The National Association of Tower Erectors has put together a collection of safety videos as apart of their Climber Connection campaign. These videos are great resources that showcase safe work practices and include drone footage of tower climbers working safely at elevation.
The Climber Connection campaign was developed with joint efforts from the NATE Members Services Committee and the NATE Safety & Education Committee. It was created to provide specific resources as well as communicate the Association’s message to the industry’s elevated workforce.
Although the NATE videos are intended for U.S. audiences and reflect American standard and regulations, they can still be useful to Canadian climbers.
One example of a discrepancy between U.S. and Canadian regulations to note from the most recent Climber Connection video (“Wireless Rooftop Deployment”) relates to stated U.S. requirements that a 15-foot safe zone be established on any rooftop site that does not have adequate passive fall protection, and that fall arrest or fall restraint only needs to be used when working within 15 feet of an unguarded edge. In Canada, new federal fall protection regulations suggest that crews should look to use fall restraint or fall arrest protection before turning to a “fall hazard zone system” as the last resort.
STAC also provides several safety videos for our members including those listed at the links below:
- STAC Tall Tower Rescue videos (playlist)
- Rigging Loads Calculations Software Demo – Pt. I: Setting up the Form
- Rigging Loads Calculations Software Demo – Pt. II: Using the Form
- STAC Personal RF Monitor Bump Test Demo
Feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org at anytime if you have any questions about the other safety materials that STAC has to offer.
For more information on NATE or their Climber Connection campaign check out the following links: