16 Dec VIDEO: Stairway to Safety
The Old Dangerous Video
A few years ago, a short video entitled “Stairway to Heaven,” was produced as (laughably so) an instructional video for climbing a communications structure. Flying in the face of accurate OSHA regulations and common sense, the tower technicians were free climbing while the narrator stated in regards to free climbing, “…it’s easier, faster and most tower workers climb this way. Free climbing is more dangerous, of course, but OSHA rules do allow for it.” With disregard for safety, this irresponsible and negligent video has been seen by hundreds of thousands.
The Safer Way to Climb
We made this video for all of the climbers in the tower industry who believe in safety. Nick Bassarab and Todd Horning from Safety One Training International Inc. climb to the top of a 1700 foot tall tower to change light bulbs while using 100% attachment the whole time. Have a look and see how it is supposed to be done.