EWT - Overhead Lines

Learning objectives

  • Safely evaluate, manipulate, stabilize, and work around elevated structures, in appropriate weather conditions
  • Minimize electrical and physical/rigging hazards when installing and removing overhead lines
  • Evaluate, inspect, and safely operate aerial lifts

Course overview

This lesson outlines safe practices for overhead distribution work. Lineworkers will learn how to evaluate safe work conditions (including weather and equipment), safely manipulate and work around elevated structures, control electrical and physical/rigging hazards while installing or removing overhead lines, and safely inspect and operate aerial lifts (bucket trucks).
  • 15 minutes
  • Format: Online Interactive
  • English
Course Outline
  • Introduction
  • Structural and Weather Hazards
  • Installing and Removing Overhead Lines
  • Using Aerial Lifts
  • 29 CFR 1910 Subpart R - Special Industries - 1910.269(App C) Protection From Hazardous Differences in Electric Potential
  • 29 CFR 1910 Subpart F - Powered Platforms, Manlifts, and Vehicle-Mounted Work Platforms - 1910.67 Vehicle-mounted elevating and rotating work platforms
  • 29 CFR 1910 Subpart R - Special Industries - 1910.269(q) Overhead lines and live-line barehand work
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