**PLEASE NOTE** online registration is not available. You must provide prerequisite information, complete all required documentation, and submit via fax or mail. To protect your sensitive personal information, please do not email forms/documentation.
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.
Course Completion Requirements
- 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
Continuing Education & Professional Credits