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• Conduct and submit site safety audits:
The site
safety audit form provides a comprehensive checklist
to enhance safety in 20 specific areas. A competent
person from the participating company must conduct
site safety audits each quarter and submit them to the
NATE office via the NATE website at
com. Audits must be submitted for 10 percent of a
company’s projects, or two audits per month, whichev-
er is less. Tower owners and carriers are not required
to submit site safety audits as part of their participa-
tion in the program.
Program Enrollment
The enrollment period for the NATE STAR Initiative is
open annually from July 1 to Aug. 31. NATE members
who would like to participate in the program are re-
quired to complete an application form and submit
it to the NATE office. The applications are then be re-
viewed, processed and approved by NATE. NATE will
send certificates to the approved companies. The
STAR Initiative year officially begins on Oct. 1 and runs
through Sept. 30.
Quarterly Audits
The quarterly audit cycle is as follows:
Oct. 1 to Dec. 31 – audits due Dec. 31
Jan. 1 to March 31 – audits due March 31
April 1 to June 30 – audits due June 30
1 to Sept. 30 – audits due Sept. 30
Program Data
The STAR Initiative has seen an increase in participat-
ing companies each year and the site safety audits
and other program documentation requirements have
served to allow participants to proactively identify and
correct hundreds of job site hazards and deficiencies.
Thanks to the leadership and attention to detail by the
participants, the data provided from the implementa-
tion of the STAR Initiative practices provide valuable
benchmarks and continue to increase the level of
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