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2019 Gaff•n•Go Event Information

 

The GAFF-n-GO LINEMAN’S RODEO will provide you the opportunity to compete in a challenging environment demonstrating the skills that are required in your everyday work. Stay ahead of the pack, maintain your physical skills, and keep abreast of the latest technology. Show the world a snapshot of what today’s lineman is all about!

Join us in the heart of central Virginia to meet and compete with the “best of the best.” Bring the family and enjoy an action-packed weekend. Join us at the 17th ANNUAL GAFF-n-GO LINEMAN’S RODEO AND EXPO!

The GAFF-n-GO LINEMAN’S RODEO attracts the best linemen from the east coast to compete in traditional lineman tasks. A maximum of 60 Journeyman teams and individual Apprentices from Cooperatives, Investor-Owned Utilities, Municipals and Contractors will fill out the competition.


2019 Rodeo Events Information

May 10, 2019 The Gaff-n-Go Equipment Operator’s Rodeo and Vendor Expo at Meadow Event Park May 11, 2019 The Gaff-n-Go Lineman’s Rodeo at Meadow Event Park The Awards Banquet All events held at the Meadow Event Park and are generally open to the public. For hotel information, click here.


Apprentice Events

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Written Test

Friday, May 10th – 5:00 p.m. – All questions will be taken from The Lineman’s and Cableman’s Handbook, 13th Edition

CPR/AED

Apprentice Basic Life Support

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation –
Automated External Defibrillation

(CPR w/ A.E.D.)

The purpose of this event is for the apprentice lineman to demonstrate proper care of a co-worker who suffers sudden cardiac arrest. This is a two-part event consisting of a demonstration of the physical skills needed for performance of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation/Automated External Defibrillation followed by a written test on these same skills.

An apprentice and a journeyman have just left the line truck and are preparing to begin work. The journeyman suffers sudden cardiac arrest and collapses to the ground. As subsequent assessments will reveal, his normal breathing has ceased. The manikin will represent the journeyman. One of the judges will be a Good Samaritan who will call 911 and retrieve AED.

  • Time starts at the Judge’s signal. Apprentice will go to the aid of the Journeyman following the protocols of Guidelines 2010, One Rescuer CPR Adult with AED.

  • For purposes of this event, time will stop after 3 cycles of compressions and breathes have been given following the first shock.
  • Each contestant will be issued his own individual sanitized face piece; therefore it will not be necessary to utilize a face shield. This exercise does not require the use of protective gloves.

 

Materials Provided

CPR Manikin with checking instruments and AED trainer.

Face piece

Written Test

Following the CPR/AED Skills Demonstration Exercise, each participant will take a written test pertaining to the skills needed in the demonstration portion of this event. Each correct answer will be worth two (2) points. The total time for the written test will be recorded to the thousandths and will be used as a tie-breaker in the event of a tie in the total points earned by participants in this event. Participant will signal judge when ready to start and stop.

Skills Demonstration Exercise Mean Time

The event mean time is only the mean time for the skills demonstration portion of this event, and is not to be used as a tie breaker. Exceeding the mean time of five (5) minutes will result in a two (2) point deduction. The time recorded for each participant in the skills demonstration part of this event is used only to determine whether the participant has exceeded the mean time of the skills part of this event.

Start Time
The event judge will indicate time to start after the participant says they are ready. This applies for both the skills demonstration and written test parts of this event.

Stop Time

The participant will signal the event judge when they are finished with the written portion of the event. The judge will stop the time on the CPR w/ AED portion of the event. (see first bullet above).

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Climbing Skills

2019 Apprentice Climbing Skills

Mean Time: 8 minutes

Drop Dead Time: 12 minutes

  1. The apprentice throws a rope over the first crossarm. He then ties a weight/bucket/nose bag to the rope using a bowline knot.
  2. Apprentice shall sound the pole with a hammer prior to climbing.
  3. He then puts his tools on and climbs into position below the crossarm.
  4. Once in position, he pulls the weight up to the crossarm.
  5. The apprentice raises the weight over the crossarm, spins around to the other side of the pole and lowers the weight down on the opposite side of the arm. The weight cannot touch the pole as it is being moved around the pole.
  6. The apprentice then continues up above the neutral, and ties a snub rope around the pole using a square knot.
  7. He then pulls the hoist, grip and new suspension insulator up to himself. The suspension insulators are exchanged and the hoist, grip, exchanged suspension insulator and snub rope lowered to the ground.
  8. The apprentice continues up to the top of the pole. At the top of the pole will be a canvas bag containing a cow bell. The apprentice will remove the bell from the bag and ring it. Once rung, the bell will be replaced in the bag.
  9. At this point, the apprentice continues safely down the pole.
  10. Time stops when his foot hits the ground.
  11. Judging continues while the apprentice cleans up the rope and weight and prepares the event for the next competitor.

