Safety

Safety

     
Safety is top priority in the lineworker program. When lineworkers start climbing poles, early in the first semester, they climb with safety harnesses that are attached to fall protection devices until they are comfortable with the procedure of pole climbing. Set up and operational use of digger and bucket trucks are emphasized with safety films and field training. Other areas of safety related topics included in this program are:
     
  • Hard hat, eye, hand, and foot protection
  • First aid/CPR, pole top and bucket rescue
  • Ladder safety and OSHA safety rules
  • Grounding procedures
  • Rubber gloving energized conductors (simulated)
  • Driving Dynamics