EPP011 – 16.00 Hours

Currently there are no scheduled classes for this course. However, in some cases a course can be scheduled to meet your organization’s specific needs. For more information about this course or to schedule a class, please contact Infrastructure Training & Safety Institute
OSHA Training Institute Education Center at (800) 723-3811 or (800) SAFE-811 or itsi@teex.tamu.edu to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

Utility equipment groundingThe 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.

Course Completion Requirements

Participant Must Provide

  • a photo identification on the first day of class. See the Participant Handbook for approved forms of identification and additional guidelines.

Attendance Requirements

To meet attendance requirements, participants must review each training module and complete all required course assignments, activities, quizzes, and/or end of course exam.


Prior Training Courses or Knowledge

It is recommended, but not required, participants have knowledge of electrical distribution system construction configurations and basic electricity.


  • Basic Concepts
  • Lineworker Protection on Overhead Lines
  • Lineworker Protection on Underground Distribution Lines
  • Grounding Vehicles
  • Field Exercises

Suggested Audience

This course is designed for utilities personnel who inspect, test, or install personal protective grounds as well as industry supervisors, safety coordinators, and engineers.

Contact Information

Infrastructure Training & Safety Institute
OSHA Training Institute Education Center
Phone: | Toll-Free: (800) 723-3811 or (800) SAFE-811
Email: itsi@teex.tamu.edu

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