Line Technicians: Dressed for Success
But you don't have the same outfit Chad does. That's why you should never try to touch any utility line, even if you think it's dead.
- Hard Hat-Protects head from falling objects and bumps. Also insulates head in case of electrical contact.
- Safety Glasses-Protects eyes from debris, flying objects and other hazards.
- Rubber Sleeves-Protects shoulders and arms from electrical contact.
- Rubber Gloves-Insulates hands and fingers from live electrical circuit. Allows line technicians to repair lines without cutting off your power.
- Leather Protectors-Protects rubber gloves from punctures.
- Rubber Overshoes-Insulates feet from electrical current.
- Fire Resistant Shirt-Protects against flames, flash fire and electric arc.
- Climbing Belt-Securely supports line technician's weight when climbing poles. Also holds tools and supplies to free hands as necessary.
- Fiberglass Extendable Stick-telescopes to 30 feet and allows line technician to perform some tasks from the ground.