Pole Top and Bucket Rescue Training
Safety is always our first priority at Southwest Iowa REC. Our goal is to keep the power flowing to you 24/7/365 and to do that SAFELY.
Each month, all our employees attend a safety meeting. A Safety Specialist from the Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives (IAEC) provides instruction every other month on a variety of safety and OSHA topics. They also perform in-the-field crew inspections/observations. During the other six months, our personnel provide the training from information supplied by the IAEC. Specialized safety training and instruction is not only a requirement but it also helps to prevent injuries and help us to meet our Safety Achievement goals.
One of the most important safety meetings we hold each year is Pole Top and Bucket Rescue which also involves training on May Day procedures in coordination with office staff. Our personnel received this training in October. Remember – SAFETY FIRST EVERY TIME!