6 December 2006
Including change 1, 7 December 2006
Table 5-1. Rubber Insulating Equipment Voltage Requirements
1 Wear leather protectors over rubber gloves. Minimum length is the length of exposed
rubber glove beyond the leather protector.
5-2.2.1 Protective equipment must be positioned to protect workers against
unforeseen hazards such as slipping, cutting out, leaning back, or falling.
5-2.2.2 Protective equipment must be placed by working from a level below the wires
or insulators on the pole or structure, beginning with those nearest the climbing space,
and covering the live parts in the order of their distance away from the climbing space.
5-2.2.3 Cover other points of contact, such as grounded guys, equipment, and
secondary wires to provide complete protection.
5-2.2.5 The removal of protective equipment must be done with equal care, working
below the level of wires and insulators. The order of removal must be the reverse of the
order of placement.
Use of Rubber Gloves
. Wear rubber gloves with leather protectors suitable
for the purpose when climbing or working on installations or structures in the vicinity of
live circuits, or in the vicinity of any wire or equipment that may become energized by
remote or accidental means. Do not use rubber gloves without leather protector gloves
over them. Liners are available for use inside the rubber gloves to absorb perspiration.
Use only the gloves assigned, except in case of emergency.
Keep sleeves of wearing apparel tucked inside the cuffs of the rubber gloves.
Put on rubber gloves before getting within reaching distance of live wires or
Do not remove gloves until out of the reaching distance of live wires or parts.
Take care to keep hands away from contact points where an arc may form.