NATE: The Communications Infrastructure Contractors Association today officially released the 2021 Safety Equipment Manufacturers Committee (SEMC) Wire Rope Safety Sleeve Testing Report II White Paper.
This 15-page document details results from the performance testing of wire rope safety climb system components under different conditions. The testing was performed to provide feedback to NATE members, industry stakeholders and manufacturers. The results of the testing event are meant to raise the bar on safety by increasing awareness and improving testing methods.
All testing was conducted at the University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI) over the course of three days, with eleven different scenarios and forty-five drop tests completed. The testing facility allowed for an indoor, climate controlled environment. The testing utilized new equipment attached to an antenna supporting structure designed to the ANSI/TIA-222 (H) Standard. All of the test drops were recorded and reviewed by the Safety Equipment Manufacturers Committee to verify the accuracy of the results.