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Top 50 Class A Lineman Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Class A Lineman. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Class A Lineman resumes they appeared on. For example, 14.7% of Class A Lineman resumes contained Pole Setting as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Class A Lineman actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

These are the most important skills for a Class A Lineman:

1. Pole Setting

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2. Phase Transformer

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Here's how Phase Transformer is used in Class A Lineman jobs:
  • Check rotation in 3 phase transformers.
  • Connect single or 3 phase transformers.

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3. Bucket Truck

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Here's how Bucket Truck is used in Class A Lineman jobs:
  • Operated bucket trucks according to Company policies and state/federal laws.
  • Experience with bucket trucks, digger, derrick trucks, backhoe, trencher, forklifts and dump trucks.
  • Maintained and operated line and bucket trucks, trenchers, and augers to dig holes and set poles.
  • Repaired and installed street lights, read meters, operated a bucket truck and digger derrick.
  • Experienced in working in Bucket Trucks up to 105 feet with voltage up to 19.9 KV.
  • Operate bucket truck, operate underground truck, run primary risers, terminate primary cable.
  • Climbed poles or used bucket trucks to access equipment and conduct replacements or repairs.
  • Worked in the bucket truck, climbed poles, and helped set poles.
  • Climbed power poles to preform work when bucket truck access was not available.
  • Stock, maintain, and upkeep the Bucket Truck and equipment.
  • Operated bucket truck and auger system to set/remove utility poles.
  • Trained in pole top and bucket truck rescue.
  • Operate bucket trucks to perform dead work.
  • Operate bucket truck and derrick truck.
  • Operate bucket truck for two years.
  • Operated various types of heavy equipment from bucket trucks, Digger Derrick trucks, trenchers, crane trucks and backhoes.
  • Trained knowledge of all overhead and underground utilities, skilled in overhead bucket trucks, and pole cat equiptment
  • Climbed Electric Poles Drove an Operated Digger Trucks, Bucket Trucks Worked on Secondaries Stocked the truck with materials Performed Storm Work
  • Operate bucket truck Operate yard machine Working on pioneers system Change cutouts and arrestors
  • operated bucket truck derrick digger *Operated Machinery/trackhoe/backhoe/dozor *wire and install transformers 3 pot banks 2 pot banks.

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4. Safety Practices

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  • Adhere to safety practices and procedures, such as checking equipment regularly and erecting barriers around work areas.
  • Adhered to safety practices and proper procedures.

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5. Secondary Voltage

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Here's how Secondary Voltage is used in Class A Lineman jobs:
  • Identify primary and secondary voltages on circuits.
  • Promoted to a Class-C Lineman which allowed me to work with 120-240 secondary voltage on underground and overhead power lines.

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6. New Construction

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Here's how New Construction is used in Class A Lineman jobs:
  • Trimmed trees and bushes prior to new construction, during repair of damaged lines and as part of routine maintenance.
  • Read blue prints for the new construction or line upgrades.
  • Promote work safety while performing new construction, maintenance or repair work of energized and de-energized overhead work.
  • Worked safely while performing new construction, maintenance and repair work on energized and de-energized overhead lines.

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7. Electrical Systems

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Here's how Electrical Systems is used in Class A Lineman jobs:
  • Switch, tag, test and ground overhead and underground electrical systems.
  • Pole climbing, repair, and maintenance of electrical systems.
  • Performed maintenance and repair of high voltage distribution electrical systems Organized and set up hardware

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8. Line Truck

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Here's how Line Truck is used in Class A Lineman jobs:
  • Operated equipment such as; chain saws, line trucks, aerial lift trucks, trench diggers, and backhoes.
  • Drive, operate and maintain a class 45 line truck in the framing and replacing of wooden distribution poles.
  • Experienced at driving, setting up and operating bucket trucks, line trucks, road tractors and JLG lifts.
  • Used line truck to install helix anchors to back up distribution and transmission lines
  • Drive bucket truck and line truck with utility or pole trailer.
  • Operated backhoe, trencher, line truck & bucket truck
  • Operated and maintained a line truck.
  • Skilled in driving line trucks.
  • Run bucket truck, line truck and track hoe.
  • Drive and run line truck.
  • Operate highline truck, single bucket trucks, jib booms, line trucks and rear property machines.
  • Operated line trucks and digger trucks - Install Power lines
  • Line truck, bucket truck, frontend loader, jlg lift, altek lift, high ranger lift, ditch witch.
  • run a line truck an a tapanset truck junt trench I have class A CDL is with restrictions no tractor trailer

