Episode 004

Tower Climbing Safety

This episode’s theme is tower climbing safety. It’s no secret that tower climbing is a dangerous job. But there are ways to help keep everyone safe while working. Equipment and best practices when using that equipment are imperative in ensuring that every climber makes it home safe every night.

About This Episide

In episode 4 of Gear Up with Gear Experts, our guest is Gear Expert John Lamond. John is the National Sales Director and has been with GME Supply and Columbia Safety for 5 years.

We talk with John about:

  1. Why safety is an important part of a tower climbers job;
  2. Best practices when looking for equipment;
  3. Making sure equipment is safe for re-use; and
  4. Other things (besides equipment) to consider when it comes to job site safety.

This week we discuss Rope Inspection. Topics include:

  1. Things to look for during inspection;
  2. What to do with a rope if a fall occurs; and
  3. Inspection forms.

You can find our full blog post about rope inspection by clicking here.

You can download a free rope inspection form by clicking here.


We also make an announcement that we are pretty excited about!

  1. We’re expanding. We’ve got a new location in Dallas, Texas. If you’re in the Dallas area, come check out our new building and say hello!


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.

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