6 December 2006
Including change 1, 7 December 2006
Pre-Work Procedures. Do not start work until the requirements of Table 8-6
have been completed.
Table 8-4. Pre-Work Procedures Overhead Line
1. Determine existing conditions and complete a job hazard analysis (see Chapter 2).
2. Determine the voltage rating of circuits to be worked on, distances to other energized
lines, and location of work. Evaluate the following:
a. If aerial lift equipment can be used.
b. What personnel qualifications are needed for the work.
c. If special equipment, tools, or hazard protection are needed.
3. Prepare a written standard operating procedure.
4. Obtain energized work approval/permit (not applicable for Navy)
5. Review work and safety precautions with the crew before work begins (including tailgate
6. Inspect tools/equipment before starting work.
General Job-in-Progress Procedures. Observe the precautions given in
Table 8-5 before proceeding with the procedures provided in Table 8-6.
Table 8-5. Energized Work Precautions Overhead Line
1. Check that circuit automatic reclosing devices have been made inoperative while work is
2. All items of a voltage class lower than required for the work should not be available to the
workers at the work site.
3. Exercise special care when working in the proximity of equipment such as fuses, surge
arresters, and similar equipment, or where conductor checks indicate burns or other
defects in conductors, tie wires, and insulators. Procedures may require that some
equipment be bypassed for the duration of the work.
4. Comply with adverse weather and number of qualified worker requirements.