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Cell/Telecom Tower Inspection Checklist

Download this checklist to inspect cell towers and ensure compliance with FCC and FAA regulations.

Regular cell tower inspections are necessary for maintenance, safety, and extending the life of the tower. A telecom tower inspection checklist helps inspectors perform a thorough cell/telecom tower survey to ensure continued operations and that safety and regulatory standards continue to be met.

This page will discuss:

  • Cell/telecom tower inspection checklist requirements
  • The purpose of a telecom tower inspection checklist
  • Benefits of using a cell tower inspection app

What are the requirements of a telecom tower inspection checklist?

A cell/telecom tower inspection checklist should document all items related to the cell phone or telecom tower’s maintenance and safety. This includes the structure of the tower, the anchors, guy wires, antennas, microwave dishes, transmission lines, electrical and lighting systems and more to ensure it meets FCC and FAA regulations.

Who uses a cell tower inspection checklist and why?

Telecom engineers, technicians, inspectors, and telecom services providers use a telecom tower inspection checklist to check for rust, loose bolts, or other parts of a cell tower that may need maintenance to continue working properly and comply with industry regulations, especially after an ice storm or other severe weather.

Why use a telecom tower inspection app?

A cell/telecom tower inspection app is a robust tool that saves time and money on tower inspections. With a customizable mobile app, you can inspect guyed or SST towers quickly and efficiently with a smartphone or tablet rather than juggling paper checklists and cameras. You can even upload drone images to the app to verify the condition of the cell tower or help maintenance technicians identify areas in need of repair. Plus, a cell tower inspection app can be endlessly modified to keep up with changing regulations, and allows inspection records to be access in real time or near real-time to streamline operations.

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