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What is the one primary goal all lineman have in common?

To come home safely to their loved ones at the end of the day.


What is the approximate foot-pounds of force multiplier?



How should you work?

Not only efficiently, but safely.


What is among the Top 10 Most Dangerous Jobs in the US?

Line work.


What is the first step to working safely and effectively?

Understanding the fundamentals.


What does safety start with?

Utilizing and Internalizing the Safety and Environmental Fundamentals. Once these safe work practices become habitual, then you know you are maximizing your ability to work safely and effectively.


What does it mean to KNOW YOUR JOB?

Understand the requirements of your job. Make sure you have the specific knowledge and skills to perform the work safely and effectively.



While preparing for work, assess the work environment, and identify any potential environmental or safety hazards.


What are the APM Rules regarding PPE?

APM 108 and 109.


What are the "Six Steps" of a Tailboard?

1.) Each employee will understand the purpose and critical steps of the job.
2.) Each employee will understand what he/she is to do.
3.) Each employee will understand what other employees involvement in the work assignment are to do.
4.) Each employee will understand the supervisor's manner of fulfilling the work assignment, including understanding the criteria for backing out of a job when unexpected conditions arise.
5.) Each employee will understand the hazards or trouble spots involved and will take necessary actions to overcome such problems and, if applicable, which PPE will be required.
6.) Each employee shall be notified by the supervisor or other employee in charge of the conditions or clearance of lines or equipment before work is started.


Why or when do we Self-Tailboard?

When acting alone, such as a senior patrolman or troubleman, you should still run through the tailboard process on your own.


What are the Magnetic Tailboard requirements?

A magnetic tailboard must be completed and placed within easy view on one of the trucks on the jobsite. Its is the Foreman's responsibility or his designee's to keep this form up to date as the project progresses.


When should a Mid-Shift Tailboard be conducted?

- Change in weather conditions
- Change in personnel
- Change in working conditions
- Change in project scope


When should a New Tailboard be conducted?

- Complete shift change
- Change in working location
- Major change in project scope


What are the four rules that will keep you alive?

1.) Must wear required flame-resistant clothing when performing any task that involves working on or near energized lines and equipment.
2.) Use required fall protection while in an aerial lift or climbing a wood pole.
3.) When required, use protective cover and high-voltage rubber gloves while working on or near high-voltage lines and equipment.
4.) Lines and equipment, normally energized above 600V, must be tested and grounded when required, utilizing personal grounds between the work location and every source of supply, prior to contact.


What are the four primary Error Prevention Tools?

1.) S.T.O.P.
2.) QV&V
3.) Peer Checking
4.) Self Checking


What is the STOP Method?

Stop - Before you progress to a next step or when anything questionable occurs during any process or sequence of steps, stop.
Think - At all steps or process sequences, think about what the next step should be and what it will involve. When anything questionable occurs during any process or sequence of steps, think it through.
Observe - Always be aware of the surroundings and conditions in the area you are working. Observe very closely the process or steps you are working with and constantly assess potential problems or hazards as you progress
Perform - Continue to perform the work (process of steps) maintaining full awareness of potential problems or hazards throughout the process. Give the work at hand your full attention.


What is the QV&V Method?

This is a Rule-Based and Knowledge Based Error Prevention Method that prevents you from "proceeding in the face of uncertainty."


What is the QV&V Method used for?

- To clarify confusing information
- Turning vague or incorrect guidance into guidance you can use with confidence.


What does QV&V stand for?

Qualify - the source of the information
Validate - the information internally
Verify - the information independently


What are the 4 situation you Verify independently?

- Gut check doesn't pass
- The "Qualify" step doesn't pass
- Game Plan Changes
- High Risk Decision


What is the Peer Checking Method?

Used to prevent knowledge-based errors. If you are unsure about how to do something, ask someone to observe you while you perform the steps.


What are the options available when using the Self-Checking Method?

- Procedure Adherence
- Place Keeping
- Questioning Attitude


What is Procedure Adherence?

A Rule-based Error prevention Method. Consult the appropriate rule/procedure and follow it. The rules should not be used as a last resort. If there is a lack of understanding at any point or unexpected results then use S.T.O.P.


What is Place Keeping?

It reinforces understanding and prevents losing place in a procedure. The general concept is to:
1.) Circle the action to be performed
2.) Ensure that the procedure is understood
3.) Slash the step once completed


What is Questioning Attitude?

Fosters situational awareness, encouraging thought and safety before action is taken. Being mindful of the work situation helps individuals maintain an accurate understanding of work conditions. This tool alerts workers to the hazards, warning signs, and uncertainties in the environment or work plan.