Guy can't have had his Line gloves on!,
It's accidents like this that really get my goat, just ignorance to basic safety measures.
Standard safety practice means that after the line(s) has been isolated and tested to ensure proper isolation of the correct system, Earthing clamps and bonding wires are attached to the line and these are fitted to a temporary Earth point(driven stake).
All Air-Break Switches and other such devices on the same section of line are multiply padlocked in the open position and tagged.
When the work is finished, the earths are removed, phasing checks are done and every worker at the site will remove thier personal lock from the switches, etc.
The beauty of the multi-tag system is that the work cannot be re-energised until ALL of the people at the job have finished and have removed thier tags/locks.
Hope this helps, Donnie.
[This message has been edited by Trumpy (edited 05-30-2003).]
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