CCNP Wireless CUWSS 642-732 Summary Notes 6 : Safety and Aesthetics Considerations

Safety Considerations

  • 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.

Aesthetic Considerations

  • 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

Safety Agencies

  • 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
    Occupational Training
  • 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)


  1. CCNP Wireless  (642-732 CUWSS) Quick Reference Guide by Jerome Henry
  2. IPexpert’s CCNP CUWSS Wireless Voice on Demand (642-731)
  3. CUWSS Student Guide v1.0

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