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Best Practice: Qualified Observer
SUBJECT: QUALIFIED OBSERVER
PRACTICE STATEMENT: Identify and utilize qualified observer for critical tasks.
PRACTICE DESCRIPTION: A member of the crew shall be identified to act as an observer to ensure clearances are maintained, PPE, and effective cover-up is installed. The observer shall be capable of the identifying nominal voltages, energized components, minimum approach distances, and proper safe work practices while crewmembers are working on energized lines.
NOTE: This section is not intended to mandate staffing requirements.
The ET&D Partnership maintains a Web site in support of this Partnership. For more information on Best Practices visit Powerlinesafety.org
Page last updated: 04/15/2010