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9. Circuit Breakers

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10. Distribution Systems

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Here's how Distribution Systems is used in Class A Lineman jobs:
  • Work on electric utility company distribution systems at higher voltages.
  • Assisted in performing the work involved with installation, removal, inspection, and maintenance of electrical distribution systems.
  • Install and repair cables or wires used in electrical power or distribution systems.
  • Repair and maintain all overhead and underground distribution systems and transformers.
  • Install, maintain, and repair electrical distribution systems.
  • Second Class Lineman Installed and repaired the cables and wires used in electrical power and distribution systems.

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11. CDL

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Here's how CDL is used in Class A Lineman jobs:
  • Climb utility poles Accomplishments Obtain my class A cdl..

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12. Emergency Repairs

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Here's how Emergency Repairs is used in Class A Lineman jobs:
  • Handled customer requests for field installations and emergency repairs.
  • Performed emergency repairs, phases and connected circuits under load; performed load checks and balances feeders as required.
  • Participate in on-call rotation between employees, for weekly on-call duties to perform emergency repairs.

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13. Class Lineman

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Here's how Class Lineman is used in Class A Lineman jobs:
  • Worked in the Overhead and Underground departments, progressing to the classification of First Class Lineman.
  • Worked as a C class lineman, construction and maintenance of overhead power-lines.
  • Worked in 3rd Class Lineman position doing 1st Class Lineman work.
  • Worked up to 4th Class Lineman: Same duties as above.
  • Trained up to be a third class lineman.
  • Worked as a third-class lineman.
  • Started as a groundman and have grown to a First Class Lineman, and love what i do.
  • Worked my way up from a lowly groundman to a mighty b class lineman within 2 years.

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14. Distribution Lines

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Here's how Distribution Lines is used in Class A Lineman jobs:
  • Tested, repaired and improved wire connections to the transmission, distribution lines, sub-stations and switches.
  • General maintenance of distribution lines and pole.
  • Worked as lineman on distribution lines reconduct
  • Responsibilitiesworked out distribution lines hot .

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15. Heavy Equipment

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Here's how Heavy Equipment is used in Class A Lineman jobs:
  • Assist experienced lineman and operate heavy equipment
  • Operated many types of trucks and heavy equipment.

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16. Osha

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Here's how Osha is used in Class A Lineman jobs:
  • Helped plan and execute safe work environment under OSHA guidelines for my lower lineman and apprentices.
  • Adhered to OSHA, FRA and EPA regulations.

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17. PPE

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Here's how PPE is used in Class A Lineman jobs:
  • Installed and removed PPE, cover up, and mechanical jumpers.
  • Clipped wire in with use of a chain hoist.
  • Mapped systems, helped splice and seal cans.
  • Utilize all proper PPE when performing work.
  • Wear PPE, safety, hand tools.
  • perform rigorous physical labor installing and removing PPE and cover up.

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18. Digger Derrick

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Here's how Digger Derrick is used in Class A Lineman jobs:
  • Operated various pieces of equipment, including Aerial Bucket and Digger Derrick Trucks.

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19. Storm Restoration

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Here's how Storm Restoration is used in Class A Lineman jobs:
  • Pole change-outs and re-conduction, storm restoration in Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida.
  • Storm restoration, repair and maintenance of existing power lines.
  • Ice storm restoration in North and South Carolina.
  • Reed and utility project supervisor Storm restoration
  • Storm restoration and reconductor work.

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20. Overhead Wire

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21. Job Site

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Here's how Job Site is used in Class A Lineman jobs:
  • Drive vehicles equipped with tools and materials to job sites.

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22. Line Construction

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Here's how Line Construction is used in Class A Lineman jobs:
  • Line construction, including power outages, and storm damage.
  • Line construction, overhead and underground.
  • Diversified 6/12-9/12 Overhead and underground line construction and change out.