NOTE: Every attempt will be made to run the event exactly as described above. In the event of unforeseen circumstances or conditions, the Rodeo Event Committee reserves the right to alter the event as needed.

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Hurtman Rescue

2019 Apprentice Hurtman Rescue

on 40’ Pole

 

Construction: 10’ cross arms with wood braces. Brace mountings will be 30” out and 21” down from the arm (gain) hole. 40’ Class 3 poles. Buckingham will supply the 50061A-4/80-Ox Block 80’ Handline Kit for this event.

Time starts at the judge’s signal with the apprentice standing at an arm’s length from the pole wearing work gloves with a gauntlet (no driving gloves etc.). The apprentice’s belt and hooks will be lying on the ground beside him an arm’s length from the pole, safety strap snapped into D-ring and belt unbuckled.

No belt will be allowed to be placed on or around the pole.

Looking at the pole from the cross arm side, the hand line will be hung on the right side. The hurt man will hang in the center of the pole on the cross arm side, with both sides of the safety strap through the braces. This will simulate an injury to a right-handed man, wearing a fall arrest belt. The apprentice must properly use the Buckingham OxBlock and attached handline to lower the manikin. The apprentice will not be allowed to throw the handline over the cross arm to lower the manikin. If you are unsure as to how to properly use the Buckingham OxBlock handline, visit the Buckingham booth at the expo for detailed instructions.

The mannequin should be tied under the arms with three half hitches. (Eye splice should not be used as part of hitches.) The half hitch is the only acceptable knot.

Be sure to call out “Headache” or similar warning loudly if you drop any part of the OxBlock handline such as the hook or snap. The handline hook or snap must land in the circle of wood chips at the base of the pole if dropped.

You must cut the painted section of the safety strap. There will be a 10-point deduction for cutting the strap in the wrong place .

The mannequin should be moved smoothly to the ground, without contacting the pole.

Time is over when the mannequin is on the ground and the rope is slack.

Mannequin initial contact with ground must be within the work circle.

Contestant will continue to be judged until work station is put back together.

After Apprentice descends from pole, he will be judged on tying a BOWLINE knot.

Contestants must use the Buckingham OxBlock hand line provided and must have a minimum of one (1) wrap around the friction bar on the “OxBlock”.

 Exceeding 4 minutes to complete the event will result in a two-point deduction.

Using a length of 3″ PVC conduit between the rope and mannequin, judges will evaluate the rope knotted around the mannequin.

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Conductor Transfer

2019 Apprentice Conductor Transfer

Mean Time: 8 minutes

Drop Dead Time: 12 minutes

This is a de-energized event. The event consists of a two phase construction, straight line, with neutral 54” in. from top of pole, and an additional under build 24” in. under neutral. There will be two fiberglass layout arms fastened at top of pole for transfer. One phase wire will be tied in on cross-arm and the other phase wire will be stationed in fiberglass layout arm. There will be an additional fiberglass layout arm above phase wire that is tied in.

  • Time starts at the judge’s signal, after the five-minute set up time.
  • Apprentice shall sound pole with a hammer prior to climbing.
  • Hardhat, safety glasses and leather gloves are required (rubber gloves are not required).
  • Apprentice will first throw a rope between the neutral and under build, and tie it off to an anchor using 3= half hitch knots. (He will have only 3 attempts)
  • Apprentice will climb pole, remove phase wire out of fiberglass layout arm and tie it in properly using preform ties.
  • Apprentice will then move around pole and untie other phase and lay it into fiberglass layout arm.
  • Apprentice must raise and lower material up with rope and bag that will be given to them.
  • Time stops when the apprentice has one foot on the ground.
  • The mean time for this event is 8 minutes. The drop dead time is 12 minutes.

