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)