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.
TEEX Certification/Licensing Requirement
Participants must provide evidence of completion of the TEEX Wood Pole Climbing (EPP001) course or equivalent training verified by their current employer through a completed Student Qualification Form. This prerequisite may be accomplished by uploading a copy of the documents during registration using the TEEX Student Portal. Once received and approved, the participant will be notified by email they have met all prerequisites and have been added to the class roster. All documentation is due at least 14 business days prior to the start of class.
Course Completion Requirements
Student Must Provide
- Climbing boots
- Hard hat
- Work gloves
- Safety glasses
- Body belt
- Safety belt
- Long-sleeved shirt
Class attendance is an essential part of the education process and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises. This course requires participants to attend a minimum of 80% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion. During the course, your instructor will review any additional attendance requirements, for example a field exercise that cannot be missed.
TopicsSafe Work Practices+Planning the Construction Design+Hauling and Setting Poles+Installing Line Equipment+Field Activities
This course is designed for electric power construction professionals, electricians, utilities professionals, and industry professionals working with overhead line construction.
Continuing Education and Professional Credits2.8 CEUs