Dielectric safety netting
Dielectric safety netting on rider poles is used for stringing over a Manitoba Hydro DC electrode line.

Live-Line Crews Improve Safety with Dielectric Nets

Manitoba Hydro’s linemen use new rope technology during the construction of a transmission line.

Flashover incidents involving fiberglass-reinforced plastic (FRP) tools, which occurred in 1997 and 2002 at Manitoba Hydro, put a sudden stop to live-line maintenance work for more than a decade. In 2013, Manitoba Hydro returned to live-line maintenance work at 500-kV AC/DC with renewed interest and with a work plan focusing on handling, maintenance and testing of FRP tools.

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