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Line Clearing – Safety and Awareness

Program Description

Infrastructure Health & Safety Association

This classroom based program provides hazard awareness to support workers who are involved in line clearing operations and related work that takes place in proximity to energized electrical equipment under the direct supervision of a journeyperson.


Program Content

  • Comprehensive review of relevant legislation and the Electrical Utility Safety Rule Book
  • IHSA's Line Clearing Operations Safe Practice Guide (SPG8)
  • Safe limits of approach
  • Basic electrical theory
  • Basic hydraulics + holding valve checks - overview and practical demonstration*
  • Equipment pre-trip inspection
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Job planning/tailboard talks
  • Temporary work zones
  • Utility Work Protection Code
  • Tree climbing techniques
Did You Know?

This awareness program provides a basic overview of a wide range of topics. This overview does not comprise a complete or practical review of hydraulics, temporary work zones, Tree Climbing or certification under the Utility Work Protection Code. For a more comprehensive coverage of these topics IHSA recommends attending programs listed below under the "What should I take next" heading.


Who Should Attend?

Personnel involved in line clearing operations.


What Should I Attend Next?

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

Session Details

City: Any
Region: Any

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