I agree. If you have ever seen one come down you know that it should be built correctly, and not by some guy who is cheap and dirty. A poorly constructed or installed tower can do much property damage and can even kill.
I think common sense is great, but professional sense with respect to technical or trade things is better. If you do not wish to take a complete safety course why not approach your local fire dept and see if they would give some pointers at least. Join a rock climbing club and really get into it. The same issues are there when you are hanging on to a rock face and a slip or fall means certain death. Lonnie On 8/17/05, Brian Rohrbacher <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > http://www.comtrainusa.com/Tower%20Tech/ttech.htm > While we're on the topic, wouldn't it be best to take this class too? If > your climbing towers, you should know how to build one. That is the only > way you might determine if one is safe to climb. > > > Lonnie Nunweiler wrote: > Not sure if you want to modify your advice of "tie-of and sit down on the > harness seat, and regain your wind / strength" after you read the following > link. It is potentially dangerous advice if you are not aware of the dangers > in doing > so. http://www.mikeholt.com/mojonewsarchive/Safety-HTML/HTML/Will-Your-Safety-Harness-Kill-You~20040119.htm Lonnie On > 8/17/05, Tom DeReggi <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > What are some of the alternative good training programs other than > Comtrain? My advice as a novice, is... Don't underestimate the strength > it takes to climb to higher heights. Once you realize that its to far for > your physique its to late, you still have the hardest part left, going back > down again! The last thing you want to be doing is hyperventilating at the > top of a tower. Don't be afraid to tie-of and sit down on the harness seat, > and regain your wind / strength. When you climb tired, its easy to get > sloppy and under estimate where you are grabbing. Start out with shorter > height excersizes to get familiar with the process and problems you will > encounter. Simple problems get complicated, when you need at least one of > the two hands to hold on. Issues such as where do you put the screws so you > don't drop them, and can find them again when they need to get screwed back > again. How do you keep your bucket from catching on things. What length do > you need your tie-off lanyards adjusted to, to be comfortable. How do you > hold the antenna, and screw it on at the same time, and hold on? You learn > to use your tie offs optimally, and your legs. Most importantly DON"T go > climbing alone! Have the ground people do as much work as possible, to save > the climber's strength. Tom DeReggi RapidDSL & Wireless, Inc > IntAirNet- Fixed Wireless Broadband ----- Original Message ----- From: > Brian Rohrbacher To: WISPA General List Sent: Wednesday, August 17, 2005 > 12:23 PM Subject: [WISPA] The climb safe thread Maybe I can't afford > training, or maybe I don't want to allocate the funds for training. Either > way, there are more people out there just like me. Since I was recently > informed about my lack of common sense climbing, I figured a thread needs to > be started. Everyone please post any pointers you you can think of that > would benefit someone who lacks common sense. Anything from jumping into > the back of a truck, ladder climbing, roof walking, tower monkey tips, > procedure, gear, weather, what to haul up strapped to your back, pulleys to > use, rope, ect...... I'm just an accident waiting to happen. =-O Everyone > reading this understands that the opinions about to be given are just that > and you should get "real" training before attempting any climbing. :-P > http://www.comtrainusa.com/CoursesAvailable.htm > G.Villarini wrote: Ohhh ok, jeje! > Gino A. Villarini, Aeronet Wireless Broadband > Corp. > [EMAIL PROTECTED] www.aeronetpr.com 787.767.7466 -----Original > Message----- > From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On > Behalf Of > George > Sent: Wednesday, August 17, 2005 11:58 AM To: WISPA General > List > Subject: Re: [WISPA] Lanyard and positioning straps (last chance > tosave > mylife) Brian is 21. Kurt is in high school. Guess I mushed them > together :) > George G.Villarini wrote: > 21 and high school? George, you flunked kindergarten 3 times ? :-) > Gino A. > Villarini, > Aeronet Wireless Broadband > Corp. > [EMAIL PROTECTED] www.aeronetpr.com 787.767.7466 -----Original > Message----- > From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On > Behalf Of > George > Sent: Wednesday, August 17, 2005 11:22 AM To: WISPA General > List > Subject: Re: [WISPA] Lanyard and positioning straps (last chance to > save > mylife) Brian :) Your only 21 years old, CONGRATS! When I read about > guys like you and Kurt , who is still in high school > and running a wisp, it > makes me happy and proud of you guys that are > starting life embracing a > business and making a go at it. > So keep up the hard work, someday you'll > look back on this era of your > life and understand why your a success at > what ever you will be doing > > then. > > I strongly believe in young people getting involved and participating > in > the business world. > It's a sign of independence and ingenuity, which is > what drives the > American way. Congrats again! George Brian Rohrbacher > wrote: > > Sure is nice to ask for advice and be insulted. If you know so much > about > how I climb, tell me what I have done wrong. Or start asking me > trick > questions that I'll answer wrong. Than you may insult me. > > ________________________________ -- WISPA Wireless > List: > email@example.com Subscribe/Unsubscribe: http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless Archives: > http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/ ________________________________ No > virus found in this incoming message. Checked by AVG Anti-Virus. 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