Fatality Notice: IHSA has learned of a construction-related fatality in Sudbury involving a construction worker securing a transport trailer load. One workplace fatality is one too many, regardless of the sector, industry, or occupation. Please take a moment to think about those who have died or been injured on the job and re-establish a commitment to the prevention of injuries, illnesses, and fatalities.

Air Break Switch/Load Interrupter Maintenance

Program Description

This program introduces or reinforces the proper isolating and maintenance procedures of air break switches and load interrupters using rubber and fibre protective equipment and live line tools. Participants are required to bring their own CSA approved head, eye, foot protection, traffic vest, leather work gloves, suitable clothing, (including FR rated) rubber gloves and covers, personal hand tools. Note: The outside live line work is on 27.6kV Class #4. Rubber gloves will be required. If your employer does not have class 4 gloves, gloves will be supplied by IHSA.  The participant will not be permitted to participate in the course if they do not bring the noted personal protective equipment and tools.


Program Content

  • Detailed study of applicable IHSA Safe Practice Guides
  • Hydraulic equipment—stability and safe operation
  • Job planning/tailboard talk
  • Utility Work Protection Code
  • By-pass jumpers (ratings, proper installation)
  • Cleaning and adjustment of air break switches
  • Field practice (hands-on practical session)

Who Should Attend?

Personnel performing this type of work (including supervisors).

Price Per Participant at
IHSA Facility
Total Course Price at
Your Facility
Program Duration
2 Days
Member Fee
Member Fee
Max Participants
Non-member Fee
Non-member Fee
Call to Register

To inquire about possible dates and enrollment for this course, please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-263-5024.

Session Details

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