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Training Sessions

Introduction to the Barehand Method
Clipping In and Shunting
Planning and Inspection
Insulator Changeout, Part 1
Insulator Changeout, Part 2
Bucket Trucks and the Barehand Method
Training Sessions

Introduction to the Barehand Method – 9 minutes
Explains the meaning of potential difference, as it applies to bare-hand work. Shows where potential differences exist on a transmission line. Explains safe working distances (minimum clearances) as they apply to bare-hand work.

Clipping In and Shunting – 11 minutes
Demonstrates the proper method of putting on a conductive suit to work safely on energized lines. Demonstrates and explains how a lineman becomes energized using the bare-hand method. Explains how shunts are used to make a work area safe.

Planning and Inspection – 6 minutes
Explains the type of planning necessary to perform a job using the bare-hand method.

Insulator Changeout, Part 1 – 7 minutes
Explains the basic tasks that must be accomplished on the “cold side” of the tower in preparation for changing out a V-string of insulators. Explains basic safety considerations that a crew follows while changing out insulators using the bare-hand method.

Insulator Changeout, Part 2 – 10 minutes
Explains the basic tasks that must be accomplished on the “hot side” in order to change out a string of insulators using the bare-hand method. Explains how a lineman comes off an energized conductor using the bare-hand method. Explains the basic safety considerations as they apply to rigging, equipment, and personnel using the bare-hand method.

Bucket Trucks and the Barehand Method – 11 minutes
Explains the specialized equipment required to work from a bucket truck using the bare-hand method. Explains the major tasks that must be accomplished and inspections that must be made on bucket trucks and bare-hand equipment prior to doing a job. Explains how to safely energize a bucket truck. Explains the basic tasks that must be accomplished to install or repair an armor rod from a bucket truck using the bare-hand method. Explains some of the key safety considerations when working bare hand from a bucket truck.