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NATE Debuts “Be Your Brother’s Keeper” Tower Rescue Video

Posted on: October 1, 2018 Category: NATE News

For Immediate Release:
September 26, 2018

NATE Debuts “Be Your Brother’s Keeper” Tower Rescue Video

#ClimberConnection Volume 3 Video Highlights Practical Tips for Performing a Rescue on Communication Towers

(Watertown, SD) – NATE today unveiled a video entitled “Be Your Brother’s Keeper” that 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.

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, Connecticut. “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,” added Frey.

Click HERE to watch the Tower Rescue video. NATE encourages tower technicians and industry stakeholders to actively participate in this campaign by posting the video on their respective social networking platforms using the hashtag #ClimberConnection. NATE also encourages industry workers to share their comments on the video through social interaction on the Association’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

The Climber Connection Volume 3 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 workforce. 

Visit HERE to watch the NWSA Certification, Super Bowl LII Hype, NATE UNITE 2018  Recap and Dropped Object Prevention videos that were previously released as part of the Volume 3 edition of the Climber Connection Video Series.

For more information on NATE, visit www.natehome.com today.

About National Association of Tower Erectors

National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) is a non-profit trade association in the wireless infrastructure industry providing a unified voice for tower erection, service and maintenance companies. Today the Association boasts over 840 member companies located throughout the United States, Australia, Bahamas, Canada, Ghana, Jamaica, Mauritius, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Trinidad and Tobago and the United Kingdom. For additional information on NATE, please visit www.natehome.com.