OSHA is the industry standard leader when it comes to all safety related work procedures and practices. Among the many training schedules that are workshopped on behalf of companies and their employees around the country are pole top rescue training and bucket rescue training. Many of the training programs being run are designed to accommodate physically active workers.
Class examples include those who work on overhead lines or in transformers, vaults and so-called man-ways. Scheduled workshops are team-based. The idea behind this is that no dedicated rescue operation can be carried out successfully by just one person. Realistic expectations are at the back of the minds of qualified training instructors. The realization is that there can be no standard, one size fits all training procedure and subsequent rescue operation.
There is the OSHA recognition that each company involved in a rescue operation will be different. Each company owner or manager is recommended to make a careful evaluation of all the underlying hazards prevalent in their work space. They are also required to make a list of their routine job procedures. Such information needs to be passed on to the OSHA training team involved so that they can make an accurate assessment of what kind of rescue plan needs to be put into place as well as what type of training schedule needs to be drawn up.
One bucket rescue exercise is known as the bucket truck ballot. There are a number of pole top rescue exercises to be followed. These include wooden pole top and metal or concrete pole top rescue exercises. For those working in transformers, a specialized transformer confined space rescue training program has been put together. Recommendations can be made easily enough but company owners need to be mindful that training initiatives are also mandated.