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Use a Dedicated Spotter

  • For equipment operators, visibility is limited.

    When you operate hoisting equipment, it is often hard to judge the distance from your equipment to power lines overhead. Certain weather conditions and bright or dim lighting can make it even harder to see.

  • A spotter helps you stay clear of overhead lines.

    Someone on the ground has a much better view of the power lines near you. You should work with a dedicated spotter on the ground whose only job is to watch your equipment and make sure you stay a safe distance from overhead lines and other hazards.

  • Crane and derrick operators:

    Maintain continuous contact with a dedicated spotter to comply with electric line clearance requirements. Make sure your spotter is not doing double duty by spotting and guiding a load at the same time.

A dedicated spotter on the ground should be stationed to watch that your equipment stays away from power lines.

 

  

 

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