The Six Biggest Tower Climbing Mistakes… and How to Avoid Them!
Climbing communications towers that are hundreds and sometimes thousands of feet in the air, is a very dangerous job! Most towers have no mechanical lifts, so getting to the desired height means scaling rungs hand-over-hand, usually while wearing bulky safety gear and carrying an equipment bag.
While the risk of falling is great, the much bigger problem while working on communications towers is the risk of exposure to unseen radio frequency (RF) radiation. Specialized towers are designed to transmit and receive RF signals via antennas at various levels on the tower. Thus, working on a tower means installers always will always be close to an antenna, and potentially exposed to RF radiation.
Following are the six most common mistakes or fail-to-do’s that tower climbers unfortunately make when working on a tower… READ MORE
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