NATE 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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NATE Safety Resources are available to Members as a free download by logging in to the Member Services section of our website.


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Resource Non-Members Members

2021 NATE SEMC WIRE ROPE SAFETY SLEEVE TESTING REPORT II

NATE: The Communications Infrastructure Contractors Association released the 2021 NATE SEMC Wire Rope Safety Sleeve Testing Report II consensus document. [...]

2023 Electrical Safety Awareness for Telecom Workers Resources

2023 Electrical Safety Awareness for Telecom Workers Resources The Electrical Safety Awareness for Telecom Workers Training was offered under grant number [...]

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 Safety Resources

NATE has developed numerous resources for members to utilize in their own safety regimen, providing information on recognized best practices [...]

NATE SEMC Fall Arrest Lanyard Testing Report 2023

The Fall Arrest Lanyard testing was conducted at the University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI) over two days, with 5 [...]

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

Planning Advisory Notices (PAN) are designed to educate the many stakeholders of the telecommunications industry including tower owners, carriers, broadcasters, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Wire Mesh Grips……

Wire Mesh Grips in the Telecommunications Industry This advisory is a collaboration of subject matter experts within the industry consisting of [...]

2022 Guide for Powered Ascender Use of Antenna Supporting Structures

2022 Guide for Powered Ascender Use of Antenna Supporting Structures Safety Equipment Manufacturers Committee (SEMC) This telecommunications industry consensus document is intended [...]

Safety Posters

These posters were created by NATE as a service to the communications infrastructure industry. Click an image below to view [...]

2021 5G-Small Cell Deployment Training Resources

5G-Small Cell Deployment Training The 5G–Small Cell Deployment Training was offered Free of Charge. This material was produced under grant number [...]

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 Dropped Object Prevention Guide

This safety resource is available as a free download to members in the Member Login section of the NATE website. This is a [...]

NATE Climber/Rescuer Training Standard (CRTS)

This safety resource is available as a free download to members in the Member Login section of the NATE website. This is a [...]

NATE Safety & Health Manual Online Resource Library

This safety resource is available as a free download to members in the Member Login section of the NATE website. This is a [...]

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

This safety resource is available as a free download to members in the Member Login section of the NATE website. This is a [...]

NATE RF Awareness Booklet

This safety resource is available as a free download to members in the Member Login section of the NATE website. This [...]

NATE Suggested Fall Protection – Rooftop Work Area Protocol

This is a downloadable file. Once your purchase is complete you will be directed to a page for a one-time [...]

NATE Tower Safety Signals Booklet

This is a downloadable file. Once your purchase is complete you will be directed to a page for a one-time [...]

Site Signage Package

This is a downloadable file. Once your purchase is complete you will be directed to a page for a one-time [...]

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

Personnel Hoisting DVD

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