NATE Tower Climber Fall Protection Training Standard (NATE CTS)
The Third Edition of the NATE Tower Climber Fall Protection Training Standard (NATE CTS) is now available. The new edition includes updated references to the ANSI Z359 Fall Protection Code and Z490.1 Criteria for Accepted Practices in Safety, Health and Environmental Training Standard. The updated NATE CTS also includes additional terminology in the definition section of the document.
The NATE CTS was developed to establish the minimum requirements to which all tower climbers should be trained. The NATE CTS outlines individual standards for varying levels of tower climber expertise: Authorized Climber, Competent Climber and Competent Rescuer.
NATE is proud to offer this document to the industry to better facilitate training and improve safety. The 95 pages of educational objectives, learning conditions, and performance standards for each individual component of training bring consistency to the training process, whether climbers are trained in-house or via commercial training organizations. The document also contains a Course Training Plan to demonstrate how to implement and utilize the NATE CTS.
NATE members may obtain a free copy through the Member Login section of this site.
Non-Members may download the following order form to purchase a copy of the Standard.
*NATE CTS Cover Photo Courtesy of Eric DeVries of Radio Tower Co.