Just an addendum to my last post.
I did a job on a Live 33kV Pad-mount Transformer last weekend, to connect in new 400V Distribution Mains.(Under the Sidewalk)
An elderly fella came out from the house next to the transformer and told me to get the Hell out of the place!.
I told him I worked for the local PoCo and produced my ID card (Considering I was wearing PoCo overalls and jerkin)
He used to be the old Lines Supervisor at the PoCo!.
We were talking about different things and I said to him to stop talking while I changed the Auto-Tap Changer.
He said to me that all this Live stuff these days is a joke.
I can't dis-agree with a guy that had 45 years experience with everything from 230V to 33kV and all things in between.
They worked dead in them days, he made sure of it!.
Being a Liney that uses Live Glove and Barrier techniques, where did we go wrong?.
Or are we just puppets, nowdays?.