Quote Originally Posted by Davebones View Post
Have a contractor that is coming in with a bucket truck to change our parking lot metal halide lamps that are out . He wants to do this while energized . I say this is not allowed anymore . Just wondered if the contractors out there are doing this " HOT " . ???
Quote Originally Posted by Davebones View Post
Didn't ask " What About " , Gravity , LOTO , Machine jerky , Gloves , Glasses , Communication ,Capacitor , ground guy , etc ... Was asking if contractors are working these while energized ! Have worked on jobs where someone was killed ( 4160V electrocution ) ( 277V electrocution ) ( 120V electrocution ) ( fall from D ring in Nuclear plant ) ( Fall from smokestack at coal plant ) ( Crushed by coal train unloading ) ( Fall from building steel ) ( 230KV electrocution ) ( Fall into sulfuric acid pit ) ( fell from JLG lift ) etc ...I try to be as safe as possible with contractors coming in . I know a lot of people think OHSA is overboard but I do know that the safety is better than when I started in the trade . The operator was trained , he had gloves , glasses , a ground man , a harness , a phone . When I started in the trade there wasn't training you went with a journeyman and learned that way . They wanted to change them while energized I said no . My question are contractors working these lights hot !
I didn't want to re answer the question you answered.... That contractor is obviously changing lights energized. So therefore yes contractors are changing lights energized. But sounds to me like they are a good one if they limited all the other hazards lots overlook, and if they did it themselves, even better.