30.20. Communications Cable, Antenna and Communications Systems Checklist.

30.20.1. Are flammable wastes disposed of at the end of each shift in clearly marked metal
containers? Reference 30.1.1

30.20.2. Are workers aware of the risk of electromagnetic interference for persons who have
electrically active medical implants? Reference 30.1.3

30.20.3. Are procedures established to protect personnel and notify the installation Radiation Safety
Officer if an electron tube containing radioactive materials is broken? Reference

30.20.4. Are regulators removed, safety caps installed and compressed gas cylinders properly
secured during transport or when not in use? Reference 30.2.5

30.20.5. Are compressed gas cylinders secured, stored away from excessive heat and protected from
the direct rays of the sun? Reference

30.20.6. Do workers adhere to established safety practices when working near exposed electrical
circuits or maintenance and installation activities, such as not wearing rings, watches or other
conductive objects; not using or carrying in pockets, metallic measuring rules, tools or metal-cased
objects; and avoiding working in wet clothes? Reference 30.3.1

30.20.7. Are electrical circuits de-energized, and locked and tagged out before attempting any work,
unless the work requires the circuits to remain energized? Reference 30.3.5

30.20.8. Do workers wear arc-fault protective clothing when work tasks expose them to a potential
for arc flash? Reference 30.3.5

30.20.9. Are workers trained on the proper procedures to be accomplished if leakage of suspected
PCBs is detected during work on transformers? Reference 30.3.9

30.20.10. Have the installation (FES) Flight and the emergency response personnel been provided
maps with routes to locations of remote work sites? Reference 30.3.11

30.20.11. Are metal workbenches and those that are metal framed or metal legged, which are used
for repairing and testing electronic equipment, grounded? Reference

30.20.12. Is the soldering work area free of combustible materials and equipped with fire
extinguishers? References 30.3.15

30.20.13. Is proper face protection used by personnel performing soldering tasks? Reference

30.20.14. Is the soldering work area properly ventilated? Reference

30.20.15. Do workers who use heaters and torches in tents ensure the tent material is fire resistant
and the tent is adequately ventilated during use of this equipment? Reference 30.3.16

30.20.16. Have all workers required to perform duties on communications systems or act as safety
observers received first aid and CPR training? Reference 30.4.1

30.20.17. Are personnel who are required to enter confined spaces trained in self-rescue? Reference

30.20.18. Is a pre-task safety briefing performed prior to any task requiring the use of or exposure to
hazardous materials? Reference

30.20.19. Is the training for all workers required to perform duties on communications systems or act
as safety observers documented properly? Reference 30.4.3

30.20.20. Are warning devices and barriers used when motor vehicle traffic is a potential hazard to
personnel working in manholes or on aerial lifts? Reference 30.5.1

30.20.21. Are appropriate warning signs or AFVAs available and used when working in and around
communications systems work sites? Reference 30.5.4

30.20.22. Is emergency equipment available to personnel exposed to high voltage when performing
communications maintenance tasks? Reference 30.5.7

30.20.23. Are hard hats issued to personnel who work on and around poles, overhead structures,
tower and antenna construction jobs? Reference

30.20.24. Are all tools and equipment maintained in safe condition? Reference 30.6.1

30.20.25. Are nonconductive tools used when performing work on energized C-E equipment?
Reference 30.6.2

30.20.26. Are all ladders used to support electrical work of proper design (wood or fiberglass)?
Reference 30.6.4

30.20.27. If metal ladders or wood ladders with metal reinforced siderails are used, are they stored
away from electrical equipment and are the side rails of metal ladders stenciled ―DANGER-DO

30.20.28. When working close to energized overhead power lines, are procedures in place to prevent
equipment or aerial lifts from violating minimum distances? Reference 30.7.1

30.20.29. Are workers assigned duties that require climbing poles or structures trained? Reference

30.20.30. When performing work on aerial communication cable and antenna systems, are safety
observers current in climbing certification? Reference 30.9.7

30.20.31. Prior to climbing communication poles or antenna supports, are workers equipped and
wearing suitable PPE? Reference 30.9.12

30.20.32. Are natural fiber, nylon, or wire ropes inspected for deterioration, fraying or broken
strands prior to use and discarded if found to be unsafe? References

30.20.33. During work on or near radomes, are personnel required to wear hard hats and safety-toed
shoes? Reference 30.9.20

30.20.34. Are workers instructed in the hazards of non-ionizing radiation associated with radar and
microwave equipment? Reference 30.15.1

30.20.35. Are workers instructed on the hazards of working with RF transmitters and antennas?
Reference 30.15.2

30.20.36. Do workers check handlines for serviceability prior to use? Reference 30.17.6

30.20.37. Do workers wear safety straps and harnesses when working on elevated work platforms?
Reference 30.17.7

30.20.38. Do workers wear insulating rubber gloves when handling suspension strand that is being
installed on joint-use poles? Reference 30.17.7

30.20.39. Prior to operating a special purpose vehicle, is the vehicle visually inspected for
serviceability, condition, correct assembly for the operation, proper storage of equipment and worn
equipment? Reference 30.18.1

30.20.40. Prior to the operation of a winch, is a safety observer positioned in the front and well clear
of the winch being used? Reference 30.18.2

30.20.41. When operating a truck-mounted winch, is the vehicle operator trained and familiar with
the operation of a winch gear train and power takeoff lever movement? Reference 30.18.2

30.20.42. Do winch operators wear leather palm gloves when handling a winch line? Reference

30.20.43. Prior to use, do winch operators inspect the winch line for defects such as broken or worn
strands, kinks, flat spots and worn eye loops? Reference

Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.