Episode 016

Cable Climb Systems

This episode’s theme is cable climb systems. Whether you work in the tower, wind, solar, billboard, or a handful of other industries, chances are you will spend a decent amount of time climbing. A cable climb system – sometimes referred to as a ladder fall protection system – can make climbing safer than vertical lifeline systems.

Hosts & Guests

John Medina Alex Giddings feat: Jim Zepp

About This Episode

In episode 16 of Gear Up with Gear Experts, we welcome Gear Expert® Jim Zepp back as our guest in the studio. Jim first joined us back on episode 9 and is the Regional Sales Manager for the South Central Region.

We talk with Jim about:

  1. The basics of a cable climb system;
  2. The hardware involved in a cable climb system;
  3. Equipment compatibility concerns;
  4. Standards and updates.

Our weekly insight stays in the theme of cable climb systems and also covers walking working surfaces.

This week we discuss the 1910 Subpart D Standard. Topics include:

  1. An overview of 1910 Subpart D;
  2. Breakdowns of each of the parts of the standard; and
  3. Future compliance dates.

You can find the free 1910 Subpart D downloadable poster by clicking here.


We’d also like to take this time to remind everyone that while this show is meant to be fun, entertaining, and informative it is not intended to replace proper, in-depth training. Manufacturer’s instructions must also be followed and reviewed before any fall protection equipment is used. And proper training should be received before operating any equipment or before climbing.

Why do YOU Climb?

We’d like to hear from you about why YOU climb. Email us a voice message at gearup@gearexperts.com about why you climb and what climbing means to you for a chance to be featured on the show – and win some swag of course.


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