Powerline Technician Basics
Hydro One offers this course to its staff and there is a one year waiting list to attend – it's that popular! In partnership with Hydro One, this course is now being offered through our training program.
This course is designed for participants interested in a “hands on” experience of power lines and related construction activities. Under the guidance of trained instructors, learn how to set a pole and to climb poles and towers. An introduction to bucket trucks is also included. Participants engage in activities requiring a group effort, strengthening the importance of team building and communication skills. Whether you work directly with Operations staff or require a better understanding of the electrical distribution system, this is an effective way of expanding you knowledge of system design and the required skills of a successful Powerline Technician. Participants working with the line trades will find this course particularly valuable.
The following topics will be covered:
- Introduction to bucket trucks and RBD activities
- Practical exercises including pole climbing, tower climbing (limited heights)
- Pole setting
- Bucket rescue demonstration (don’t worry, no-one will be left stranded)
Prepared to perform physical activities.
PPE and safety boots required.
Who Should Attend?
Technicians, Human Resources, Engineers, Managers, Supervisors, Operations, Administration Staff.
Course Dates and Registration: