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Tall/Long Equipment

  • Keep vehicles clear of lines.
    Long-bed dump trucks, concrete pumping rigs and other high-rise equipment can contact overhead power lines. Make sure you know the required safe work distances from all power lines at your job site. Work with a designated spotter to keep you safely away from lines.
  • Watch out for long objects.
    Carry ladders, paint rollers, rain gutters and other long objects so they are parallel with the ground until it's time to use them. Then move them carefully to avoid power lines.
  • Adjust equipment to stay at least 10 feet from lines.
    Before adjusting ladders or other long equipment, add your own height and make sure the total height will remain a safe distance from the overhead lines.
Carry long equipment parallel to the ground, and keep vehicles and equipment at least 10 feet from all power lines.