Authorized Climber Certification

NATE TOWER CLIMBING AND RESCUE: NATE CERTIFICATION VSI Tower Climbing & Tower Rescue Authorized Climber VSI’s training programs have been developed in accordance with the guidelines set by the National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) Tower Climber Fall Protection Training Standard. Authorized Climber Certification Our training programs have been designed to ensure that the student understands the proper […]

Tower Climbers – Things you didn’t know

Tower climbers rarely get the credit for bravery that firefighters, police officers, and US troops fighting wars do. It takes strength, finesse, guts, and perseverance to climb towers everyday, sometimes 60 hours per week, in every condition known to man. Those who choose the profession aren’t in it for the glory, the recognition, or the […]

Tower Climber Adrenal Fatigue

No one would disagree that being 1,700 feet in the air is definitely an adrenaline rush. Epinephrine, more commonly known as adrenaline, has some direct effects on the brain, both temporary and long term. Because tower climbers experience releases of epinephrine on a regular basis, they may notice some things in their psychology and biology […]

Cell Tower Climbers: Dos and Donts

In 2013 thirteen professional cell tower climbers were killed on the job. Between 2003 and 2011, nearly 100 were killed. Thirteen people doesn’t seem like a whole lot of people compared to some other hazardous jobs, such as loggers or structural steel workers, but there are comparatively few cell tower workers making the rate of […]

OSHA and Tower Climbing industry

The Occupational Safety and Health Agency (OSHA) and Tower Climbing industry has had a tenuous relationship right from the start. With the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, Congress created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards […]

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 […]

The Deadliest Job in the United States

The rapid adoption of mobile communication devices, and the seemingly endless functions they serve, is unprecedented. No other form of technology has grown so rapidly, or become so deeply entrenched in the everyday lives of its users. But the technology that consumers use for mobile communication and computing is only a small part of the […]

4 Things A Good Tower Climber Never Forgets

Climbing communications towers that are hundreds and sometimes thousands of feet in the air, is a very dangerous job! Most towers have no mechanical lifts, so getting to the desired height means scaling rungs hand-over-hand, usually while wearing bulky safety gear and carrying an equipment bag. While the risk of falling is great, the freedom is greater. […]

Life of a Tower Climber

When people hear that you’re a tower climber, there are usually two things that that job description brings to mind. The first is, “Wow, you must be a serious daredevil.” The second is, “And you must make some serious cash.” Anyone who’s worked on cellular towers can attest to the prevalence of these reactions. “I […]

ComTrain – Certified Tower Climbing Safety

Tower climbing is regularly recognized by various governing bodies, companies, and individuals, as one of the most dangerous occupations that a human can have. Although the work that tower climbers do is essential to the maintenance of our communication systems around the world, the job is certainly not without its risks. For example, in the […]