Transmission Line Safety - Instant Video
The most important concern in transmission line work is accomplishing each job safely. This 33-minute video covers three major areas of safety associated with transmission line work: personal safety, electrical safety, and work site safety. Safety on the job requires making the effort necessary to control working conditions, work practices, and human actions. Personal injuries and equipment damage are minimized when safe work practices are followed and when the hazards associated with transmission line work are minimized or eliminated.
Personal Safety – 10 minutes
Identifies and describes the types of clothing and protective equipment required for transmission line work. Describes how slipping, tripping, and falling hazards can be minimized. Describes how injuries can be avoided while loads are lifted and moved. Explains why attitude is important to working safely.
Electrical Safety – 11 minutes
Defines the following terms: energized, isolated, and de-energized. Describes electrical hazards present in transmission line work and explains why they may be dangerous. Describes how an isolated or de-energized transmission line can present a hazard. Describes a typical procedure for grounding an isolated transmission line.
Work Site Safety – 12 minutes
Identifies and describes general safety procedures that apply to most jobs. Describes steps that can be taken to ensure safety when a job involves climbing transmission structures. Describes steps that can be taken to ensure safety for transmission line work that involves rigging.