OHS Code Explanation Guide

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 40 Utility Workers – Electrical

Explanation of Rules Referenced from the ECUC, Second Edition

Rule 4-228 Trimming tree distance

As mentioned in the explanation to rule 4-226, utility tree trimmers are subject to the clearance distances specified in Table 4-7 when they use rated insulated tools and when they use rated insulated tools from a rated insulated aerial device.

Utility tree trimmers have more extensive training than utility tree workers or other workers and therefore different clearance distances apply. “Other” workers are considered to be individuals working under the direct supervision of a tree trimmer or tree worker i.e. entry-level position within the utility tree work industry.