Governor's Industrial Safety and Health Conference

September 28-29, 2022

Pole Top Rescue

The Pole Top Rescue Competition became part of the Governor’s Industrial Safety and Health Conference in 1973 to teach people about proper rescue techniques. Teams of linemen from the electrical utility industry compete for honors in rescuing a victim from a utility pole in a mock industrial accident. The preliminary competition is held Tuesday prior to the main Conference with the top four teams competing at the finals during the Conference on Wednesday.  Just before the final competition, teams are given a “problem” or situation that makes the rescue more difficult and requires the teams to think about the safest and most effective way to rescue the victim.

Bring your lunch and join us Wednesday at Tollefson Plaza to watch this exciting competition!

Who gets the coveted trophy this year? Join us on Thursday for the Pole Top Awards Luncheon as we announce the winners of the competition.