NOTE: Every attempt will be made to run the event exactly as described above. In the event of unforeseen circumstances or conditions, the Rodeo Event Committee reserves the right to alter the event as needed.

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Journeyman Events:

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Climbing Skills

2019 Journeyman Climbing Skills

Mean Time: 10 minutes

Drop Dead Time: 14 minutes

 

At the judges start signal:

  1. Groundman throws a rope over the first crossarm. He then ties a weight/bucket/nose bag to the rope using a bowline knot.
  2. 1st lineman puts his tools on (not starting until the judge’s start signal) and climbs into position below the crossarm. Pole must be sounded with a hammer prior to climbing.
  3. The groundman pulls the weight up to the lineman.
  4. The lineman raises the weight over the crossarm, spins around to the other side of the pole and lowers the weight down on the opposite side of the arm. The weight cannot touch the pole as it is being moved around the pole.
  5. The groundman removes the rope from the weight, and pulls the rope to the ground.
  6. The lineman continues up the pole, goes over the neutral and ties a snub rope around the pole, using a square knot.
  7. Groundman raises a hoist, grip and a suspension insulator to the lineman. Note: the handline will be pre-positioned on the pole and will remain there for entire event. Teams will not relocate or remove the handline.
  8. Lineman proceeds to change out the suspension insulator on the phase. He lowers the hoist, grip and the exchanged suspension insulator back down the pole. The snub rope is also lowered to the ground using the handline.
  9. The lineman continues up to the top of the pole. At the top of the pole will be a canvas bag containing a cow bell. The lineman will remove the bell from the bag and ring it. Once rung, the bell will be replaced in the bag.
  10. Then the lineman climbs down the pole (no tasks other than to safely climb down). Once on the ground, he removes his tools and then “Taps Out” the second lineman.
  11. The second lineman then puts on his tools and goes through the same process as the first lineman, including sounding the pole with a hammer.
  12. After the “Tap Out”, the groundman will again throw the rope over the arm, attach the weight with a bowline knot and pull the weight up to the lineman. Upon conclusion of the event, the rope and weight must be placed neatly on the tarp, ready for the next team’s use.
  13. Time stops when the second lineman steps back onto the ground.
  14. Time runs from the judge’s signal to the second lineman stepping back onto the ground.

NOTE: Every attempt will be made to run the event exactly as described above. In the event of unforeseen circumstances or conditions, the Rodeo Event Committee reserves the right to alter the event as needed.

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Hurtman Rescue

2019 Journeyman Hurtman Rescue

Simulated Hot on 40’ Pole

There will be two judges assigned to each team.

 

This will be a three man team event with all three contestants participating at the same time and at the same station. Two judges will be assigned to each team. One judge will be the initial responder to the emergency call and the other will run the stopwatch and observe the team for infractions. Both judges can deduct points from a team. Time starts at the judge’s signal “GO”. This event simulates that a man has been injured while working on a transformer station. Buckingham will supply the 50061A-4/80-Ox Block 80’ Hand line Kit for this event.

A barrel stick will be locked in the eye of the high side jumper hot line clamp; the fuse barrel will be in the closed position. The high side jumper will be connected to the primary, indicating that the transformer is still energized. An extendo stick will be lying on the mat. When time starts, the groundman will raise the extendo stick and open the cutout using the ring in the barrel before anyone has made any un-insulated contact with the handline or pole. Both the handline and pole are considered at a different potential until the disconnect is open. After the disconnect is open the climbing journeyman will ascend the pole and lift the high side jumper, prior to lowering the hurt man mannequin. One groundman will simulate calling for emergency help using a prewritten script provided by the International Lineman’s Rodeo. The second groundman will open the disconnect and then assist the climber.

Prior to start:

 Each team has five minutes to ask questions and adjust belts prior to the start of the event. The handline may not be repositioned during the setup. The event judge will position the handline the same way for each contestant, the hook shall be at the “OxBlock”.

The lineman’s belt and hooks will be hanging on a structure simulating hanging in a truck bin, with safety straps snapped into D- ring and belt unbuckled.

Rubber gloves are inside the glove bag at the start of the event and are required for the climber, ground to ground. Rubber gloves are also required for the groundman or journeyman if they intend to come in contact with the handline or pole prior to opening the disconnect.

