Episode 29


This episode’s theme is NWSA.  Effective June 1st of this year (2020 in case you are listening to this at some point in the future) 25% of all climbers working on SBA communications sites must be NWSA certified with a minimum of 1 certified technician on site. This number will jump to 50% effective February 1st of 2021.

Hosts & Guests

John Medina & Alex Giddings feat: Ben Bowman

About This Episode

In episode 29 of Gear Up with Gear Experts, we welcome Ben Bowman back as our guest in the studio to talk all about NWSA. Ben is the Director of Sales & Marketing for Safety LMS and first joined us back on episode 12.

We talk with Ben about:

  1. What NWSA actually is;
  2. Why NWSA was started;
  3. The process to get NWSA certifications;
  4. How the certifications work in relation to other industry certifications; and
  5. Other certifications that Safety LMS offers.

To find out more information about how to schedule your NWSA exam, click 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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