Overhead Clearances

  • Best protection – disconnect the lines.A tractor is shown in the image with its body in contact with overhead power lines, and electric sparks are seen emanating from the wires.
  • If not possible, equipment must be kept outside
    the limit of approach to any power line.

  • When equipment or its load could encroach on the limits of approach, a signal person with no other assigned duties must direct the equipment operator.

    Minimum Safe Distance approach image

    Electrical Hazards – Minimum Safe Distance

    Electrical Hazards – Overhead Clearances