Insulated Tower Climbing Gloves

Electricity and communications are often taken for granted. It has become so common in society today that when we go home and log on, no thought goes into the effort taken to generate electricity, transfer electricity, and to get it into the homes of billions of people. For tower climbers, who keep our communications systems […]

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 Climbing Helmet Fit and Maintenance

Your helmet is one accessory that you will practically live in. It will be worn everyday, in the heat, in the cold, in every condition imaginable. Unlike a pair of shoes, your helmet will not “break in,” it’s straps may loosen with use, but it is industrial and not exactly designed for comfort. Your helmet […]

Caring for Your RF Meter

With the everything that happens in day to day life, it can be difficult to take proper care of all the equipment that has been used. While you are hanging your harness, dusting your boots, and throwing your gloves in your locker, the RF meter is often forgotten. This is a vital piece of equipment. […]

Basic Guide to Tower Climbing Equipment

With all the types of equipment needed for a tower climber to effectively do their job, it seems like a lot of back and forth can happen. Comparing websites with different information can be a headache, so here is the cliff notes version, a sort of “cheat sheet” if you will that tells you the […]

Helmet Safety

According to OSHA guidelines, a hardhat or helmet must be worn by tower climbers to prevent injuries. So you put one on, wear it and call it good, but it really doesn’t end there. There are common mistakes made that can limit the effectiveness of your helmet. These mistakes aren’t just made by novices or […]

When to toss your work boots

Men are a lot less likely to become emotionally attached to footwear than a lot of women are. This does not mean that attachments can’t form. Finding the perfect pair of work boots, breaking them in, coating them, getting insoles, it is all quite a bit of work. There are a lot of guys who […]

Choosing Work Lights

No one knows when the operation of a tower will go down. It could be noon, in the morning, late at night, when there is a storm, a clear sky, literally anytime. The importance of having a good work light can make a huge difference. Even in the daylight, the nuances of some systems may […]

RF Meter

Very few tower climbers will need to buy their own RF meter, as companies are required by OSHA regulations to supply them to their employees. If a basic one is being used however, some employees will opt to have their own. One that they are familiar with and trust, one that they take care of […]

When to Retire Your Harness

Your harness has been there for you, every climb, keeping you safe and giving you a sense of security on every 1000 foot climb. Your helmet, with your favorite sports team logo on it has protected your head from all the overhead debris. Even those boots, that are so well broken in that it feels […]