Distribution Line Repair (Hot Sticks) - Instant Video
This 55-minute video explains the principles involved in working on energized lines using hot sticks. The principles are illustrated by a demonstration of replacement of dead-end crossarms with the lines energized. (For comparison, DLG-DVD shows the same task performed using gloves.) Method, communication, concentration, and safety are emphasized throughout the video. How to prepare for a job that will be done using hot sticks, perform the work safely, and return the job site to a normal condition.
Hot-Line Tools – 8 minutes
Identifies various types of hot-line tools and describe the functions of each tool. Describes the proper way to care for hot-line tools.
Planning and Safety – 8 minutes
Explains the purpose of a tailgate session. Describes site inspection checks commonly made before hot-stick work is started on a distribution line. Describes common safety practices to observe when using hot-line tools.
Removing and Installing Tie Wires – 11 minutes
Identifies the hot-line tools used to remove and install tie wires and describes the function of each tool. Describes a basic procedure for removing and installing tie wires.
Moving a Single-Phase Line – 9 minutes
Identifies hot-line tools used to move a line by the lift method, and describes the function of each tool. Describes a procedure for moving a single-phase line using the lift method. Identifies hot-line tools used to move a line by the side method and describes the function of each tool. Describes a procedure for moving a single-phase line using the side method.
Moving Three-Phase Lines – 10 minutes
Describes a basic procedure for moving three-phase lines using an auxiliary side arm. Describes a procedure for moving three-phase lines using an auxiliary mast arm.
Dead-End Insulator Changeout – 7 minutes
Identifies the hot-line tools used to change out a dead-end insulator, and describes the function of each tool. Describes a procedure for changing out a dead-end insulator.