Subject: POWER LINE stamp....

The power line stamps arrived today and are in your possession. Here is the program.

When taking an order from the customer you must ask “Are there any power lines on the job, in the setup area, pour area or cleanout area?” If the answer is to the affirmative then the worksheet, or whatever means you are using to log the information will need to be stamped with the power line stamp. When the job ticket for that job is printed it will also have a power line stamp across the face of the top copy so as to be impossible for the operator to miss the information. Forewarned is forearmed.

This system has proven to be a very effective means of identifying those dangerous jobs, and should make us just that much safer.

You, as dispatchers are the key to making this work. It is the old “If you don’t ask, you will not know” deal. If we are ever unfortunate enough to have a power line contact and are in court playing the dispatch tape for the jury; and then show the stamp on the ticket they will know that we are making a reasonable effort. If we don’t ask, that fact will be obvious to the jury as well. If the contractor lies to you on tape, and then something untoward happens, we are in a very defensible position.

This is a very important question to ask. “Are there any power lines in the set up, pour or clean up area?”

Thank you for your help.

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