Pole top rescue training is designated to retain the linemen’s ability to properly rescue an injured and/or stranded lineman.

As part of the annual training session, each lineman must climb a pole and rescue a mannequin that is hanging from the utility pole.

 The lineman must then secure the mannequin using ropes and clips to safely bring him back to the ground.

Photo: Lineman Doug MacLain works to rescue a mannequin during pole top rescue training.

Provided by Marshall County REMC