Line of Fire: Working Aloft Safety

Line of Fire: Working Aloft

  • Establish a drop zone, an area below any work being performed aloft. Drop zone size depends on work scope and potential for falling tools and equipment. Keep the drop zone clear of people
  • If work at the structure base is unavoidable, inform the worker above. Make sure work stops. Secure tools and equipment prior to working below
  • Materials should never be dropped from a pole. Use tool bags and hand lines when providing tools and equipment to the employee aloft
  • Stay clear of conductors and equipment actively being worked. Never position yourself or vehicles under them