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Powerline Technician Evaluation

Program Description

Infrastructure Health & Safety Association

This program familiarizes participants with many of the basic job duties carried out by powerline technicians. It also allows employers the opportunity to observe and evaluate prospective job candidates or recent hires as they perform basic trade tasks.

This unique program is a combination of theory and practical hands-on exercises facilitated by our experienced instructors. While there is established program material, the content of the program can be tailored for an individual firm’s needs.


Program Content

  • Interpretation of applicable legislation
  • Overview of the Electrical Utility Safety Rules
  • Operation of radial boom derricks and aerial devices
  • Pole climbing exercises with belts and spurs
  • Pole top rescue and bucket rescue evacuation
  • Rigging exercises and knot tying
  • Use of rubber protective equipment during simulated live line work using the aerial device
  • Switch and live-line clamp operation using specialized tools of the trade
  • Grounding and bonding exercises

Who Should Attend?

Firms that hire new powerline technician employees or firms wishing to provide an assessment of their skills.

Price Per Participant at
IHSA Facility
Total Course Price at
Your Facility
Program Duration
1 - 3 Days
Member Fee
Member Fee
Max Participants
Non-member Fee
Non-member Fee
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For pricing and availability, please contact dsmith@ihsa.ca directly.


Session Details

City: Any
Region: Any

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