The Electric Power Line Reconductoring course provides participants with training specific to the proper setup and use of power line reconductoring tools, equipment, and machines necessary to safely perform a reconductor operation on a three-phase overhead distribution system. At the completion of this course, participants will able to identify safe work procedures, apply proper grounding techniques, safely position aerial devices, layout conductors, install dollies and operate tension rigs when installing a new conductor.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Course Completion Requirements
In order to fully participate in all field work exercises, students will need the following equipment; hard hat, rubber gloves and rubber sleeves (Class 2), work gloves, safety glasses, long-sleeve shirts, hand tools, and work boots.
Participants should either be qualified to perform energized line maintenance or have operational knowledge of Hot Line 1 or 2 - Rubber Gloving procedures.
TopicsConductor handling and control +Crew communication +Finger lines / pilot lines / pulling ropes +Grounding equipment and procedures +Line stringing safety precautions +Public protection / required job briefings / safe work procedures +Sag and tension charts +Stringing methods +Tension control +Tension stringing equipment operations +Tension stringing procedures +Stringing and grounding blocks
- Electric utilities industry professionals
- Safety coordinators
- Anyone involved in conductor stringing operations and energized circuits