Well to start, understanding a tower climber’s job is imperative to doing my job. We can’t insure them if we don’t know what is involved. Like most specialty industries, there is a certification process involved. A lot of these guys have at the very least a fearless eye in the face of heights and the ability to travel. Most towers are anywhere from 50 to 200 feet tall, and that’s no joke when you’re climbing a ladder with a harness and your own consciousness to keep you company. Most tower jobs also require at least a small amount of travel to service their various locations. Certifications are required in various OSHA, Safety & First Aid, Climbing & Rigging and Technical Repair. These certifications expire at specific intervals to ensure the climbers stay up to date on all necessary qualifications.
At Volaris, we try to make an effort to thank these tower climbers every Tuesday with #towerclimbertuesday posts, and I encourage you to take part in that if you feel moved to do so. Feel free to tag a Tower Climber you know or send us a funny story from your life up there on the towers.
Well we find ourselves at the end of another blog, thank you for reading, be sure to comment on any Cell Tower Topics you’d like me to cover in the future, be safe out there and here it is – this week’s playlist:
For Giants – Big Day
Operation Ivy – Energy
Gavin Luke – The New Queen