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Topics covered include safe working distances from overhead lines, assessing and reducing the risks from overhead lines, use of barriers and goalposts, operating vehicles near overhead lines, ladders, and the safe stacking of materials. Video:Stephen Wilkinson, a farmer, gets a shock - 11,000 volts! Avoiding danger from overhead power lines


Determine if any part of the equipment, load line or load (including rigging and lifting accessories), while operating up to the equipment's maximum working radius in the work zone, could get closer than the minimum approach distance of the power line permitted under Table A (see § 1926.1408). If ...


advice. If the line cannot be moved or made dead you will need to assess the risks and agree a safe system of work. This may involve the erection of barriers to keep machinery a safe distance away from OHPLs, and other precautions as described in the HSE guidance note Avoidance of danger from overhead electric power lines (see ‘Further ...


to undertaking work in close proximity, or at an unsafe distance, to overhead power lines. The term ‘near’ is utilised as a reference point for persons planning and undertaking this work. Work ‘near’ overhead power lines means a situation where there is a reasonable possibility of a person,


Never touch an overhead line. Coming in contact with power lines can easily lead to electrocution. If your ladder or piece of equipment touches an overhead line, both you and the equipment can become path for the electricity. Safe Distances. Keep long tools, ladders, scaffolding, and other equipment away from overhead lines. Minimum safe ...


In and around farms and fields there are a number of overhead power lines, and when moving tall equipment around the farm, it's critical that you stay aware of overhead power line dangers. Augers on combines, for example, should be cranked down to a safe level when traveling under power lines.


At FPL, safety is a cornerstone of our commitment to our customers, our employees, and those working in the community. We urge anyone who is working near power lines to work safely to avoid serious injuries, save lives, and prevent property damage.


Thunderstorms, rain, wind and damp or icy ground can cause you to lose control and touch power lines. Many overhead lines are not fully insulated to prevent injury to people, so assume all power lines are energized and dangerous. If you encounter a fallen power line, stay as far away from it as you can — at least 100 yards.


An overhead power line is a structure used in electric power transmission and distribution to transmit electrical energy across large distances. It consists of one or more conductors (commonly multiples of three) suspended by towers or poles.Since most of the insulation is provided by air, overhead power lines are generally the lowest-cost method of power transmission for large quantities of ...


Work in conjunction with the local utility company on the issue of the overhead power lines. If the lines cannot by de-energized and grounded or have insulating barriers applied, a minimum safe distance of 10 feet must be established and maintained.