30.20. Communications Cable, Antenna and Communications Systems Checklist

Are flammable wastes disposed of at the end of each shift in clearly marked metal containers? AFI 91-203 para. 30.1.1

Are workers aware of the risk of electromagnetic interference for persons who have electrically active medical implants? AFI 91-203 para. 30.1.3

Are procedures established to protect personnel and notify the installation Radiation Safety Officer if an electron tube containing radioactive materials is broken? AFI 91-203 para.

Are regulators removed, safety caps installed and compressed gas cylinders properly secured during transport or when not in use? AFI 91-203 para. 30.2.5

Are compressed gas cylinders secured, stored away from excessive heat and protected from the direct rays of the sun? AFI 91-203 para.

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? AFI 91-203 para. 30.3.1

Are electrical circuits de-energized, and locked and tagged out before attempting any work, unless the work requires the circuits to remain energized? AFI 91-203 para. 30.3.5

Do workers wear arc-fault protective clothing when work tasks expose them to a potential for arc flash? AFI 91-203 para. 30.3.5

Are workers trained on the proper procedures to be accomplished if leakage of suspected PCBs is detected during work on transformers? AFI 91-203 para. 30.3.9

Have the installation (FES) Flight and the emergency response personnel been provided maps with routes to locations of remote work sites? AFI 91-203 para. 30.3.11

Are metal workbenches and those that are metal framed or metal legged, which are used for repairing and testing electronic equipment, grounded? AFI 91-203 para.

Is the soldering work area free of combustible materials and equipped with fire extinguishers? AFI 91-203 para. 30.3.15

Is proper face protection used by personnel performing soldering tasks? AFI 91-203 para.

Is the soldering work area properly ventilated? AFI 91-203 para.

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? AFI 91-203 para. 30.3.16

Have all workers required to perform duties on communications systems or act as safety observers received first aid and CPR training? AFI 91-203 para. 30.4.1

Are personnel who are required to enter confined spaces trained in self-rescue? AFI 91-203 para.

Is a pre-task safety briefing performed prior to any task requiring the use of or exposure to hazardous materials? AFI 91-203 para.

Is the training for all workers required to perform duties on communications systems or act as safety observers documented properly? AFI 91-203 para. 30.4.3

Are warning devices and barriers used when motor vehicle traffic is a potential hazard to personnel working in manholes or on aerial lifts? AFI 91-203 para. 30.5.1

Are appropriate warning signs or AFVAs available and used when working in and around communications systems work sites? AFI 91-203 para. 30.5.4

Is emergency equipment available to personnel exposed to high voltage when performing communications maintenance tasks? AFI 91-203 para. 30.5.7

Are hard hats issued to personnel who work on and around poles, overhead structures, tower and antenna construction jobs? AFI 91-203 para.

Are all tools and equipment maintained in safe condition? AFI 91-203 para. 30.6.1

Are nonconductive tools used when performing work on energized C-E equipment? AFI 91-203 para. 30.6.2

Are all ladders used to support electrical work of proper design (wood or fiberglass)? AFI 91-203 para. 30.6.4

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

When working close to energized overhead power lines, are procedures in place to prevent equipment or aerial lifts from violating minimum distances? AFI 91-203 para. 30.7.1

Are workers properly trained to perform duties that require climbing poles or structures trained? AFI 91-203 para.

When performing work on aerial communication cable and antenna systems, are safety observers current in climbing certification? AFI 91-203 para. 30.9.7

Prior to climbing communication poles or antenna supports, are workers equipped and wearing suitable PPE? AFI 91-203 para. 30.9.12

Are natural fiber, nylon, or wire ropes inspected for deterioration, fraying or broken strands prior to use and discarded if found to be unsafe? AFI 91-203 para.

During work on or near radomes, are personnel wearing hard hats and safety-toed shoes? AFI 91-203 para. 30.9.20

Are workers instructed in the hazards of non-ionizing radiation associated with radar and microwave equipment? AFI 91-203 para/ 30.15.1

Are workers instructed on the hazards of working with RF transmitters and antennas? AFI 91-203 para. 30.15.2

Do workers check handlines for serviceability prior to use? AFI 91-203 para. 30.17.6

Do workers wear safety straps and harnesses when working on elevated work platforms? AFI 91-203 para. 30.17.7

Do workers wear insulating rubber gloves when handling suspension strand that is being installed on joint-use poles? AFI 91-203 para. 30.17.7

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? AFI 91-203 para. 30.18.1

Prior to the operation of a winch, is a safety observer positioned in the front and well clear of the winch being used? AFI 91-203 para. 30.18.2

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? AFI 91-203 para. 30.18.2

Do winch operators wear leather palm gloves when handling a winch line? AFI 91-203 para.

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? AFI 91-203 para.


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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.