Highlighting training it provided for more than 350 workers so far this year, a construction contractors’ membership organization publicized the achievement today and credited federal funding that allowed it to offer the training without charge.
NATE: The Communications Infrastructure Contractors Association released a statement in which it said a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Susan Harwood Training Grant (SH-99035-SH0) for the 2020-2021 program year funded the training courses.
“NATE’s 2021 5G-small cell deployment training courses addressed fall prevention in the construction industry, with an emphasis on small cell deployment safety practices to keep workers safe while building and maintaining next generation wireless sites within high traffic areas near city roads and pedestrian pathways,” the statement reads. “The 2021 courses were taught at 13 different locations across the United States, including Bloomington, Minnesota; Tulsa, Oklahoma; Omaha, Nebraska; Anchorage, Alaska; Indianapolis; Salt Lake City; Tampa, Florida; Arlington, Texas; Nashville, Tennessee; Bellevue, Washington; Denver; Portland, Maine; and Charleston, West Virginia.”
The organization said that its 2021 “5G-Small Cell Deployment Instructor Manual,” “Training PowerPoint” and “Student Workbook” resources are available for use by its members and other industry stakeholders on its website at these links:
“NATE’s 2021 5G-Small Cell Deployment Training Courses were a great success for hundreds of technicians and industry professionals,” said Kimberly Elliott, a NATE project manager. “Through these complimentary training sessions, NATE was able to contribute to our industry’s reputation of promoting safety first and safety always.”
NATE’s library of Harwood Grant Training Course Resources, including “Rigger Awareness Training,” “Advanced Rigging Principles Training,” “Wireless Rooftop Deployment Training” and “2021 5G-Small Cell Deployment Training” can be viewed at https://natehome.com/safety-education/susan-harwood-grant-courses.