The Safety LMS Story
Safety LMS was developed to solve a need for all US Tower companies. Previously, companies didn’t have much of a choice when it came to training programs. They were basically stuck attending a class with an outdated curriculum and instructors that taught from a book, only to have to repeat that exact same class, with the exact same curriculum 2 years later.
Safety LMS’s goal is to change the way the industry thinks about training. With a president that is a member of the National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) Board of Directors and is heavily involved in any standard changes and developments, Safety LMS will ensure to bring you the most up-to-date curriculum in the USA so you can ensure that when you attend a Safety LMS training event, regardless of the subject, you will walk away from the class having learned something new and that your training dollars were well spent.
Safety LMS only uses instructors that have many years of real tower experience so when you ask a question, they have an answer based on not only the standards or regulations but what they have experienced on the tower themselves, not what they remember reading in a textbook once before.
Demand the Best
Safety LMS works extremely hard behind the scenes to ensure the curriculum that we bring to our students is the best in the country. Every course module is scrutinized and updated every calendar year to assure this. We are happy to work with companies of all sizes to find a training and pricing solution that works best for their organization.
Before deciding on a training partner for your company consider this:
“Training takes time and time is money. A properly trained crew is a safe and efficient crew. An efficient crew is a profitable crew -t all comes back to you in the end.”
At the end of the day, are you willing to put a price tag on the safety of your climbers? Contact Safety LMS for a custom training solution for your company. You won’t regret it, we promise!
Meet the Safety LMS Team
John Paul Jones
JP is the President of Safety LMS. JP started his career in the telecommunications industry with Allied Tower Company in Houston, Texas in 1976 at the age of 16. Since then, JP’s career has spanned 47 years, 25 of those as a professional Tower Safety & Rescue instructor.
JP has erected, maintained, modified, or dismantled towers and telecommunications sites in 27 different countries many of which were small Island nations in the South Pacific Ocean where Broadcast and Satellite telecommunications are crucial to education, news, and everyday life.
John Paul is a past member of the NATE Board of Directors and is the Vice Chairman of the NATE OSHA Relations Committee. He also serves as the chairman of the NATE-OSHA-FCC Strategic Partnership, Chairman of the NATE Climber/Rescuer Training Standard (CRTS), Co-Chairman of the NATE Rigging Training Standard (RTS), a member of the Safety Equipment Manufacturers Committee (SEMC) and an active member of the ANSI 10.48 Standard Committee, TIA TR-14 working group and ANSI Z359 and ANSI Z459 Rope Access standard. John Paul is also a member of the Society of Professional Rope Access Technicians (SPRAT).
JP is a founding partner of Safety LMS and oversees all curriculum and training activities. He works to ensure that all curriculum and instructors remain the best the industry has to offer. JP also serves as President/CEO of Austin, TX-based Tower & Turbine Technologies Inc.
Ben has a strong background in the construction industry with a background in concreting and home construction where he was a site manager and helped implement several safety measures on the work site. Ben’s goals at Safety LMS is to raise an awareness of the difference between a safety course that gets you a certification, and a safety course that has proper teaching and curriculum.
Jackson oversees Safety LMS’s online courses as well as coordinates training and NWSA exams at our Columbia, MO location. He has a background working in the industrial sales and the broadcast industry and joined Safety LMS to provide the highest level of customer service and support for our customers and trainers. Jackson is the go-to person for any additional information about our online courses.
David started in the commercial construction industry in 1985 working as a warehouse manager and mechanic. He is one of the founding partners in Skyline Services LLC where he takes the leading role in a safety program that has been accident-free for over 15 years. He has continued to advance the safety program by teaming up with Safety LMS to ensure that people get proper training.
Sean’s climbing career began in 2001 when he entered the industry as a tower hand. In 2007 he started training at Shenandoah and has taken hundreds of climbers on their first tower. Sean founded his own tower service company in 2014 and helped write and edit the ANSI/ASSE A10.48 Criteria for Safety Practices with the Construction, Demolition, Modification, and Maintenance of Communication Structures.
Jeremy’s telecommunications career spans 16+ years. He specializes in erection and maintenance of telecommunications towers and antenna systems. Jeremy is based in Hawaii where he runs his own personal business in addition to providing training to the Pacific Rim, Pacific Northwest, and Alaska on for Safety LMS.
Nathan has 15+ years of experience in the Construction Industry. When Nate joined the GME Supply & Columbia Safety, where he is the Branch Operations Manager, in Atlanta, GA his focus on dual rope systems began. He is an in-house trainer for GME & Columbia Safety, designing and instructing multiple training programs geared toward at-height work in the Construction and General Industries.
Nick got into the telecommunications industry when he was just 20 years old. Throughout his 14 year career, he has worked his way up from a green hand learning what the tools were and cleaning out trailers to earning a spot up on top of the tower after a few years. Soon after, he was given a truck trailer and a crew and traveled the country, stacking towers, swapping booms, doing decoms and troubleshooting. Nick trains for climber/rescuer, rigging, first aid CPR, and is cross training with our sister company TEAM-1 Academy in the wind industry. Nick is always eager to learn something new and his drive to become a great trainer is obvious for anyone that has sat in one of his classes! Nick has been with his wife for 15 years and married for 5. He is the proud father of three, 2 boys and 1 girl. Nick's brother passed away due to a tower incident in 2018, further spurring his passion to learn and share as much of his safety knowledge as possible with the industry.
Dylan started his professional journey in the industry during his high school summers. After graduating, he dedicated himself to climbing towers full-time for his family's business. However, he quickly recognized a gap in safety and training within the industry. This sparked his passion for safety and training, leading him to become a safety and training manager within the family business. Eventually, he started his own consulting firm that specializes in assisting small businesses with developing effective safety programs. In addition to this, Dylan also serves as a trainer for Safety LMS, where he finds joy in helping new climbers acquire vital skills and helping experienced climbers expand their knowledge base. He is fully committed to continuously improving his expertise in the industry.
Billy started his Descent and Rescue training in the military almost 20 years ago, so once he retired, it was a natural transition into the Telecommunications and Construction industry. Upon his retirement he began his journey into the Training and Safety world as a Regional Training and Safety Director for a Nationwide Telecommunications company operating from coast to coast and that journey led him to working for Safety LMS, training some of the nations best and brightest. He is now the Southeastern Region trainer teaching Competent Climber and Rescuers, Competent Riggers, RF Awareness, First Aid as well as a multitude of other courses across the US. He has been married for 16 years and has 2 beautiful daughters and 2 dogs. BIlly enjoys outdoors, being in the water as well as carpentry work. He enjoys the ever changing climate in this industry as well as meeting new people in his travels while he is training.