- Ladder and Aerial Lift Safety – horizontal distance from the top support to the footoftheladder is about one-fourth of the working lengthoftheladder. Do not exceed the lift maximum load, taking into account the worker, the materials, and the tools.
- Self-supporting (foldout) and portable ladders that are not self-supporting (leaning) must be able to support at least four times the maximum intended load.
- The angle of the ladder should be such that the top of the ladder covers a fourth of the working length of the ladder
- If you need access to the ceiling for access point placement do
not use a forklift; use an aerial lift with a safety harness.
- Site-Specific Safety – It might require safety clothing and training so one needs to prepare before hand.
- FCC Safety Rules – OSHA 1910.97 has listed RF as a hazardous environment so safety should be taken when dealing with wireless equipment.
- Enterprise-Specific Safety – there may be specific safety requirements for some businesses.
- AP-Related Safety – Read the Cisco Installation Guide for your AP before installation and also follow the grounding procedures.
- These are beauty considerations that are taken into account after discussing with the customer. Some customers prefer the APs hidden, some that they should be seen.
Rules and Codes ( Mostly with reference to the US)
- Fire Safety Codes.
- Sets min requirements to prevent fires.Ensure proper training and that additions do not endanger the environment.
- National Electronic Codes (NEC)
- Covers the wiring requirements for communication systems.
- Minor Safety and Health Act (MSHA)
- This is an agency in the USA that provides standards to improve safety and health conditions in the mines.
- Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
- Defines rules that need to be followed in the US. Enforces standards for workplace safety and health.
- In Europe, we have the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work
- Belgium—Institute for Prevention, Protection and Welfare at Work
- Denmark—National Institute of Occupational Health
- European—Agency for Safety and Health at Work
- Finland—Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH)
- France—National Research and Safety Institute
- Germany—Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (FIOSH)
- Germany—German Federation of Institutions for Statutory Accident Insurance and Prevention
- Greece—Hellenic Institute for Occupational Health and Safety
- Ireland—Health and Safety Authority (HSA)
- Italy—National Institute of Occupational Safety and Prevention
- Latvia—Institute of Occupational and Environmental Health (IOEH)
- Malta—Occupational Health and Safety Authority
- Netherlands—TNO Work and Employment
- Norway—Arbeidstilsynet/Norwegian Labour Inspection Authority
- Norway—National Institute of Occupational Health
- Poland—Central Institute for Labour Protection – National Research Institute
- Poland – Institute of Occupational Medicine
- Russia—Centre for Industrial Labour Safety and Social Partnership and
- United Kingdom—Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
- Australia—Safe Work Australia
- Korea—Occupational Safety and Health Agency (KOSHA)
- Canada—Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)
- Japan—National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (JNIOSH)
- CCNP Wireless (642-732 CUWSS) Quick Reference Guide by Jerome Henry
- IPexpert’s CCNP CUWSS Wireless Voice on Demand (642-731)
- CUWSS Student Guide v1.0