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Always use a harness securely attached to the tower when working at heights. If you have never worked on a tower, hire a professional to do it for you. Many countries require special training for people to be allowed to work on towers above a certain height.

Avoid working on towers during strong winds or storms. Always climb with a partner, and only when there is plenty of light. Tower work will likely take longer than you think it will. Remember that it is extremely hazardous to work in the dark. Give yourself plenty of time to complete the job long before the sun sets. If you run out of time, remember that the tower will be there in the morning, when you can start on the problem again after a good night's sleep.

Last Update: 2007-01-13