Electrical Cable Installer Training, Maintenance Basics

Introduction to Transmission and Distribution Maintenance
This course explains, in general terms, how transmission and distribution systems deliver power from a power plant to customers. The course describes the major components of a typical T&D system, how they function, and how electricity flows through these components on its journey from the power plant to customers.

Maintenance Basics

Transmission
This program is designed to provide an introduction to the basic components that make up a transmission line. The program presents a basic overview of structures, conductors, and insulators commonly found on transmission lines. The program also covers the basic tasks that must be accomplished in order to build a transmission line.
Distribution

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course is designed to help personnel recognize the basic elements of a distribution system and to gain an understanding of how each element works. This course also introduces basic equipment such as transformers, capacitors, regulators, circuit breakers, and other types of protective devices.

Climbing Wooden Poles

COURSE DESCRIPTION

In order to climb safely and efficiently, a lineman needs to understand and practice climbing techniques. This program introduces two methods used for climbing wooden poles. The program demonstrates proper techniques for safetying-on and off, methods of adjusting a safety strap while working on a pole, and the basic technique of maneuvering around a pole. A new section has been added describing the safe use of the popular BuckSqueeze Safety Strap.

Using Tools

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This program describes the basic hand and power tools commonly used in distribution work. The program presents guidelines for using manual hand tools, power hand tools, and one type of powder-actuated tool. The program also covers the safety precautions that should be followed when using each type of tool.

Rigging 2

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Many jobs performed on transmission and distribution systems require heavy loads to be rigged so that they can be lifted, moved, and stabilized while work is being done. This course identifies basic rigging equipment and discusses guidelines for rigging a job safely. It also demonstrates rigging methods using different types of rigging equipment. The following procedures are covered: rigging a transformer, rigging a running corner, changing out a crossarm, and transferring secondary lines.

Bucket Truck Rescue

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course demonstrates how to perform a bucket truck rescue. Trainees will see how to lower the boom in an emergency, and two ways to extract an incapacitated person from a bucket. This course also demonstrates the importance of being able to act quickly and decisively during an emergency situation.

Advanced Rigging

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This training program is designed to familiarize students with the various types of weights and tensions associated with rigging in line work. The safety factor for a job that includes rigging is also covered. The procedures and concepts presented assume a familiarity with basic electrical theory and transmission and distribution systems.

Material Handling Bucket Trucks

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Material handling bucket trucks are modified versions of the traditional bucket truck. They are designed specifically to handle moderate sized loads in addition to supporting personnel in buckets. While the two types of Bucket Trucks may look very much alike, there are important operational differences between them and operating a material handling bucket truck safely, requires knowledge of these differences and training in the skills to properly handle loads.

High Voltage Substation Training, Maintenance Basics

Substations and Switchyards

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course examines the role that substations and switchyards play in a T&D system. The course provides an overview of the purposes and functions of the major equipment used in substations and switchyards. Equipment used for protection, regulation, monitoring, and communication is introduced.

Electrical Cable Installer Training, Electrical Meter Installer Training, High Voltage Substation Training, Maintenance Basics, Troubleman Training

Basic Electricity

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Modern Industrial plants contain a great deal of electrical equipment that needs to be maintained and repaired. To perform electrical maintenance tasks correctly and efficiently, electricians and electrical maintenance personnel must have (1) a basic understanding of the fundamentals of electrical theory; (2) a specific knowledge of the way electrical devices operate; and (3) practical hands-on experience.

Alternating Current Fundamentals

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Most of the electrical equipment used today operates on alternating current (AC). The purpose of this training unit is to review significant terms, concepts, and principles associated with alternating current.

Electrical Cable Installer Training, Maintenance Basics, Troubleman Training

Safety in Transmission and Distribution Maintenance

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course is designed to familiarize trainees with the basic safe work practices and safety equipment that are used in transmission and distribution maintenance work.

Maintenance Basics, Telecommunications Crew Package

Rigging 1

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Line crews are constantly required to use ropes, blocks, and other special equipment to raise and lower electrical components, tools, and equipment. In order to perform these tasks safely and efficiently, a fundamental knowledge of rigging and rigging equipment is necessary. 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.

Bucket Trucks

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This program addresses some of the safety guidelines that should be followed when operating a bucket truck at the job site, including a thorough pre-trip inspection. The program reviews procedures for handling traffic conditions safely and positioning bucket trucks securely on paved, unpaved, and hilly work surfaces. The program also describes safety equipment for using bucket trucks near energized lines, and guidelines for maneuvering bucket trucks around the work area.

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Electrical Safety

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course is designed to teach trainees about electrical hazards and about the protective devices and safety practices that can help prevent injuries and equipment damage on the job. The course discusses safety hazards and protective devices. It also presents a step-by-step explanation of safety practices associated with switching, tagging, testing, and protective grounding.

Electrical Cable Installer Training, Maintenance Basics, Telecommunications Crew Package

Hydraulic Derricks

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Many tools use hydraulic power to make a job easier. Some of the common jobs on electrical systems involve lifting or digging. This program discusses the major working parts, controls, and safe operating procedures for hydraulic derricks. The program also demonstrates how to use a digger derrick to dig a hole and install a utility pole.

Maintenance Basics, Troubleman Training

System Protection and Monitoring

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course discusses the principles of protection and monitoring in a transmission and distribution system. The course explains the role of protective devices, system grounds, and monitoring and control equipment. Techniques for installing or replacing ground rods, arresters, and fuse links are presented. The course also describes how monitoring and control equipment is typically used in a transmission and distribution system.

Electrical Meter Installer Training, Maintenance Basics, Troubleman Training

Introduction to Metering

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course is designed to present an overview of kilowatt-hour meters and meter operation. Although the program is intended to be introductory, several devices, procedures, and concepts presented assume a familiarity with basic electrical theory and distribution systems. Students without this prior training may require additional explanation or instruction.

Safety in Meter Work

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course covers the hazards and basic safety guidelines associated with meter work and emphasizes working safely near energized equipment, using caution when approaching potentially hazardous conditions, and using protective equipment properly.

High Voltage Substation Training, Maintenance Basics, Troubleman Training

Safety in Substations and Switchyards

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This program focuses on the basic safety principles and practices applicable to substations and switchyard maintenance work. The program describes electrical, chemical, and personal hazards that may be encountered in substations and switchyards. General procedures for responding to imminent dangers and accidents are also presented.