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Use a Spotter

  • For equipment operators, visibility is limited.
    When you operate heavy 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 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.
A spotter on the ground should be stationed to watch that your equipment stays away from power lines.