RIO Steel & Tower believes safety is the most important aspect we bring to the job.  Not only do we want everyone to go home safely at the end of the day, RIO also wants our customers to know that our crews are completing work correctly to protect client interests.  Because of our exceptional safety record, RIO is an approved PICS vendor.  All tower crew personnel are required to attend the Basic Health and Safety Certification Program.  Crew members are only allowed on a job site once they have been issued their certification cards.



Basic Education Courses for Every RIO Crew Member – 10 Hours

RIO Safety Basic Training
Tower Safety Climbing Awareness
Fall Protection
Emergency Action Plan
Rigging Equipment Basics
Hoist Operation
RF Safety Awareness
First Aid
Forklift Operation
Gin Pole Procedures


Intermediate Education For Full Certifications

Rigging and Equipment Basics – 8 Hours
Defensive Driving – 4 Hours
First Aid/ CPR/AED – 8 Hours
Authorized Climber Certification – 8 Hours
Forklift Operation Certification – 6 Hours
OSHA 10 Hour Certification
Certified Rigging Course – 8 Hours
Certified RF Safety Course – 8 Hours
Gin Pole Procedures – 2 Hours Classroom plus Hands-On Training


Advanced Safety Education

Advanced Tower Rescue (Plus Competent Climber) – 3 Days
Hoist Operator Certification – 8 Hours with 20 Hours of Supervised Operation
OSHA 30 Hour Certification