What is a Gin Pole?

A gin pole (derived from gyn, a three-legged lifting device) is a supported pole which uses a pulley or block and tackle on its upper end to lift loads. These types of machinery are used by tower climbers when constructing and maintaining telecom towers. The lower end is braced or set in a shallow hole […]

Union Wireless – Company Spotlight

There is a lot of competition between cell phone providers. It seems that every company has some gimmick or trick. From complicated data plans to spotty coverage, many consumers feel limited. But, there is one company that has not forgotten that communication is about bringing people together not driving them away. Why Union Wireless? Since […]

What is Rip Rap and how to install it

Riprap, also known as rip rap, rip-rap, shot rock, rock armour or rubble, is rock or other material used to armor shorelines, streambeds, bridge abutments, pilings and other shoreline structures against scour and water or ice erosion. These are the typical uses for riprap, but other uses are on a steep graded hill to prevent […]

Boom Crane Operators

The tower climbing industry is more diverse than most people realize. In fact, there are a lot of people who don’t give a second thought to being able to text or get online… until they can’t. Frequently, the focus of these blogs has been on those who climb. Several other individuals play important roles, the […]

The Dirty Secrets Of Hiring A Recruiter (See Shocking Answers Inside!)

So you are thinking about hiring a Recruiter? Well, then think again! It may sound like a good idea, until you see the cost of actually hiring one. Here’s the thing: according to PayScale.com, the average pay for a Recruiter is a whopping $45,222 per year. And here’s the kicker – according to CNN, the actual cost is always 20% higher. […]

Tower Climber Workers Comp

Worker’s Compensation is a type of insurance which protects a worker in the event that they are injured while on the job. If a tower climber is injured while on the job, worker’s compensation insurance pays for the employees medical bills. If an employee loses time at work, worker’s comp ensures that they receive their […]

Why use TowerClimber.com

The tower climbing industry is one that takes skill and a high-level of attention to detail, not to mention all of the training required. The thing every employer will inevitably face is having a position to be filled and either not getting enough qualified applicants applying or having everybody and their brother apply, although the […]

OSHA and Tower Climbers – Who Should Hold Blame?

Tower climbing has been named the number one most dangerous job in America .  The annual death rate of tower workers is more than ten times that of construction workers.  There are about 10,000 of these guys working on our cell and other tall towers, and they’re dying at an alarming rate. OSHA (Occupational Safety […]

Tower Climber Hall of Shame

In 2010, a video was circulating that showed a “tower dawg” climbing without the use of any safety gear. This video was intended to show a first hand perspective of what a day as a tower climber is like. This video caused an outrage and panic, and has since been removed. Free climbing is very […]

Tower Climbing Staffing

Not everyone has the skills and steadfastness to be a tower climber, but for those who are drawn by the salary and adrenaline, tower climbing staffing agencies can be a great way to get a foot in the door. The official title these jobs are listed will be Radio Frequency Tower Climber, Radio Tower Climber […]