Technical brochure
TB 865 WG B2.64

Inspection and testing of tools, equipment and training for live-line work on overhead lines

If an Electrical Utility worker relies upon equipment as an insulating component which fails to meet the standard integrity, serious, even fatal injuries may occure. To meet worldwide standards of reliability, safety as well as compatibility, a robust Electrical Testing and Certification program or Safety Management System should be applied by electrical utility companies.

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Overhead lines

This Technical Brochure has been created by a Working Group from the CIGRE Overhead lines Study Committee which is one of CIGRE's 16 domains of work.
The field of activities of Study Committee B2 covers design, construction and operation of overhead lines. This includes the mechanical and electrical design of line components (conductors, ground wires, insulators, accessories, supports and their foundations), validation tests, the assessment of the state of line components and elements, maintenance, refurbishment
and life extension as well as upgrading and uprating of existing overhead lines.

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