Safety Resources

NATE has developed numerous resources for members to utilize in their own safety regimen, providing information on recognized best practices as well as regulatory compliance requirements.

Some safety resources are available to the general public (listed below), while others are reserved for NATE Members only.

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Resource Non-Members Members

Anchor Inspection / Safe to Climb Guide

Corrosion is an electrochemical process that returns refined steel back to its native state. The question we are up against [...]

Equipment Basics Checklist

The NATE Equipment Basics Checklist was developed by the NATE Safety & Education Committee as a resource for the industry. A [...]

Guy Anchor Surface Inspection and Report

NATE released the Guy Anchor Surface Inspection and Report document for owners, managers and field staff to utilize. A Dig-to-block [...]

NATE Guideline – Inspection of Guy Anchors in Direct Contact with Soil

Though the ultimate responsibility for the structural integrity of the tower belongs to the site owner, when an employer designated [...]

NATE Tower Site Hazard Recognition Guide

The NATE Tower Site Hazard Recognition Guide is an online resource that provides insight into the most important aspects of [...]

Planning Advisory Notice

The “Planning Advisory Notice” (PAN) is designed to advise and educate the many stakeholders of the industry including tower owners, [...]

Qualified Contractors Evaluation Checklist

The Checklist for Evaluating Qualified Contractors was primarily designed to serve as a tool to help carriers evaluate a contractor’s dedication to [...]

Safety Posters

These posters were created by NATE as a service to the tower industry. Click an image below to download the [...]

Small Cell and DAS JSA Resources

NATE member companies have developed and maintained every generation of communications networks and are on the front lines once again [...]

Tower Climber Orientation

The Tower Climber Orientation allows a prospective tower climber to gain a greater understanding of the physically challenging, yet rewarding aspects of [...]

What to Do in Case of An Accident

Even companies with the best safety records know they need to be prepared and have a well-developed plan of action [...]

NATE sUAS Operations Best Practices Advisory Resource

NATE sUAS Operations Best Practices Advisory Resource is an in-depth, 38-page document becomes the latest in a line of commercial [...]

NATE UAS Operations Document – 2nd Edition

NATE is a prominent leader when it comes to the integration and safe utilization of UAS around communications infrastructure and [...]

NATE Safety Sleeve Testing Final Report White Paper

NATE Safety Sleeve Testing Final Report White Paper is an in-depth, 62-page white paper describes the overall scope, methodology and [...]

Guide for Wire Rope Safety Climbs on Antenna Supporting Structure

NATE: The Communications Infrastructure Contractors Association released the Safety Equipment Manufacturers Committee (SEMC) Guide for Wire Rope Safety Climbs on [...]

2020 Wireless Rooftop Deployment Training Resource

This material was produced under grant number SH-05134-SH9 from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. It [...]

2019 Advanced Rigging Principles Training Resource

The following Advanced Rigging Principles Training Resources are available for use by NATE members and industry stakeholders. These resources were [...]

2018 Rigger Awareness Training Resource

The following Rigger Awareness Training Resources are available for use by NATE members and industry stakeholders. These resources were developed by NATE due [...]

NATE Glossary of Tower and Communications Terminology (2020), Third Edition

With the advent, growth and member driven achievements of NATE: The Communications Infrastructure Contractors Association, we have all come to [...]

NATE Tower Climber Fall Protection Training Standard (NATE CTS)

The NATE CTS is the industry’s first training standard developed specifically for tower climber fall protection. This standard provides an outline [...]

NATE Accident Prevention, Safety and Health Program Guide, 5th Edition

The Fifth Edition of the Accident Prevention, Safety and Health Program Guide was designed specifically for the tower industry and [...]

NATE Resource Reference for RF Awareness

NATE has made available to members a Resource Reference for RF Awareness booklet to guide in educating employees on radio [...]

NATE Suggested Fall Protection – Rooftop Work Area Protocol

The Suggested Fall Protection – Rooftop Work Area Protocol booklet was designed to provide member companies with specific guidelines for [...]

NATE Tower Safety Signals Booklet

The Tower Safety Signals booklet was created to provide member companies with guidelines for alternate signaling at tower sites. The [...]

Site Signage Package

NATE developed a Site Signage package that provides NATE member companies with guidelines for proper OSHA required hazard warning signs [...]

Base Mounted Hoists Used for Overhead Lifting and Personnel Lifting Standard

Base Mounted Hoists Used for Overhead Lifting and Personnel Lifting Standard

Climber Connection Safety Videos Volume 1

The NATE Climber Connection safety videos include breathtaking drone footage of tower climbers working safely at elevation. The practical safety [...]

2″ Round Sticker

4″ x 2.125″ Window Cling

7″ x 14″ Truck Decal

1″ x 3.18″ Rectangular Hard Hat Sticker

1.25″ x 4″ Rectangular Hard Hat Stickers

Available in sheets.

Personnel Hoisting DVD

NATE has created safety DVDs for members to utilize as part of their own training and education programs. Detailed examinations [...]