NATE's "Be Your Brother's Keeper" video focuses on the importance of the planning, procedures, equipment, and training necessary to perform a successful tower rescue. The video was unveiled as part of Volume 3 of the association's popular Climber Connection series, made its debut during the AGL Local Summit in Kansas City, Mo.
The video includes an interview with an experienced industry safety instructor walking through a rescue scenario and discussing the measures that must be planned for and implemented in order to successfully perform a rescue of a technician working on a communications tower. The video also includes live mock demonstrations highlighting different rescue options and techniques available to utilize by trained personnel working at a tower site.
"It is paramount that all tower crews working in the industry receive consistent rescue training and refresher training in accordance with the NATE Tower Climber Training Standard guidelines," said Denise Frey from D&A Construction Management, Inc. in Branford, Conn. "Today's tower technicians are the first responders when it comes to performing a potential rescue of their fellow co-workers on a tower. This NATE video does a great job of providing an overview of the important elements that lead to a safe and successful rescue."
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NATE's latest #ClimberConversation video highlights a tower worker's decade of service in the wireless infrastructure industry, and his views on the importance of training to work safely in the field. The #ClimberConversation video is a companion series to the association's popular #ClimberConnection campaign and is a vital component of NATE's workforce development outreach to promote the profession and attract new workers into the industry. The video, entitled "10 Years in the Industry," includes testimonial footage of a company safety director emphasizing the importance of training and discussing how much he has enjoyed his career working in such a dynamic industry.
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Technology demonstrations at the University of Michigan's Mcity Test Facility in Ann Arbor, Mich., show how connected vehicle communications can make driverless vehicles safer.