With every major carrier rushing to complete their 4G LTE networks around the country, the National Association of Tower Erectors recommends that you take a look at their Qualified Contractors Evaluation Checklist. AT&T has vowed to complete their 4G LTE network by the summer of 2014, Verizon’s already covers over 95% of the U.S. population and Sprint is pushing forward, trying to keep up as best they can.
In order to build these networks, these companies need to update their equipment on existing towers or construct new towers altogether to reach as many people as possible. With the increase in tower construction, there is an increase in accidents. NATE has taken notice of this issue and worked with the National Telecommunications Safety Panel to put together a checklist so companies take notice of the largest safety issue facing the industry—using unqualified contractors.
This checklist was designed to help carriers evaluate a contractor’s dedication to safety to eliminate potential accidents from occurring. Take a look at the full checklist by clicking here. NATE is a non-profit trade association providing a unified voice for tower erection, maintenance and service companies.