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Also see the OSH Answers on Platforms – Elevating platforms for more information.
Measure the distance to electrical wires and maintain minimum clearance distances according to safety regulations.
Measure distance from the extreme outside dimension of the work platform and equipment, the safety lines, cables, materials or tools handled to the nearest energized conductor. This conductor could be a wire, transformer or any other energized component. When the minimum distance cannot be maintained, stop all work and contact the authority controlling the electrical system for advice.
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