6 December 2006
Including change 1, 7 December 2006
10-14.2.4 Do not allow anyone to touch the truck or equipment when aerial equipment
is operating in or near energized conductors. The vehicle must be grounded, or if not
grounded, must be considered as energized and properly barricaded.
10-14.2.5 The requirements for use of rubber or other protective equipment while
working on poles and structures also apply to work from aerial buckets. Consult
Chapter 5 for additional information on rubber protective equipment.
10-14.2.6 Use a body harness with a secured safety lanyard for any work from an
\ basket or platform unless the manufacture of the equipment precludes
use of a harness based on the manufacture of the equipment and applicable OSHA
standards. /1/ Harnesses shall be arc-flash rated in accordance with ASTM F887-04.
Do not belt off to an adjacent pole, structure, or equipment while working from an aerial
\ Use the manufacturer's provided attachment point on the equipment. /1/
10-14.2.7 Do not wear climbers while performing work from an aerial lift.
10-14.2.8 Wear personnel protective equipment as shown in Table 4-1.
\ 10-14.2.9 Only qualified electrical workers may operate aerial lift equipment the
approach distances shown below:
APPROACH DISTANCES FOR QUALIFIED
EMPLOYEES - ALTERNATING CURRENT
Voltage range (phase to phase) | Minimum approach distance
300V and less
Over 300V, not over 750V
1 ft. 0 in. (30.5 cm).
Over 750V, not over 2kV
1 ft. 6 in. (46 cm).
Over 2kV, not over 15kV
2 ft. 0 in. (61 cm).
Over 15kV, not over 37kV
3 ft. 0 in. (91 cm).
Over 37kV, not over 87.5kV
3 ft. 6 in. (107 cm).
Over 87.5kV, not over 121kV
4 ft. 0 in. (122 cm).
Over 121kV, not over 140kV
4 ft. 6 in. (137 cm).
Any vehicle or mechanical equipment capable of having parts of its structure elevated
near energized overhead lines shall be operated so that a clearance of 10 ft. (305 cm) is
maintained. If the voltage is higher than 50kV, the clearance shall be increased 4 in. (10
cm) for every 10kV over that voltage. However, under any of the following conditions,
the clearance may be reduced: