Care and Testing of Tools and Equipment

COURSE DESCRIPTION
This program reviews the fundamentals of caring for, storing, and inspecting some of the tools and equipment used in transmission and distribution work. The program demonstrates how to perform visual inspections, field inspections, and dielectric tests on rubber protective gear, line hose, hoods, mechanical jumpers, and hot sticks.


COURSE GOALS

  • Describe guidelines for the proper care, storage, and inspection of rubber goods, mechanical jumpers, and hot sticks.
  • Describe the steps involved in performing dielectric tests on rubber goods, mechanical jumpers, and hot sticks.

 
SUBJECTS AND OBJECTIVES
Introduction

  • Describe basic guidelines for keeping tools and equipment in safe operating condition.

Testing Rubber Gloves, Sleeves, and Blankets

  • Describe how to perform dielectric tests on rubber gloves, sleeves, and blankets.
  • Describe guidelines for visually inspecting rubber gloves, sleeves, and blankets.
  • Describe guidelines for inspecting rubber gloves, sleeves, and blankets at the job site.

Testing Line Hose, Hoods, and Mechanical Jumpers

  • Describe guidelines for performing dielectric tests on line hose, rubber hoods, and mechanical jumpers.
  • Describe guidelines for inspecting line hose, rubber hoods, and mechanical jumpers at the job site.

Hot Sticks

  • Describe the safety features common to most hot sticks.
  • Describe guidelines for proper care and inspection of hot sticks.
  • Describe the steps involved in performing a dielectric test on a hot stick.