Pre-use Inspections – 8 minutes
Explains why a bucket truck should be inspected before it is used. Describes a basic procedure for inspecting a bucket truck’s boom and bucket. Demonstrates a basic procedure for checking a bucket truck’s hydraulic system. Shows a basic procedure for performing an operational check on a bucket truck’s boom, bucket, and hydraulic system.
Job Planning – 7 minutes
Lists some factors that can affect how a job is done. Describes safety considerations associated with setting up a bucket truck at a job site. Explains ways a crew can prepare for a bucket truck-related emergency. Describes general actions that crew members can take to ensure that a job is performed safely and efficiently.
Truck Shock Hazards – 9 minutes
Shows how the insulating ability of a typical boom is checked and maintained. Demonstrates methods used to protect personnel from shock hazards.
Emergency Boom Lowering – 9 minutes
Explains how to use a bucket truck’s lower controls to lower the boom in an emergency. Shows how to use a bucket truck’s auxiliary power system to lower the boom in an emergency. Demonstrates how to bleed a bucket truck’s boom holding valves to lower the boom in an emergency. Explains how a line mechanic can use safety equipment to escape from a bucket during an emergency.
Bucket Truck Rescue, Part 1 – 11 minutes
Describes general considerations associated with performing a bucket truck rescue. Demonstrates a basic procedure for performing a bucket truck rescue when the boom can reach the ground and the bucket has a quick-release device.
Bucket Truck Rescue, Part 2 – 7 minutes
Explains what rescue blocks are and how they can be used. Describes a basic procedure for performing a bucket truck rescue using rescue blocks. Covers special circumstances that may affect a bucket truck rescue.