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You're a tower climber. You go from job site to job site and don't have time to wait around for your tower climbing gear to arrive. We get that. At GME Supply we keep the safety gear you need in stock and ship 'til 7 pm because we know it's not a 9-5 job. We carry the best full body harnesses, lanyards, catheads, rope, rigging equipment, telecom tools, RF Monitoring devices, cable safe climb systems, carabiners and hardware, tower climbing training, and all the other tower climbing equipment you need. We supply gear from the top brands in the industry like 3M DBI Sala, Petzl, Sterling Rope, Rock Exotica, Elk River, Milwaukee Tools, Crosby, AB Chance, Honeywell Miller, Skylotec, FallTech, Klein Tools, and more. Plus, our team is OSHA certified and knows the industry. We're here to help you Climb Higher® by offering the best in safety gear and customer service.
Some things to keep in mind when choosing your harness is what materials the hardware (D-rings and other connectors are made of), connection points, sizing, and certifications.
The harnesses for tower climbing are going to feature aluminum or steel D-rings. Aluminum D-rings are lighter but more expensive. Steel D-rings, on the other hand, is cheaper but much heavier. When you’re climbing in 90° humid weather for 8 hours a day weight is an important consideration.
You have 3 main options in connection points - tongue buckle, pass-through buckle, and quick connect buckle. Sizing varies depending on the manufacturer and we have a sizing chart reference guide to help you ensure that your harness will fit the way you need it to so you can stay safe and productive.
When looking at full body harnesses it is important to keep in mind the certifications you need them to meet. If you are working in the United States you will need a harness that meets ANSI Z359.11-2014. ANSI Z359.11-2014 outlines the safety requirements for a full body harness. If you are working in Canada you will need a harness that meets the CSA requirements. Your CSA harness will need to meet the CSA Z259.10-12 Full Body Harness Standard.
Shock absorbing lanyards are a staple of any tower climber. With an extensive background in fall protection and a mission of keeping workers safe while on the job, GME Supply has got you covered when it comes to shock absorbing lanyards. We feature two styles of shock absorbing lanyards: Single Leg Lanyards and Twin Leg Lanyards. Both our selection of single leg and twin leg lanyards come in a variety of options including foot level tie off, tie-back options, and 6 & 12-foot lengths.
Our selection of single leg lanyards is diverse. Whether you are looking for a specific length, connector style, or need one for a specific application, we’ve got you covered. Our single leg shock absorbing lanyards feature an internal shock absorber that dissipates the energy of a fall - putting less stress on your body and preventing serious injury.
Like our single leg lanyards, our selection of twin leg lanyards is diverse. So, whether you are looking for a specific length, connector style, or need one for a specific application, we’ve got you covered.
As a tower climber, the tools you use are extremely important. A few things to look for when looking at tools are usability, quality, and some category specific things depending on your needs. Our vast selection of telecom tools will ensure that you have the right gear to stay safe and productive while on the job. Our telecom tools include alignment tools, at-height tools, cable products, data communication tools, meters, rope reels & spindles, and wire pulling grips.
When working on a tower, getting the job done while only using one hand is nearly impossible. That’s where positioning lanyards and positioning assemblies come in.
Positioning lanyards have been specifically designed to help position you when working on a tower. A positioning lanyard should only be used in conjunction with a backup fall arrest device. There are two types of positioning lanyards: adjustable and non-adjustable.
The types are pretty self-explanatory - adjustable positioning lanyards are… adjustable. Whereas regular positioning lanyards are a predetermined length. What type of positioning lanyard you need is dependent on the job at hand. There are 3 main materials that positioning lanyards are made of Non-stretch webbing, stretch webbing, and rope.
Positioning assemblies function in the same way as positioning lanyards in that they have been specifically designed to help position you while you work on a tower. They should also only be used in conjunction with a backup fall arrest device. The big difference between a positioning assembly and a positioning lanyard is that assemblies feature chains instead of rope and a rebar hook.
As a tower climber, there is no doubt that lifting heavy equipment is something that you will have to do. That’s where our line of AB Chance and My-Te capstan hoists come in. These portable lifting devices easily fit into hard to access job sites and deliver high torque rope pulling muscle with constant control. Whether you are looking for an entire kit with everything you need to get you lifting, or you’re looking for a new hoist, mount, or some other accessory, GME Supply has got you covered.
We know that as a tower climber you are busy. That can make shopping for the gear for your crew or the new person that is starting next week take too much of your valuable time. That’s why we’ve put together a collection of tower climbing kits that include everything your team needs to get the job done without you having to spend hours finding all of the equipment.
We have a wide range of tower climbing kits that include everything needed for a climber to work safely. What the kits include depends on the kit you choose and if you want add-on or upgrade items. However, the tower climbing kits all come with the standard equipment needed for a climber to work safely. Our kits all include a harness, a lanyard, and carabiners. Many of our kits also come with bolt bags, gloves, spreader bars, safety glasses, helmets, and cable safety sleeves.
If our available kits don’t meet your needs don’t worry, they are fully customizable. Simply contact one of our Gear Experts® and we can help you build exactly what you need. Our state-of-the-art account management system allows us to create custom kits, built specifically to suit your needs. The benefit of this type of system is that next time you call in; you have the same pricing and the same products every time. You don’t have to go through countless emails and talk to 5 different people to make sure that you are getting the exact same kit you got last time because we do that for you.
We take pride in the fact that our Gear Experts® constantly strive to keep workers safe and productive on the job. GME Supply is your resource to help you find what you need to get the job done. If you have any questions or need any help click here to contact one of our Gear Experts®.