The Electric Power Overhead Line Construction course provides students with hands-on training specific to the construction of a three-phase overhead electrical distribution system with a single-phase tap. Participants work as a crew team to complete the installation of a typical overhead electrical system. Instructor-led field exercises include setting poles, anchors and guys, stringing out conductors and proper sagging. At the completion of this course, participants will have a better understanding of all operational skills required to work as a crew member during the safe transport of poles to a job site, proper unloading, setting the poles, installing anchors, identifying conductor size and type, stringing the wire, and using sag charts. Participants also learn to install hand and pre-form ties to various types of conductors used in the utility industry.
Evidence of successful completion of the Wood Pole Climbing Techniques course or equivalent training verified by the employer.
- Complete the Student Qualification Form located in the resources section.
- Evidence of successful completion of the Wood Pole Climbing Techniques course or equivalent training verified by employer.
- In order to fully participate in all field work exercises, students will need the following equipment
Once all proper documentation has been collected and/or completed it may be faxed to TEEX Customer Care at (979) 458-1426. If additional information is required, contact TEEX Customer Care personnel at (800) 723-3811.
All verifications and associated documentation must be completed a minimum of 14 business days prior to the start of class.
TopicsAPPA and OSHA safe work procedures +Conductor stringing procedures +Installing anchors and guides +Laying up conductors +RUS Line construction manuals: Three-phase and Single-phase construction +Pole framing procedures +Pole loading / hauling / unloading procedures +Pole setting procedures +Sagging and dead-ending conductors +Staking sheets +Tying conductors +Types of overhead conductors +Warehousing and housekeeping +Work area clean up
- Construction professionals
- Utilities professionals
- Industry professionals working with overhead line construction
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