EPP024 – 28.00 Hours

Currently there are no scheduled classes for this course. However, this course can be scheduled to meet your 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

Electric Power Overhead and Underground System MaintenanceThe Electric Power Overhead and Underground System Maintenance course trains participants in safe work practices related to distribution system maintenance. The course allows participants to work with a variety of structures as well as underground systems specific to repair work done on typical system hardware. During training students will become familiar with personal protective grounding practices on both overhead and underground electrical systems and perform switching and isolating procedures on an underground residential distribution system. At the completion of this course, participants will be able to work as a member of a crew when replacing  typical pole line hardware and apparatus.


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

  • Hard hat
  • Rubber gloves (Class 2)
  • Work gloves
  • Safety glasses
  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • Climbing tools
  • Work boots
  • Hand tools

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 recommended, but not required, participants complete the TEEX Electric Utilities Personal Protective Grounding Practices (EPP011) and Electric Power Overhead Line Construction (EPP031) courses.


  • Introduction and Orientation
  • Safe Work Practices
  • Overhead System Maintenance
  • Underground System Maintenance

Suggested Audience

This course is designed for electric utility personnel who are required to switch, test, and install protective grounds and work on de-energized overhead and underground electric power systems.

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

  • 2.80 CEUs

Contact Information

Infrastructure Training & Safety Institute
OSHA Training Institute Education Center
Phone: (979) 458-9188 | Toll-Free: (800) 723-3811 or (800) SAFE-811
Email: itsi@teex.tamu.edu

I didn’t get to say thank you before I left class so I wanted to take a moment and say thank you. Your class was excellent and I really appreciate the effort that you put into it. The material presented was effectively put together to ensure that we got the most out of it. I could really tell that you enjoy what you do. I have been training for quite some time and can tell that your passion is extremely high.

— Ryan Taylor, Student, Witt | O’Brien’s
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