NATE Offers Safety Video for Tower Sites in Snow-Packed Areas
Monday, November 27, 2017 | Comments

The National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) released a video about operating snow-tracked vehicles to access tower sites in remote locations. The video, the latest video as part of the NATE Climber Connection series, is designed to emphasize the opportunities available in the industry for workers who pursue a career as a tower technician.

The video series is a component of the association’s workforce development outreach to promote the profession and recruit new workers into the industry.

As the weather turns and snowfall is prevalent in certain regions of the country, the video provides planning practices, safety protocols and operational procedures associated with using a snow-tracked vehicle in difficult terrain environments and during inclement weather situations. The video also includes real-time conversations between vehicle operators and tower technicians about the hazards that can exist when using snowcat vehicles to access tower sites. The video includes drone footage of snow-tracked vehicles ascending the Cascade Mountains in Washington state on a snowy day.

“I love this video as it portrays the reality of some of the remote tower sites we work at,” said Matt Uhrich, compliance and safety director at Legacy Telecommunications in Burley, Washington.

The video is available here.

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