3 Safety Tips For Linemen
When it comes to linemen, a small mistake can be the difference between life and death. It is definitely a job that is not for the faint hearted, but that doesn’t mean that you must put your life at risk every day.
At JY Products, our team believes that the best way to prevent injury and death is to have the right training, climbing equipment, and experience to mitigate different challenges on the job. This is why we have compiled a comprehensive list of safety tips that should be kept in mind as you and your team go through your everyday duties.
Use the Appropriate Tools for Your Job Situation
Make sure to always wear and bring the right tools and equipment for the situation at hand. Whether it is by wearing the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) or making an extra trip to get the right tool to fix the issue at hand, make sure to take the time to assess the situation.
This is even more important when considering that sometimes linemen and women will have to improvise on the job. Especially when working on a pole that can be up to 120 feet in height, it is important that efficiency and time-saving should not be the priority when conducting operations.
Inspect Your Tools and Equipment
It can be easy to just rush into getting started for the day or wanting to finish a task as quickly as possible. However, taking those few minutes to check your different equipment can not only save you a lot of time, but can even save your life during emergencies.
Before you get into your safety gear and grab your power tools, make sure that there aren’t any cut or frayed straps, that there are no broken teeth on your drum, that the stress link has been put properly into place. There are many other things to consider, and it might be a good idea to compile a list to be placed in a visible location and referred to before every assignment.
Be Prepared and Stay Focused
A typical lineman or linewoman will spend a lot of time in the hair, more than 15 feet above ground. In fact, this will probably be a daily occurrence. In any job, it is easy to start going on auto-pilot when a routine has been set, however, it is important that you and your team are in the best of conditions before you start work at all times. This means taking breaks when required and having open communication with your team to ensure that everyone has the best support and optimal concentration levels.
Get Quality Tools and Equipment at JY Products
At JY Products, our team is committed to providing the tools, protection and equipment for linemen and women. This is done through offering the best and most diverse array of products, as well as honest and clear customer service.For more information on how our company can better meet the needs of you and your team, you can contact us at 281-799-7342 or fill up an online form and our friendly service staff will be happy to answer all of your questions.