Not-for-profit trade association the National Association of Tower Erectors says the new American National Standards Institute/American Society of Safety Engineers A10.48-2016 Standard is now available for purchase on its website. Its completion was announced in August.
The A10.48 Standard — Criteria for Safety Practices with the Construction, Demolition, Modification and Maintenance of Communications Structures — is described in the release as “encompassing the entire tower construction, service and maintenance industry.”
Among other things, the standard addresses pre-job planning, job site conditions, fall protection, radio frequency/electromagnetic energy, rigging, gin poles and other lifting devices, climbing facilities and access, demolition and more.
NATE Executive Director Todd Schlekeway encouraged “all companies, workers and stakeholders involved in the wireless and broadcast infrastructure industries” to buy a copy of the standard, which establishes minimum criteria for safe work practices and training for personnel performing work on communication structures.