During line pole rescue operations, the rescue rope is often passed
over a crossarm or other pole attachment above the victim. Snubbing
action, to assist in lowering the victim, is accomplished by
tieing the rope to the victim's safety strap.
passing the rope through the victim's D-rings.
completing a turn of the rope around the crossarm.
doubling the end of the rope around the victim's body.
Treatment for shock is advised whenever severe injury is involved.
Shock symptoms include
weak pulse, faintness, warm body surface, and rapid breathing.
weak pulse, clammy body surface, dizziness, and rapid breathing.
fast pulse, cold body
narrow eye pupils.
fast pulse, dilated eye pupils, clammy body surface and slow and
Special equipment used in construction or maintenance of pole lines
has been installed on modified versions of Trunk V-18/MTQ.
working with the truck on a hillside, it is recommended that in
extreme cases, the emergency brake be set, the
rear wheels be chocked, and heavy timbers be placed against the
front wheels be chocked, and heavy timbers be placed against the
rear wheels be chocked, and additional chocks be placed against
the rear wheels.
front wheels be chocked, and the transmission lever be engaged.