CRANES, SHOVELS, BACKHOES, AND RELATED EQUIPMENT. A decal, Form
7-1941, for this purpose is available on request from the Denver Office (Attention
2.1.1. Grounding Mobile Equipment. Mobile rubber-tired equipment with booms or
extensions above the cab level shall be equipped with a minimum 1/0 AWG extra
flexible copper or equivalent ground lead for use whenever the equipment is
operated where it is possible to bring any part of the equipment within 10 feet (3
meters) [15 feet (4.5 meters) for 500 kV and above] of energized high-voltage lines
and equipment. See
2.2 Minimum Distance Requirements for Equipment Being Operated Near
Energized Facilities by Power O&M Employees.
Distance requirements for equipment operated by nonpower employees are covered
in paragraph 2.1. Power employees trained and certified in equipment operation for
energized facility maintenance may use mechanized equipment in conjunction with
work on or near energized facilities if no part of the mechanized equipment is
operated within 10 feet (3 meters) of an energized part, except that:
2.2.1. For vehicles and booms, in transit with no load and boom lowered, the
equipment distance shall be a minimum of 4 feet (1.2 meters) for voltages less than
50 kV, 10 feet (3 meters) for voltages over 50 kV and up to and including 345 kV,
and 16 feet (4.9 meters) for voltages over 345 kV and up to and including 750 kV.
monitored by an observer.
2.2.3. Equipment may be operated between 10 feet (3 meters) and the distances
a. Specific written procedures, including a job hazard analysis, as defined in
ROMSS, for the proposed operation have been developed, signed by the foreman,
and reviewed by the foreman's supervisor.
b. The foreman has the written procedures in his or her possession and has
reviewed them with all crew members prior to the start of the operation and each day
that the work continues thereafter (tailgate meetings).
c. A Hot Line Order has been issued.
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