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23. Transmission Lines

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Here's how Transmission Lines is used in Class A Lineman jobs:
  • Handled electricity on overhead and buried distribution and transmission lines.
  • Experienced in building transmission lines of 69kv.
  • Participated in construction of High Voltage Transmission Lines, Substations, and underground distribution Utilize tools of the trade to perform tasks

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24. Safety Procedures

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25. Digger Truck

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Here's how Digger Truck is used in Class A Lineman jobs:
  • Operate bucket and derrick trucks, backhoe, aerial lift, digger truck, chain saw and line testing equipment.
  • Operated Hydraulic equipment such as bulldozers, skid steers, Digger truck with attached augers
  • Operate class 43 digger truck to dig hole & set poles many times.
  • Read specs for framing set new pole with boom digger truck.
  • Operate digger trucks to dig and set poles.
  • Operate digger truck and other vehicles when requested.
  • Operate digger truck if needed.
  • Replaced High Voltage Power Polls * Operated a digger truck.
  • Run a handline, operate digger truck.

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26. Company Vehicle

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Here's how Company Vehicle is used in Class A Lineman jobs:
  • Maintain company vehicles, equipment and tools in good working order.
  • Trimmed trees to ensure safety of power line construction Drove company vehicles to and from job sites.

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27. Telephone Poles

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28. Street Lights

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Here's how Street Lights is used in Class A Lineman jobs:
  • Build, maintain and repair underground and overhead electrical power lines, street lights and service.
  • Hang street lights on pole.
  • Install street lights Operate heavy and light equipment Observe safety rules for electrical employees Assist in supervising crews

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29. Electrical Hazards

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Here's how Electrical Hazards is used in Class A Lineman jobs:
  • Identified and removed electrical hazards from disturbed lines.
  • Open switches or attach grounding devices to remove electrical hazards from disturbed or fallen lines or to facilitate repairs.

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30. Access Equipment

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Here's how Access Equipment is used in Class A Lineman jobs:
  • Climb poles with Lineman's hooks and use truck-mounted buckets to access equipment.
  • Climb poles or use truck-mounted buckets to access equipment.

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31. Wire Harnesses

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32. Hand Tools

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Here's how Hand Tools is used in Class A Lineman jobs:
  • Spliced or soldered cables for street light lines using hand tools, epoxies, and other specialized equipment.
  • Operated safely various hand tools to include jack-hammer, hole-hog, chain saw, concrete saw, etc.
  • Trained to operate motorized equipment, use hand tools, and perform routine maintenance on electrical equipment.
  • Worked closely with basic mechanic hand tools, electrical meters and electronic test equipment.

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33. Different Types

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Here's how Different Types is used in Class A Lineman jobs:
  • Operated many different types of construction equipment.
  • climb different types of structures (wood, steel, etc.)
  • Operated many different types of commercial vehicles (ex.

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34. KV

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Here's how KV is used in Class A Lineman jobs:
  • Gloved 15KV feeders in maintenance mode.
  • Worked with voltage up to 34kv.
  • Started working voltages 600v to 27kv.
  • Support the installation of 227 miles of 345 kV, Competitive Renewable Energy Zone (CREZ).
  • Qualified to work with both 4kv and 13kv voltages energized and also 34.5kv de-energized.
  • Work energized primary and secondary lines on a 13 kv system.
  • Support a 470.4 MW wind project and installed 42 miles of 345 kV transmission line in just 13 weeks.

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35. High Voltage

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Here's how High Voltage is used in Class A Lineman jobs:
  • Expedited work on all high voltage lines for construction projects in maintenance settings.
  • Directed work on all high voltage lines for construction projects.
  • Performed construction and service on overhead high voltage power lines.
  • Accomplished less complicated tasks on high voltage line.
  • Build and maintain high voltage power lines
  • Replaced High Voltage Power lines.
  • Work on high voltage power lines / primary lines..work on underground power lined..
  • Worked under the supervision of a Class "A" Lineman * Did low and high voltage work on power lines.

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36. Transmission Systems

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37. Crew Members

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Here's how Crew Members is used in Class A Lineman jobs:
  • Assisted in on-the-job training of apprentices and other crew members in maintenance and construction of power lines.
  • Assist crew members in ensuring proper grounding of equipment is conducted.

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38. CPR

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39. Setting Poles

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Here's how Setting Poles is used in Class A Lineman jobs:
  • Use tamper after setting poles.

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40. Facilitate Repair

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41. Open Switches

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42. Incorrect Connections

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Here's how Incorrect Connections is used in Class A Lineman jobs:
  • Test conductors, according to electrical diagrams and specifications, to identify corresponding conductors and to prevent incorrect connections.

