Prior to climbing onto any antenna mount, a thorough inspection of a mount’s condition and development of a fall protection plan should be conducted.
This includes checking the mount’s physical integrity, determining if it is rated to support man loads, and evaluating whether the mount has capacity to support anchorage for fall protection. This PAN provides guidance on how to evaluate the above and what steps to take if there are any deficiencies in the mount’s condition. Other topics discussed:
- Items to consider during a physical inspection of an antenna mount.
- Determining a mount’s man load and anchorage rating
- How increased equipment weight affects man load and anchorage ratings
- Fall protection plans
- Collection of mount geometry data
- Mount manufacturer compliance with AISC and AWS requirements
- Compliance with TIA 222 maintenance requirements