Tower Climbing Safety

Tower climbing makes for an important and irrefutable part of many occupations and organizations, like Mobile service providers for instance. The act of Tower climbing is necessary for providing and completing certain services that are integral to the trade it is associated with. For instance, mobile Service providers need to climb towers regularly in order […]

Tower Climbing Safety

Climbing telecommunications towers although may look as simple as climbing a ladder with definite looking rungs, however, it is such an action which requires extreme care, alertness, training, somewhat experience and most of all knowledge. If your checklist ticks all of the aforementioned factors then you are ready to climb a telecom tower. The sole […]

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 […]

Telecom Careers – Which one is right for you.

Telecom Careers Each day telecommunications (telecoms) play a role in your life. From getting on the bus to work, being called by your boss who is wondering why you’re late, or relaxing at home with a movie on pay per view. Even reading this article involves the use of telecoms. I’m sure you grasp what […]

What you need to know about Lineman Tools

Common Lineman Tools A lіnеmаn can аlѕо bе rеfеrrеd tо as a power lіnе technician, and thеіr job іѕ tоugh. Their uѕuаl tаѕk is to ѕеt uр аnd maintain еlесtrіс роwеr аnd telephone lines. Hоwеvеr, thе rеѕроnѕіbіlіtіеѕ оf a lіnеmаn can еxtеnd tо thе іnѕtаllаtіоn and maintenance of transmission and саblе TV lіnеѕ. Being a […]

What are Gin Poles used for?

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. The lower end is braced or set in a shallow hole and positioned so the upper end lies above the object to be lifted. The pole (also known as a “mast”, “boom”, and […]

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 […]

Looking for a JOB as a Tower Technician?

The job market is competitive to say the least. Sure, there are jobs in other fields available, but once you have climbed a tower… how could you ever go back? When a good job in the tower climbing industry becomes available, many, many candidates will apply. When an employer gets a stack of resumes, yours […]

Tower Climbing Techniques

Seasoned professionals usually have tower climbing techniques or style to their climb. This climbing pattern will be innate, as much a part of the climber as breathing itself. Unfortunately, though, some people are in the habit of practicing bad habits while they are on the climb. Newbies can learn proper habits from the beginning. Even […]

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 […]