The Electric Utilities Personal Protective Grounding Practices course emphasizes the importance and the need to effectively ground systems and vehicles to protect the line worker as well as equipment. Emphasis is placed on potential hazards to ground personnel and the public when using protective grounding along with the purpose, testing, inspection, and application of protective grounds on overhead and underground electrical utility systems. At the completion of training, participants will have a working knowledge of protective grounding practices and the inspection, testing, and installation procedures of protective grounds as well as hazards associated with using improper equipment or configurations.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Participants should be familiar with electrical distribution system construction configurations as well as basic electricity.
TopicsEvolution of grounding practices +Grounding principles +Line stringing grounding practices +Maintenance and testing of protective grounds +Personal protective grounding practices (overhead and underground) +Regulatory compliance prior to grounding +Safety hazards related to grounding practices for ground workers and the public +Step and touch potential +Vehicle grounding practices
- Crane Operators
- Bucket Operators
- Substation Workers
- Tree Trimmers
- Electric Utilities Personnel
- Safety Coordinators
- Construction Professionals
- Industry professionals who inspect, test or install personal protective grounds
Continuing Education & Professional Credits