New Training – Electric Incident Investigation for Utility First Responders
Over the past 15 years, AEGIS Loss Control Professionals have offered over eighty (80) in-person and, more recently, virtual Electric Incident Investigation Workshops to member companies. These day-and-a-half-long workshops provide AEGIS members with the information they need to properly investigate incidents involving inadvertent or unintentional contact with energized electric utility equipment and overhead lines. Attendees learn about the objectives of investigations, determining the causes of incidents, conducting witness interviews, adhering to National Electrical Safety Code clearance rules, and the importance of properly collecting, documenting and retaining evidence.
AEGIS Loss Control is excited to announce the latest addition to our Focused Services℠ program: Electric Incident Investigation for Utility First Responders. When a utility company becomes aware that an incident involving electric utility equipment or an overhead power line has occurred, a claims investigator may be sent to the scene to begin the investigation process. If a claims investigator is not available, operations personnel, electric line workers or troubleshooters may be dispatched to perform the initial investigation. In either case, first responders must have an understanding of what, from a claims investigator’s viewpoint, is expected of them when they respond to an incident.
The Electric Incident Investigation for Utility First Responders workshop targets first responders who are either dispatched to or responsible for the initial investigation. The half-day workshop includes investigation techniques and methods on how to conduct a proper and thorough investigation at the incident scene.
The topics include:
Electric company personnel from field operations, who act as troubleshooters, service technicians or linemen, and their supervisors are encouraged to attend.
The workshop is offered virtually or in person at no charge to AEGIS members with electric operations. For more information, please contact Scot Macomber, Vice President of Loss Control Utility Operations, by e-mail or phone at 201.508.2739, or your designated Loss Control Senior Electric Utility Professional.
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