Module 1: Overhead Line Construction

EPP221 – 32.00 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 [email protected] to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

Module 1: Overhead Line Construction is designed to provide 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, and stringing the wire. Participants will also learn to install hand and pre-form ties to various types of conductors used in the utility industry.

Upon successful completion of this course, the participant will be able to perform overhead line construction.


Participants must verify the following prerequisite has been met prior to registering for this course: Student Qualification Form found on the TEEX website here: Student Qualification Form.pdf.

Course Completion Requirements

Climbing Equipment and Tools

Climbing equipment for lineworkers is referred to as personal climbing equipment because it is sized for the individual and provides for his or her safety. Because of these personal safety factors, climbing equipment should only be used by that person. This ensures that the lineworker always knows the condition of their equipment.

Participants must bring their own climbing equipment, including climbers, body belt, personal fall arrest system with a secondary safety device, and climbing boots to use during the program. Participants will also be required to bring their own personal protective equipment including hardhat, safety glasses, rubber gloves with protectors, work/climbing gloves, and long-sleeve shirts. It is the individual’s responsibility to ensure that their equipment is maintained in a safe manner by inspecting each piece prior to each use, as well as
performing periodic inspections and routine maintenance during the duration of the program.

Instructors reserve the right to inspect and determine if the personal climbing equipment is adequate for use. Personal climbing equipment and hand tools should be marked with the participant’s name. TEEX is not responsible for any loss or theft of personal climbing equipment, hand tools, or classroom supplies.

Classroom Supplies

Participants will be expected to come to class prepared each day supplied with the following items: notepad, pens, pencils, highlighters, and a scientific calculator. A backpack or other bag is recommended to secure and carry supplies.

In order to receive a Certificate of Completion, the participant must:

  • Attend 100% of the course
  • Sign the attendance roster each day of class
  • Complete and pass the final exam and field activities
  • Complete the end-of-course evaluation

Attendance Requirements

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. The course requires participants to attend a minimum of 100% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion. During the course, your instructor will review any additional attendance requirement, for example a field exercise that cannot be missed.

Additional modules are offered as open enrollment equivalent to the Level 2 Apprenticeship program.
They include the following:

  • Module 2: Single-Phase Transformer Connections, Meters, and Installation (EPP222)
  • Module 3: Rubber Gloving 1, Single-Phase Systems (EPP223)

Note: In order to be able to perform all fundamental skills consistent with the second year of the 4-year apprenticeship training program approved by the DOL, all Level 1 courses and all courses (or listed above would need to be completed.

Upon successful completion, you will be able to:

  •  Participants will be able to perform overhead line construction.

Suggested Audience

This course was designed for electric power construction professionals, electricians, utilities professionals, and industry professionals working with overhead line construction.

Contact Information

Infrastructure Training & Safety Institute
OSHA Training Institute Education Center
Phone: | Toll-Free: (800) 723-3811 or (800) SAFE-811
Email: [email protected]