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43. Service Drops

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Here's how Service Drops is used in Class A Lineman jobs:
  • Install watt-hour meters and connect service drops between power lines and consumers' facilities.
  • Install 3-phase service drops and setting meters Replace single phase transformer, 3-phase pad mounted transformers, and 3-phase transformer banks.
  • Worked with crews of 4 to 9 people installing and reconditioning distribution powerlines and service drops on dominion system 7200/19900v.

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44. Safety Meetings

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Here's how Safety Meetings is used in Class A Lineman jobs:
  • Attended monthly safety meetings to ensure Safe workplace Communicated operational issues and changes to supervisor on regular basis.
  • Attend regularly scheduled safety meetings and training.
  • Attended daily, weekly and monthly safety meetings to ensure safe and efficient work environments.
  • conducted daily safety meetings with the crew to ensure understanding as well as safe and efficient completion of those tasks.

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45. Rubber Goods

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Here's how Rubber Goods is used in Class A Lineman jobs:
  • Worked with rubber goods and hot sticks on energized lines.

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46. General Labor

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47. New Lines

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Here's how New Lines is used in Class A Lineman jobs:
  • Performed all aspects of overhead distribution work consisting of building new lines, repaired and or replaced existing facilities.
  • Change out transformers, cutouts, build new lines and removed old.

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48. Troubleshoot

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Here's how Troubleshoot is used in Class A Lineman jobs:
  • Initiated troubleshooting on all equipment overhead and underground during power outages.
  • Erected self-supporting towers, inspected towers, installed, troubleshoot and replaced tower lights.
  • Installed, troubleshoot and tested microwave communications sites.
  • Worked numerous hours on call troubleshooting power problems.
  • Installed and troubleshoot a variety of antennas.
  • Developed skills for analytical troubleshooting of electrical circuits and equipment.

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49. Safe Operation

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50. Electrical Lines

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Here's how Electrical Lines is used in Class A Lineman jobs:
  • Reviewed line drawings to locate and splice buried electrical lines.
  • Frame, Set, poll polls, stock and clean trucks, grounds man , rebuild electrical lines

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20 Most Common Skills For A Class A Lineman

Pole Setting

19.5%

Phase Transformer

12.3%

Bucket Truck

10.4%

Safety Practices

10.4%

Secondary Voltage

6.9%

New Construction

4.3%

Electrical Systems

4.3%

Line Truck

3.6%

Circuit Breakers

3.5%

Distribution Systems

2.9%

CDL

2.7%

Emergency Repairs

2.7%

Class Lineman

2.6%

Distribution Lines

2.4%

Heavy Equipment

2.2%

Osha

1.9%

PPE

1.8%

Digger Derrick

1.8%

Storm Restoration

1.8%

Overhead Wire

1.7%
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Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Class A Lineman

Rank Skill
1 Pole Setting 14.7%
2 Phase Transformer 9.3%
3 Bucket Truck 7.8%
4 Safety Practices 7.8%
5 Secondary Voltage 5.2%
6 New Construction 3.3%
7 Electrical Systems 3.3%
8 Line Truck 2.7%
9 Circuit Breakers 2.6%
10 Distribution Systems 2.2%
11 CDL 2.1%
12 Emergency Repairs 2.0%
13 Class Lineman 1.9%
14 Distribution Lines 1.8%
15 Heavy Equipment 1.7%
16 Osha 1.4%
17 PPE 1.4%
18 Digger Derrick 1.4%
19 Storm Restoration 1.4%
20 Overhead Wire 1.3%
21 Job Site 1.3%
22 Line Construction 1.3%
23 Transmission Lines 1.3%
24 Safety Procedures 1.2%
25 Digger Truck 1.1%
26 Company Vehicle 1.1%
27 Telephone Poles 1.0%
28 Street Lights 1.0%
29 Electrical Hazards 1.0%
30 Access Equipment 1.0%
31 Wire Harnesses 0.9%
32 Hand Tools 0.9%
33 Different Types 0.9%
34 KV 0.8%
35 High Voltage 0.8%
36 Transmission Systems 0.8%
37 Crew Members 0.8%
38 CPR 0.7%
39 Setting Poles 0.7%
40 Facilitate Repair 0.7%
41 Open Switches 0.7%
42 Incorrect Connections 0.6%
43 Service Drops 0.6%
44 Safety Meetings 0.6%
45 Rubber Goods 0.6%
46 General Labor 0.5%
47 New Lines 0.5%
48 Troubleshoot 0.5%
49 Safe Operation 0.5%
50 Electrical Lines 0.5%
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