The Underground Electrical Troubleshooting course provides participants with hands-on experience using various types of cable-locating and fault finding equipment. The course also familiarizes students with various switching procedures (single- and three-phase) as well as the proper procedures and equipment to ground underground circuits. After successfully completing this course, participants will be able to perform switching procedures required for underground systems, perform proper isolation and grounding procedures for employee protection, read and interpret underground maps to determine circuit direction and feed, use fault-locating equipment to locate faults on both primary and secondary cables, and locate cable routes accurately.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Course Completion Requirements
In order to fully participate in all field exercises, participants are required to have the following equipment; hard hat, rubber gloves (Class 2), work gloves, work boots, eye protection, and rain gear.
- In order to fully participate, students should have a minimum of two years work experience in underground electrical distribution and practical knowledge of Underground Electrical Installation or Underground Electrical Systems.
- In order to fully participate in all field exercises, participates should bring workplace testing equipment for use during training.
TopicsCable fault locating (secondary and primary) +Cable marking +Field troubleshooting +Safe work procedures +Switching procedures +Underground equipment operations
- Troubleshooter crew members and customer complaint specialists
- Cable installers
- Construction professionals
Continuing Education & Professional Credits