Use Peer Checking to Avoid Adverse Consequences
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Type:  Lessons Learned

Publisher:  Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID

Published As:  Public

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Topics:  Electrical, Hoisting and Rigging, Heavy Equipment

When configuration of a work area is such that any part of the work evolution creates a blind spot for individuals working with moving equipment, a spotter should be utilized to provide equipment movement directions to avoid any adverse consequences. On April 23rd, 2020, effective communication between an equipment operator and a spotter could have prevented damage to a lighting fixture during the operation of a boom lift.

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