6 December 2006
Including change 1, 7 December 2006
Figure 5-1. Support Points of Full Body Harness
FULL BODY HARNESS
Forces distributed over the body. Sliding back rings keep body upright.
Always use fiberglass ladders and platforms. Refer to local procedures for
guidance regarding ladder inspection, care, and use.
LIVE-LINE (HOT-LINE) TOOLS. Live-line tools are only as safe as their
continued care and inspection make them. ANSI/IEEE 516 and IEEE 978 provide
additional information on maintenance and testing. ANSI/IEEE 935 is the guide to be
used for tool terminology.
Manufacture. Tools must be manufactured to meet ASTM F 18 series
specifications as appropriate to the device and material. The insulating tool portion can
be made of fiberglass-reinforced plastic (FRP) or wood. FRP must be used, if possible,
as it does not absorb moisture, is impervious to oil-borne materials and solvents, is
stronger, and is a better insulator than wood. Like any insulator, FRP must be kept
clean and dry to maintain its insulating ability. Use only live-line tools that have a
manufacturer's certification as having been tested to meet the following minimum
5-4.1.1 FRP. A FRP tool must have withstood 100,000 V ac per ft (305 mm) of length
for 5 minutes.
5-4.1.2 Wood. A wooden tool must have withstood 75,000 V ac per ft (305 mm) of
length for 3 minutes. Wooden tools are not authorized for use.
Authorized Types of Tools. All tools must be FRP tools. Replace existing
wooden tools with new FRP tools.
Records. Records must be maintained for all live-line tools to demonstrate
satisfactory accomplishment of laboratory and shop testing.