This course enhances the knowledge and skills of apprentices regarding the elevated working positions to which lineworkers are regularly exposed. It provides detailed explanations of OSHA requirements and defines the different methods of fall protection that lineworkers use. Classroom lecture and discussion are reinforced by heavy field application.
This course educates apprentices on the overall structure of the electrical system. Apprentices learn how power is produced and transmitted through the system from the generation source all the way to the consumer. In addition, apprentices learn about key pieces of overhead and underground distribution equipment and the roles they play in the electrical system.
This course educates apprentices on the application of ropes and other types of rigging equipment used in power delivery. Special emphasis is placed on the efficiency of knots and slings when used in different configurations.
This course educates apprentices on the importance of tensions associated with rigging in power delivery scenarios. Classroom lecture and discussion are used to show apprentices how to calculate tensions associated with the use of parted blocks, snatch blocks, sling angles, and various other applications.
Students will demonstrate competency while working from various elevated positions. Fall protection, climbing technique, and work positioning are continually emphasized throughout the training session.
This session focuses on the application of ropes in power delivery. While the primary focus is to demonstrate tying of the most common knots in the industry, attention is also given to where these knots are used.
This session will place apprentices in various linework scenarios that require them to calculate tensions, select rigging equipment, and perform tasks. Emphasis is placed on safety and the “bight” when working around tensions.
This series of courses certifies (or re-certifies) apprentices in compliance with federal OSHA 1910.269 requirements for training. In addition to classroom discussion, apprentices are required to perform simulated rescues to achieve competency.
Apprentices participate in a formal session in which knowledge, skill, and behavior are scored using a rubric assessment. Emphasis is placed on how these three educational domains are critical to success.