Hands-On
Pole Top and Bucket Truck Rescue

Course Description:
The reaction to emergencies can be life or death situations. Pole top and bucket truck rescue training teaches the skills necessary to save another persons life. The course will give actual hands-on experience for both pole top and bucket truck rescue operations that require dynamic action. The rigging, lifting, and lowering skills necessary to get the victim down from elevated heights must be trained and practiced. Rescue techniques from pole tops and aerial bucket trucks should be included in all annual training so workers can be prepared for any emergency situation. This rescue training will meet OSHA requirements for rescue instruction and a certification will be issued upon completion for both Pole Top and Bucket Rescue.

People who install and maintain electric, telecommunication andor cable lines are known as line workers. Most of these personnel are properly trained and skilled in pole-climbing and working from a bucket truck with power lines, exposing themselves to electrocution and other aerial hazards.

For example, if a line worker is jolted with electricity and subsequently collapses inside a bucket truck, then foremen, supervisors and other ground crews must have enough knowledge to safely lower that person to the ground in order to administer first aid.8232 Safety Training Most personnel working on such lines today use aerial lifts to accomplish power line tasks much faster and more safely. It is very important for them to individually understand the proper safety procedures so that rescue procedures can be administered to save co-workers lives if necessary. There are various rescue procedures that can be utilized in the event of an emergency involving the bucket truck and Pole Top rescue.

All Utility companies should have training for their workers so they can practice and refresh their techniques. Operation managers should also be trained to watch and guide their personnel as they undergo this high level responsibility.

There are several ways to encourage line workers, crews and service personnel to practice safety and give their best effort. Prioritizing safety practices is very important for every utility company. Rescues from aerial bucket trucks should be an absolute top priority so workers can be prepared for any emergency scenario. Then these workers will indeed be prepared for any potential Pole Top and Bucket Truck rescue after completing this course!

Students Will Learn:

Course Length:
1 Day



 
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