The forty foot pole will be framed as follows:

  • Single phase primary tied in on a ridge
  • 25 kva transformer station located 7’6” from the top of the pole to the top transformer
  • Closed disconnect is located 4’ from the top of the pole
  • Hand line is hung on the switch bracket and block must remain there during
  • Neutral conductor will be located 3’ below the top transformer b The hurt man hangs in the center of the pole on the top transformer bracket.

The hand line may not be relocated during the rescue and will not be touched by the contestants prior to start time.

The hurt man may be lowered in any manner as long as he has a controlled descent and does not hang up on anything. The two remaining men on the ground will help the climber lower the hurt man.

The mannequin shall be tied under the arms with three half hitches. (Eye splice should not be used as part of hitches.) The half hitch is the only acceptable knot.

The lineman on the pole must call out “Headache” loudly if any item is dropped.

The painted strap is the only acceptable cut on the mannequin’s belt. There will be a 10-point deduction for cutting the belt in the wrong place.

The mannequin should be moved smoothly to the ground. Contacting the pole is acceptable. Mannequin initial contact with ground must be within the work area circle.

Time is over when the mannequin is on the ground and the rope is slack. Ground man must signal slack in the rope. Contestants must use the hand line provided.

All point deductions are added together and subtracted from “100” for the team score. The ground men will assist in hanging the hurt man mannequin for the next team.

Exceeding 4 minutes to complete the event will result in a two-point deduction.

Judges use a 3” PVC conduit between the rope and the mannequin to evaluate the spacing in the rope knot.

Start:

Time starts when judge says “go”. The climbing Journeyman will remove his tools from the structure and immediately proceed to the work circle where he will tool up. He may put his belt on while moving to the circle; but may only put climbers on while in the work circle. One of the remaining competitors will begin to call the dispatcher using the supplied script. One judge will act as the dispatcher and will respond according to the script. The contestant calling for help must complete the written script. Once the judge acknowledges the call  for help is completed, that competitor should proceed to help the other two. The competitor not making the emergency call must retrieve the extendo stick from the mat and using the ring on the barrel, open the disconnect. He must then retract the extendo stick and place it back on the mat. Once the disconnect is open the lineman may start his assent to rescue the injured lineman, the other competitors may assist the climber in the rescue. The climber will ascend the pole, use the barrel stick to lift the high side jumper, leave the barrel stick locked into the hot line clamp, and proceed to rescue the hurt man. The hand line will not be considered “hot” after the fuse barrel has been opened. The climber may rig the hurt man at his discretion. The hurt man must be lowered in a controlled descent; however the hand line or hand line block cannot be relocated. The two ground men will assist in lowering the hurt man; time stops when the hurt man mannequin is on the ground and slack is evident in the rope. The ground men/man must verbally signal that slack is in the rope.

Although the time has stopped the team will continue to be judged until the event is restored, (proper work practices will be used while restoring the event, properly use ring on barrel to close switch, etc.) and the team has verified their score and left the exit gate at the event.

Exceeding 4 minutes to complete the event will result in a two-point deduction.

Judges use a 3” PVC conduit between the rope and the mannequin to evaluate the rope knot. Points will not be deducted for a “too tight knot” only for a “too loose knot”

Journeyman Hurt Man Rescue Script

CONTESTANT: TRUCK 81 TO THE DISPATCHER…WE HAVE AN ELECTRIC CONTACT EMERGENCY.

JUDGE: DISPATCHER TO TRUCK 81…I UNDERSTAND YOU HAVE AN ELECTRICAL CONTACT EMERGENCY.

CONTESTANT: TRUCK 81…THAT IS CORRECT.  WE ARE LOCATED AT THE CAROLINE COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS, LADYSMITH, VIRGINIA.  WE ARE BEGINNING POLE TOP RESCUE, AND NEED AN EMERGENCY MEDICAL TEAM DISPATCHED IMMEDIATELY.

JUDGE: THIS IS THE DISPATCHER.  I UNDERSTAND THAT YOU ARE LOCATED AT THE CAROLINE COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS, LADTSMITH, VIRGINIA AND NEED EMERGENCY MEDICAL ASSISTANCE.

