Protective Utility Grounding assemblies are used on de-energized lines when the crews are performing maintenance or are making changes to the grid. The grounding assemblies are to ensure any spikes in electricity are rerouted to the ground and out of harms way.
In most cases there are three lines or more which will need to be grounded. To do this effectively the grounding cables will need to be connected to the lines as illustrated in the picture.
In this case, five grounding assemblies are required to make the ground connection complete and safe. The final, or lowest assembly, is attached to the grounding rod which is screwed into the ground.
An aluminum connecting rod is available to attach the clamps if necessary. This keeps the clamps in close proximity to each other when placement is important.