The 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.
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.
Prior Training Courses or Knowledge
It is recommended, but not required, participants have knowledge of electrical distribution system construction configurations and basic electricity.
TopicsBasic Concepts+Lineworker Protection on Overhead Lines+Lineworker Protection on Underground Distribution Lines+Grounding Vehicles+Field Exercises
This course is designed for utilities personnel who inspect, test, or install personal protective grounds as well as industry supervisors, safety coordinators, and engineers.
Continuing Education and Professional Credits1.6 CEUs