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nonconductive handlines to the overhead ground wires aid in the positioning of the
conductor cart on the conductor(s). The conductor cart and workman can be
positioned directly on the conductor(s) at a dead-end structure by means of an
insulated tower boom.
c. Bonding.- The energized workman preparing to position the conductor cart on the
conductor(s) shall not made physical contact with the conductor cart until it is at the
same voltage potential as the workman. This can be accomplished by either allowing
the conductor cart to be pulled up against the conductor(s) to which the workman is
bonded, or by having the workman reach out and energize the conductor cart with a
bond. A workman need not be bonded while in the conductor cart.
d. Mounting the Conductor Cart.- Workmen can mount conductor carts from most
types of insulated and insulating personnel-support equipment, including aerial-lift
equipment and insulating ladders. Both the workman and the conductor cart are
normally mounted on the conductor(s) by means of the insulated tower boom. A
workman mounting a conductor cart from insulated personnel-support equipment
shall remain safety-strapped to the insulated personnel-support equipment until
safely inside the conductor cart. A workman mounting insulated personnel-support
equipment from a conductor cart shall safety-strap to the insulated personnel-
support equipment before stepping up and out of the conductor cart. A safety
harness and safety rope may be used instead of the conventional lineman's body
belt and safety strap while working in a conductor cart.
e. Passing Objects.- Objects that are to be passed by hot stick to the workman in the
conductor cart shall not be passed directly to the workman, but shall first be touched
to the energized circuit.
f. Safety Lines.- When using a conductor cart on a single conductor, the workman in
the conductor cart shall wear a safety harness. A nonconductive rope lifeline shall
be attached to the safety harness, pass up through a set of running sheaves on an
overhead ground wire, then down to a secure lifeline anchorage at ground level. The
safety harness shall be in accordance with subsection 3.9.5. The nonconductive
rope lifeline shall be in accordance with subsection 3.11, and the lifeline anchor
shall be in accordance with subsection 3.9.2.
20 (FIST 3 - 29 5/90)
This Information is Reprinted From UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE
INTERIOR BUREAU OF RECLAMATION