Video on Vehicle Grounding and Ground Hazards around Distribution Circuits

Practical takeaways from tests and analysis of hazards at ground level

This video covers grounding and personnel protection related to vehicles that may come in contact with overhead distribution lines. It also covers other ground hazards, including workers interfacing with switches, reclosers controls, and other ground-mounted equipment. Topics include:

  • Use of insulation and isolation
  • Benefits of bonding to the system neutral
  • Lack of protection provided by a local ground rod
  • Impact of tires (flashovers and fire ignition)
  • Impact of outrigger pads
  • Use of rubber gloves
  • Use of insulated footwear

The video is aimed at line workers to highlight key lessons learned from real-world testing and analysis.

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