The Essential Apprentice Skills for Electric Power Workers course is designed for entry-level personnel involved in the construction and maintenance of high voltage electrical distribution systems. Participants are provided terms and definitions associated with an electrical power supply system, high voltage cable systems, and overhead conductors used in transmission and distribution systems. During the delivery of this course, participants will have the opportunity to demonstrate their new skills surrounding the proper inspection and use of a voltmeter, ammeter, and ohmmeter when obtaining circuit readings. Participants receive information specific to proper knots and are provided information specific to the importance of a job briefing, journey line worker technician assistance, job site safety, proper use various electrical devices, vehicle inspections, and identification, inspection, and proper storage of tools used in line construction.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Course Completion Requirements
In order to fully participate in all field work exercises, students will need the following equipment; gloves, hard hat, safety glasses, work boots, and a long-sleeve shirt.
Participants should consider bringing 100 feet of rope and associated equipment (block, hook, and snap) necessary to fabricate a hand line.
TopicsCommonly used insulated live line tools and sticks +Duties and responsibilities of apprentice +How to splice rope and make hand lines +How to tie knots +Identify, inspect and use electrical measuring devices +Job site safety +Identify types of load rigging +Material identification and use +Personal protective equipment (PPE) used in the line trade+Proper procedures to ground vehicles +Terms and definitions of the trade +Types of vehicles and inspection procedures +Use of hand and power tools +• Hand signals job operations
- Apprentices who desire to become more familiar with the equipment, material and procedures of an electrical supply utility or contractor
- Industry professionals recently transferred into the construction or maintenance field
- Industry professionals with responsibility for purchasing or selling electrical supplies
- Cable installers
- Telecommunications professionals
- Construction personnel
- Industry professionals with the desire to become cross-trained