CONTESTANT: TRUCK 81…THAT IS CORRECT, DISPATCHER.  WE NEED IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE.

JUDGE: DISPATCHER TO TRUCK 81…EMERGENCY MEDICAL AID IS ON ITS WAY.

CONTESTANT: TRUCK 81…I UNDERSTAND THAT EMERGENCY MEDICAL AID HAS BEEN DISPATCHED AND IS ON ITS WAY.  THANK YOU, AND OUT.

JUDGE: DISPATCHER: 10-4.  WE WILL BE ON STANDBY IF YOU NEED US…OUT.

The diagram below is an example only, the construction at the grounds will be built similar but may differ.

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Pin Insulator Change Out

2019 Journeyman Event
Outside Phase Insulator Change for Voltage Conversion on  an Energized Circuit Using
Live Line Tools

Mean Time: 20 minutes
Drop Dead Time: 25 minutes

This event consists of changing a Pin Insulator on a straight line pole that is considered to be energized. Live line tools will be used to untie and tie in the conductor as well as support the conductor during the insulator change. The cross arm will be covered using a hard cover up during the process of untying and tying the conductor. The neutral conductor must be covered, removed from the pole, and tied out to the side, with the rope provided, during the insulator replacement. All special tools will be provided.

  • Rubber Gloves will be required at all times.
  • Teams will have five minutes to set up and ask questions. The team will signal when they are ready.
  • The first Lineman shall sound the pole with a hammer prior to climbing.
  • Time starts when the first lineman’s gaff hits the pole.
  • All tools not in use and materials shall remain on the tarp.
  • Groundman will be responsible for obtaining and starting the proper length of tie wire from the spool provided.
  • While the neutral will be treated as energized, incidental contact with the gloved hand will be allowed.
  • Positive control of the conductors must be maintained at all times.
  • The conductor shall be tied in as shown on the attached Specifications.
  • Time stops when the last man on the pole has both feet on the ground.

NOTE: Every attempt will be made to run the event exactly as described above. In the event of unforeseen circumstances or conditions, the Rodeo Event Committee reserves the right to alter the event as needed.

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Crossarm Change Out

2019 Journeyman Crossarm Change Out

Mean Time: 10 minutes

Maximum Time: 15 minutes

This event will entail changing out a crossarm on a 3 Phase tangent structure. Crossarm will be 8’ on a 40’ Pole. Line is to be considered energized and NESC 2002 minimum approach distances must be maintained.

Teams will be allowed a 5-minute setup time before starting the event.

  1. Time starts at the Judge’s signal.
  2. First Lineman shall sound pole with a hammer prior to climbing.
  3. Ground to ground rubber glove rule applies.
  4. Both sides of neutral and clevis must be covered.
  5. Primary cover up required to maintain proper clearances.
  6. Crossarm may be framed on the ground.
  7. Crossarm thru-bolt is to be installed thru the pole first.
  8. Preformed ties shall be used to constrain conductors.
  9. All materials and tools must be sent up/down with handline.
  10. Time stops after both lineman are on the ground.
  11. All tools and materials are to be placed neatly on the work tarp.

NOTE: Every attempt will be made to run the event exactly as described above. In the event of unforeseen circumstances or conditions, the Rodeo Event Committee reserves the right to alter the event as needed.

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Recloser Change Out

2019 Apprentice Recloser Change Out

Mean Time: 12 minutes

Drop Dead Time: 16 minutes

This is an energized event. The event consists of changing out one recloser. All three reclosers will need to be by-passed with an extendo stick. The team will bypass the reclosures. The hot line clamps will be removed (line and load side) with a shotgun stick. The bracket with the versa-tech will be lowered to the ground and hoisted back up the pole. Then with a shotgun stick, attach the hotline clamps to load and line side. The reclosers will be energized with an extendo stick.

  • Time starts at the judge’s signal, after the five-minute set up time.
  • The will sound the pole.
  • Hardhat, safety glasses and rubber gloves are required. Cover up is available for the task.
  • Journeyman team will bypass reclosers. The hotline clamps will be removed on the line side and the load side.
  • The versa-techs can will be lowered to the ground and then raised back into place.
  • The hot line clamps will be installed to the line and load with a shotgun stick.
  • The groundmen will energize the recloser. Time stops when the last bypass is open. The tools and equipment must be on tarp.

