE A10.48 Standard. The video is the first to debut as part of Volume 2 of the NATE Climber Connection series.
The A10.48 Standard – Criteria for Safety Practices with the Construction, Demolition, Modification and Maintenance of Communications Structures has been described as a game- changer for the industry as it has the distinction of being the first comprehensive standard encompassing the entire tower construction, service and maintenance industry.
The Climber Connection Volume 2 video includes an overview of the A10.48 Standard and includes practical information on gin poles and rigging class guidelines for the industry to follow in accordance with the standard. The video also includes epic aerial views and footage of hard working tower crews in action at a communications tower site.
“This video is an outstanding resource for companies and workers to utilize in order to become familiar with the key provisions outlined in the A10.48 Standard,” said Josh Forrester, a Foreman at Vertical Limit Construction in Wanamingo, Minnesota. “Embracing and implementing the A10.48 Standard into daily tower activities will enhance the culture of safety in the industry,” added Forrester.
Click HERE to watch the A10.48 safety video. NATE encourages tower climbers and all wireless industry stakeholders to actively participate in this campaign by posting the A10.48 video on their respective social networking platforms using the hash tag #ClimberConnection. NATE also encourages tower climbers to share their personal safety tips through social interaction on the Association’s Facebook and Twitter pages.
The Climber Connection Volume 2 campaign was developed by the NATE Member Services Committee in conjunction with the NATE Safety & Education Committee and is designed to provide specific resources and communicate the Association’s message directly to the industry’s elevated workforce.
Industry workers and companies can purchase a copy of the A10.48 Standard HERE. To access the Volume 1 edition of the Climber Connection Video Series, visit HERE. For more information on NATE, visit www.natehome.com today.