Trainers Conference

Register now for the 2023 Trainers Conference and Tradeshow,
with new session topics and speakers, geared toward
EMPOWERING THE NEXT GENERATION!

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Our Mission

To provide relevant and updated lineman training solutions
that focus on the best work practices in the electric
utility industry.

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Testimonials

The operations management team is very pleased with the
caliber of apprentices who have attended the T&D PowerSkills
classes. The management team attends each field testing and
are very satisfied with the apprentices abilities.

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New Product

We are pleased to introduce our new training aid for
checking lineworkers' knowledge of transformer connections.

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Program Updates

Our new Transformer Connections 1 + 2 updates are now
available for purchase! We broke up the original unit into
two comprehensive units, covering basic theory to advanced
application, with new narrator footage and high-definition
illustrations.

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Trainers Conference and Tradeshow 2023

Get ready to join us in New Orleans for the third annual Trainers Conference and Tradeshow, from February 27th to March 2nd of 2023!   REGISTER NOW!

This year we will focus on EMPOWERING THE NEXT GENERATION. New lineworkers are joining our industry every day. They’re coming into your training programs with different expectations than in the past. Some are prepared, but many are not. It’s time to consider updating or expanding your training program for the next generation. The Trainers Conference and Tradeshow in New Orleans is your chance to hear from your peers about what’s working and what’s not. 

We are proud to offer fresh session topics from new and dynamic speakers. Learn about the challenges of Training the Next Generation, how to approach differences in Generational Divides, or learn about Re-Tooling Your Training Program, and so much more! Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with on-site exhibitors displaying cutting-edge products and services for the electric utility industry. 

Come see us in New Orleans, or check out our virtual experience, and discover what the industry’s brightest minds have to say about the latest trends in recruiting, training, and retaining good employees. It’s all about empowering the next generation of lineworkers, and you do not want to miss this four-day event, packed with learning and networking opportunities!

New Training Aid for Transformer Connections

If you teach the T&D PowerSkills TRANSFORMER CONNECTIONS training unit, you can now check your trainees' knowledge of transformer connections with our new dry-erase poster. We've designed this training aid to challenge your lineworkers' skills in making various types of primary and secondary connections. To order yours, please call (318) 767-5802 or email us at sales@tdpowerskills.com. Check out the video below to see how it works.

More About T&D PowerSkills

 

About T&D PowerSkills

T&D PowerSkills is a comprehensive 78-title video and workbook based lineman training program geared to instruct electric utility lineworkers with up-to-date, safety-related work practices and technical skills related to the installation, maintenance, and removal of transmission and distribution systems.

 

The individual units can be structured to support any type of company-designed lineworker apprenticeship program from apprentice to journeyman level, and can be used as a four year, 8000 hour apprenticeship program.

Currently, over 350 utilities and powerline contractors use the T&D PowerSkills material.

                                                                       

Vision

To be recognized as the standard in lineman training

 

Mission

To provide relevant and updated lineman training solutions that focus on the best work practices in the electric utility industry

Rigging 1 Preview

We're pleased to announce that our next major video unit update will be RIGGING 1, covering rigging fundamentals and rigging equipment with a new narrator, new illustrations, and 4K video footage. This program concentrates on the basics of overhead rigging, including safe rigging practices, ropes, knots and knot tying, the use of handlines, and the use of blocks and tackle.

 

Message regarding the virus

A special message for our customers regarding the virus. Following guidance from the State of Louisiana, operations at our office in Alexandria have been placed on hiatus to combat the spread of his deadly virus. We are still answering and fielding phone calls and emails, and will diligently work to complete all orders as soon as it is safe for our staff to do so once the order is lifted, presently scheduled for April 12. Stay safe!
Louisiana Emergency Order

Genie Recall

If you use Genie lifts (Terex), be aware that Genie has issued a safety advisory over several models of Genie lifts which have a turntable bolt failure issue. Contact Genie online for more information: https://lnkd.in/ep2H27g

Energized Work Package - Distribution Training Units

Energized Work Package

 

Recommended Training Units

  1. Basic Electricity
  2. A/C Fundamentals
  3. Safety in T&D Line Maintenance
  4. Rigging 1
  5. Rigging 2
  6. Electrical Safety
  7. Safety in Overhead Line Maintenance
  8. Distribution Line Safety
  9. Distribution Line Installation and Removal
  10. Distribution Line Repair – Gloves
  11. Distribution Line Replacement
  12. Distribution Line Repair – Hot Sticks
  13. Troubleshooting Overhead Lines
  14. Hydraulic Derricks
  15. Material Handling Bucket Trucks
  16. Multimeter Operation and Use
  17. Using Line Test Equipment
  18. Transformer Connections
  19. Safe Bucket Operations
  20. Service Installation
  21. Pole Top Equipment and Replacement – Transformers
  22. Pole Top Equipment and Replacement – Cutouts and Reclosers
  23. Pole Top Equipment and Replacement – Switching Devices
  24. Pole Top Equipment and Replacement - Capacitors
  25. Pole Top Equipment and Replacement – Voltage Regulators
  26. 34.5kV Rubber Glove Work
  27. Overhead Troubleshooting 1
  28. Overhead Troubleshooting 2
  29. Power Quality
  30. Transformer Troubleshooting
Package Price: $17,495

 

*Student Workbooks priced separately: $22.95 each

U.S. Department of Labor Renews Partnership with Electrical Contractors and Associations to Protect Worker Safety and Health

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today renewed a national strategic partnership agreement with the Electrical Transmission and Distribution (ET&D) Construction Contractors; International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW); and related trade associations to protect the safety and health of line workers, and other electrical transmission and distribution industry workers.