Ensure Your Linemen Receive Proper Bucket Truck Rescue Training

Linemen do dangerous work every day. The best way to stay safe on the job is to follow the appropriate protocols and train as much as possible. That includes training for both routine tasks and emergency rescue situations. In fact, OSHA requires teams to be up-to-date on bucket truck rescue training, pole top rescue training, and transformer confined space rescue training to be compliant with regulation 1910.269.

Help your workers stay safe and informed by scheduling training as needed. It’s not just about regulatory compliance; a little time taken out of the day could save a life. Often, training is available on-site to make the lessons both more convenient and more immediate for you and your employees.

Responding Quickly to Any Rescue Scenario

One of the first things people learn in bucket truck rescue training is that no two emergencies are the same — and thus no two rescues are the same. It’s impossible to train people for every scenario in a single course, so training instead focuses on teaching linemen how to respond and adapt to emergencies.

First and foremost, linemen learn how to evaluate the unique hazards of each situation and act decisively. It is crucial to respond as quickly as possible. If a lineman’s heart stops due to contact with electricity, permanent brain damage from oxygen deprivation can occur as quickly as four to six minutes.

Other Course Goals

In addition to acting decisively, bucket truck rescue training also includes how to lower the boom during an emergency using the truck’s lower controls, the auxiliary power systems, or the boom’s holding valves. Likewise, students learn how to safely remove an injured or unconscious person from the bucket once it is near the ground, among other fundamentals. For full details on course goals, contact your trainers.

Rely on Texas Rope Rescue for effective rescue training for your linemen.