Electrical Safety: Aerial Lines

Author: J. Paul Guyer, P.E., R.A.
Course #: 0010042

PDH : 5 hrs

Price: $35.00

Course Description

This course includes specific requirements for poles and structures, pole-mounted equipment, and aerial lines. Requirements addressed include pole handling and erection, climbing and working on poles, stringing of lines, working around pole-mounted lighting and other equipment, tool handling, and tree and brush trimming adjacent to an aerial line right-of-way. Additional safety requirements are needed for aerial line work since climbing poles is often necessary. Not all work can be accomplished from aerial lifts. Electrical workers must both recognize electrical hazards, and be trained how to prevent falls. This includes training in safe climbing procedures when the structure design cannot accommodate optimum fall protection load requirements.

Course Outline

1. AERIAL LINE WORK
2. POLE HANDLING OPERATIONS
3. POLE INSTALLATION, REPLACEMENT, AND REMOVAL
4. CLIMBING AND WORKING ON POLES
5. POLE CLIMBING EQUIPMENT
6. POLE CLIMBING AND WORK PRECAUTIONS
7. CROSSING STRUCTURES
8. STRINGING OR REMOVING DEENERGIZED CONDUCTORS AND OVERHEAD GROUND WIRES
9. ENERGIZED WORK
10. STREET LIGHTING
11. WORKING ON OR NEAR POLE-MOUNTED EQUIPMENT
12. AERIAL ROPE
13. TOOLS
14. AERIAL LIFTS AND INSULATED BUCKETS
15. TREE TRIMMING AND BRUSH REMOVAL

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course you will:
Learn about pole handling operations;
Learn about ground handling of poles;
Learn the requirements for poles;
Learn about the gin pole method;
Learn the general rules for pole climbing;
Learn the proper procedure for sharpening gaffs; and
Learn how to work safely on crossing structures.

Intended Audience

This course is intended for electrical engineers and electrical maintenance technicians interested in safe working conditions handling aerial electrical power distribution lines..

Benefit for Attendee

This course will give electrical engineers and others information about good practices for working with aerial electric power distribution lines.

Course Introduction

This course provides introductory information about electrical safety when working with aerial electric power distribution lines.

Course Summary

This course will give you tools that will help you to work safely with aerial electric power lines.