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TEREX Events:

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Hurtman Rescue

2018 TEREX EQUIPMENT OPERATOR’S RODEO BUCKET TRUCK RESCUE

 

The situation is while working on a single phase transformer the bucket operator has made inadvertent contact with the line and has dropped into the bucket. After assuring that the bucket is not energized and the operator is non-responsive, an emergency call is initiated and rescue procedures begun (The emergency call will be scripted and read to a judge). When bucket has been maneuvered close to the ground both ground members of the team will assist in removing the injured from the bucket and check vital signs. The removal of the injured must take place within the designated work area.

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Digger/Derrick Obstacle Course

2018 TEREX Obstacle Course

 

  • This is a team event with two of the three members operating.
  • This event consists of two stations:
  • Vehicle #1 Digger/Derrick
  • Vehicle #2 Digger/Derrick
  • Each station/vehicle will be operated by two team members
  • The event begins with team members in the circle.
  • Time starts on the judge’s signal.

D/D #1 will pick up a load (pre-hooked and positioned in a target circle) and maneuver it through a set of cones. The load will be maneuvered and placed in a target circle. Once the load has been lowered into the target circle, the load will be maneuvered back through the cones and lowered into the original target circle. At this point, the operator of D/D #1 has completed his task.

D/D #2 will pick up a load (pre-hooked and positioned in a target circle) and maneuvered through a set of cones. The load will be maneuvered and placed in a target circle. The operator’s view of the target circle will be blocked. Another team member will direct the operator using only hand signals. No verbal communication allowed between the team member on the ground and the operator. Once the load has been lower into the target circle, the load will be maneuvered back through the cones and lowered into the original target circle. At this point, the operator of D/D #2 has completed task.

Digger/Derricks will be operated simultaneously.

The event will stop when all three team members are in the circle.

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Conductor Transfer

2018 TEREX EQUIPMENT OPERATOR’S RODEO CONDUCTOR TRANSFER

Mean Time: 6 minutes

Drop Dead Time: 10 minutes

This is a de-energized event. The event consists of two phase construction, straight line, with neutral 54”in from top of pole, and an additional under build 24”in under neutral. There will be two fiberglass layout arms fastened at top of pole for transfer. One phase wire will be tied in on cross-arm and the other phase wire will be stationed in fiberglass layout arm. There will be an additional fiberglass layout arm above phase wire that is tied in.

  • There will be a 5 minute set up time.
  • Time starts when bucket leaves cradle.
  • Hardhat, safety glasses, and leather gloves are required (rubber gloves are not required).
  • You can have one or two lineman in bucket. (Your choice)
  • Phase wires must be moved with boom jib.
  • Phase conductor in fiberglass layout arm must be lifted out of arm and tied in on insulator first.
  • Then opposite phase conductor must be untied and laid in fiberglass arm. (Latch on end of fiberglass arm must be latched appropriately.
  • Phase’s must be untied and tied in appropriately with preform ties.
  • Time stops when the bucket truck gets back into cradle.

 

NOTE: Every attempt will be made to run the event exactly as described above. In the event of unforeseen circumstances or conditions, the Rodeo Event Committee reserves the right to alter the event as needed.

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Tools

All contestants need to bring their own hooks, belt, hard hat, safety glasses, cotton or flame-retardant long-sleeved shirt, hand tools, 20KV rubber gloves, protectors, hand lines, hood bag, and line hose bags. Rubber gloves may be inspected in all events, as required. Velcro straps on climbers must be used as manufactured. No modifications, such as cutting the Velcro shorter, are allowed. In general, no tool modifications are allowed.

1. All apprentices and journeyman teams must provide their own hand lines.

2. All participants will be required to use the fall restraint device.

All teams must use the Bashlin #35 hand line hook. The handline (or pulley line) must have a sheave in it and must have an approved “becky” for hanging on the pole. An approved “becky” consists of an eye plaited into the sheave, another eye on the other end to snap back into the sheave, and three loops for adjustment of length.

In all Journeyman events the last person who comes down the pole must be the one to drop the handline.

Any special tools required for the mystery events will be provided and must be used. Please make sure that your tools are clearly marked with your name for identification.


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