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 […]

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 […]

The Demand for Welding Climbers

Towers designed for communication, once almost exclusively made of wood, are now almost exclusively metal. Metal is sturdier and less susceptible to termites, but at some point it is going to break, bend, thin, or develop holes. Though most towers which are used outside are galvanized, there is still a small chance for rust. Welding […]

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 […]