The “Planning Advisory Notice” (PAN) is designed to advise and educate the many stakeholders of the industry including tower owners, carriers, broadcasters, general contractors and tower erectors. By promoting the “Planning Advisory Notice”, NATE continues to pursue a culture of safety dedicated to sending every tower worker home safely at the end of the day while ensuring the proper performances of the systems upon which they work. It is the intent that each PAN will allow the stakeholders to understand that quality and safety can only truly be achieved by understanding the Scope of Work and the standards that may apply, and how to apply these standards.
Each PAN consists of a brief synopsis of issues or concerns that are addressed by specific standards. The PAN is not intended to replace the input of a competent person for the subject matter covered; rather it is intended to highlight the standards that raise awareness for all.
The members of the PAN Advisory Group who are involved in writing and researching each PAN topic include Craig Snyder, Jeremy Buckles, John Erichsen, Ken Hill, Michelle Kang, Marianna Kramarikova, and Scott Kisting.
Please visit the links below to access each PAN article featured in Tower Times:
Anchor Bolts: Height Matters
Antenna Installations – Mounts and Configurations
Mounts and Inspections
FAA Aviation Obstruction Lighting (Tower Lighting)
A Safe Job Site Is No Accident
ANSI/TIA-1019-A Standard: Roles in the Construction Process
The Safety Climb System
Protecting Guyed Tower Anchors Against Corrosion
Tower Maintenance and Corrosion Prevention
Introduction to Welding Basics
Welding Discontinuities and Defects
Welding Inspection Tasks – The Role of the Inspector
Why You Can’t Rush a Communications Tower Site Build
Introduction to New Telecommunications Construction Standards: ANSI/TIA-322 and ANSI/ASSE A10.48
Classification of Tower Structures per ANSI/TIA-222-G, IBC and ASCE 7
Rigging Fundamentals 101 (Rigging Hardware & Slings)
ANSI/TIA-222 Maintenance and Condition Assessment of Telecommunication Towers
Who is the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) and What Have We Done in the Past, Present and Will Do in the Future?
TIA-TSB-5053 Mount Classification System…What You Need to Know
Insurance Scope of Coverage
What is a Wire Rope Safety Climb for Antenna Supporting Structures
Risk Categorization in Accordance with ANSI/TIA and the 2018 IBC
Twist, Plumb and Tension for Guyed Towers
FAA/FCC Lighting, Marking, and Monitoring Requirements
Roles and Responsibilities
Slip Slice Monopoles
Rope and Rigging Compatibility
Rigging Loads and Forces