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safety and ppe
Southeast LinemanTraining Center stresses safe working practices in everything that we teach because it’s the most important issue for lineworkers. Even though linework is now considered to be safer than several construction trades, there is little to no room for mistakes. Students will learn safety procedures and the hazards of not following them.
“IN BETTER THAN 75% OF THE CASES, THE PERSON WHO WAS INJURED OR KILLED FAILED TO FOLLOW SAFETY PROCEDURES, AND/OR FAILED TO HAVE ON THEIR PPE.” ~ Carl Potter, Safety Consultant
SLTC provides the best real world training environment possible to teach students safe working skills. By the time you graduate from the ELP, safety skills will have become second nature to you. Taking these skills with you to your employers will provide you with a long and safe career.
The  rst line of defense for a lineworker is his or her Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). At SLTC, students are equipped with Personal Protective Equipment required by OSHA standards. They are expected to have all their PPE on them at all times while on the training grounds.
During a typical training day in the  eld, students receive instruction from the foreman through what we call a tailboard discussion. Each tailboard discussion includes, but is not limited to:
+ PPE compliance
+ Energy source control
+ Job description for that day + Safety rules
+ Specialty tools to be used
+ Traf c control
+ Hazards associated with the job + Hazard mitigation methods
If a bucket or digger derrick truck is to be used, discussions also include:
+ Wheel chocking
+ Wearing of a harness with lanyard + Cones
+ Rigging
+ Truck set-up
+ Pre-operational inspections
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