National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE)

Booth C3239 As transaction work gets underway following the historic FCC incentive auction, the National Association of Tower Erectors seeks to raise awareness of safety resources it offers to the industry.

“It is paramount that the wireless carriers and broadcasters involved hire only qualified contractors that are experienced and equipped to conduct the repacking work in a safe and quality manner,” the association stated.

NATE is a not-for-profit association that seeks to provide a unified voice for tower erection, service and maintenance companies. It offers resources that can help ensure that safety remains the top priority as work commences on both broadcast and cellular towers.

For example, the new ANSI/ASSE A10.48 Standard is available for purchase; NATE says this is the first comprehensive standard encompassing the entire tower construction, service and maintenance industry. It provides criteria for safety practices in the construction, demolition, modification and maintenance of communications structures.