FDH Infrastructure Services has played an active role in the Wireless Industry Safety Task Force, which consists of top safety and operations executives representing wireless carriers, tower owners, OEMs, turnkey/construction management firms, and the National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE). The Task Force launched the 100% Tie-Off Campaign and continues to collaborate on best practices to achieve sustainable safety improvements in the industry. FDH also holds membership on the Board of Governors of the National Wireless Safety Alliance, established in 2015 as the governance arm of the Task Force’s National Wireless Skills-Based Training Standard.
FDH is a member of the NATE STAR Initiative, which recognizes companies that represent the industry gold standard for safety, training, accountability, and reliability. Eligibility for membership in the STAR Initiative requires companies to agree to (1) requisite levels of training, (2) implementation of a robust Safety & Health program, (3) the presence of a Competent Person on site at all times, and (4) the conduct and submission of quarterly site safety audits, among other requirements. For more information on the STAR Initiative and participating companies, visit NATE’s website
FDH Infrastructure Services is a proud supporter and member organization of the 100% Tie-Off 24/7 Awareness Campaign, an industry-wide safety initiative to raise awareness of the 100% tie-off fall protection requirement and to drive home the message that there should be a zero-tolerance policy regarding this law. Many of the accidents that compromise safety in the wireless industry involve situations where the tower technician was not properly tied-off to the structure. 100% tie-off is the law and needs to be strictly adhered to at all times to ensure a safer work environment on a tower site.