EWT - Line-Clearance Tree Trimming

Learning objectives

  • Recognize, and respond appropriately to, electrical and weather hazards.
  • Evaluate and safely use gasoline-engine power saws.
  • Evaluate and safely use backpack power units, wood/brush chippers, stump cutters, and herbicide sprayers.
  • Properly select, inspect, use, and store ropes and fall-protection devices.

Course overview

The goal of this lesson is to provide awareness training for electrical workers regarding safe practices while performing line-clearance tree trimming, including specific instruction on how to safely use and various tools and equipment related to this task.
  • 20 minutes
  • Format: Online Interactive
  • English
Course Outline
  • Introduction
  • Establishing Safe Working Conditions
  • Using Power Saws
  • Using Other Trimming Equipment
  • Using Ropes for Fall Protection
  • 29 CFR 1910.269, Subpart R: Special Industries, Section (r)
  • 29 CFR 1910.266, Subpart R: Logging operations
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