If you want to sponsor me, I'll go. I have no funds for that. Rant
some more.....nope.....still don't have money. I did order a hard hat
as well, so I guess I'm on the right track. Also, I did plan on
attaching the lanyard to the tower legs because I feel they are stronger
compared to the cross members (that is the common sense I mentioned
earlier) I'm not a know it all by any means. I just feel I can get by,
and if I'm wrong, well.....I'll never know it. (insert someone's rant
here about my bad attitude....) It does not make sense to me to spend
all my money on a class just to get one step closer to running myself
out of business. I have 8 people waiting to be hooked up to this mini
pop. So, I choose to buy the AP rather than the training. I'm looking
at $650 for the AP, and if I recall correct, the training is about the
same only it creates no income.
Disclaimer. I am 21 yrs old, young, dumb and risk my life every time I
do an untrained climb. NEVER climb without proper training. ;-)
Bob Moldashel wrote:
Only if its free??? That's putting alot of value on your life....
Staying tied off 100% of the time is great but only if you are
anchored to the right stuff. For example, there is no way to safely
attach a standard 6' "Y" fall arrest system to Rohn 25 or 45G. Did
you know that?? The fall arrest forces in most cases will tear the
crossmembers from the tower. If you are around a leg you will now
exert those forces against the side axis of the carabiner which is not
as strong. If the crossmember gives way, you just fall to the ground.
But if you happen to be anchored around a leg you may just loose one
or two crossmembers as it pulls down. Then you will just fall 8 or 9
feet before your ass gets slammed back into the tower steel. Now that
your face is all f*cked up because you were not wearing any head
protection (because, after all, no one is working above you so wearing
head protection is silly...right??). Now you hang there with maybe a
few fractured ribs, your head all banged up, you're bleeding like a
pig (which is what even the smallest head wound does) and you have
just created one of the most difficult rescue situations in the tower
industry if you are higher than the local fire departments aerial
ladder. Getting someone off a REAL tower or monopole is hard enough.
Rohn 25G has to be the worst and most dangerous. Who will rescue your
butt?? How will you get down?? Don't say you will just climb down
because not many can after falling in their harness. Hang there for
more than 30 minutes and you'll probably just expire. And you know
what??? Not even the funeral is free! So to not get any real
structured traing actually cost you anyways....in funeral costs.
Here's a pointer you can pick up.......... GET SOME TRAINING!
-B- <--------waiting to go to the funeral
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