The HALOS is safer for the utility to install than the rubber hoses.
- Helps prevent live line contact in construction zones.
- Easy to install non-conductive poles and ropes.
- Fiberglass poles are 14ft in length with 4ft attached to the cross arm, spacing the rope 10ft away from the conductors
- Gives a buffer zone to construction crews that meet the limits on how close untrained workers can get to energized lines or equipment, per OSHA 29 CFR1910.333(c)(3)(i)(A)(1) and 1926.960(c)(1)(iii)
Did you Know?
- Labor Statistics for 1992-2006 show that 84% of crane deaths were from overhead power lines!
- A utility that started using the HALOS has not had a live line contact when the system has been in use!
- The HALOS is safer for the utility to install than the rubber hoses:
- When placing the HALOS onto the cross arm you can be over 5 feet away
- To tighten the screws onto the crossarm, a “shotgun” hot stick can be used
- These safety protocols lessen the chance of contact by their employees.