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Underground Power Cable (Level 1)

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Course Summary:

In the Central Learning session, the student will cover theoretical knowledge based components, perform core skill tasks and be assessed on performance.  Course topics and objectives will include:  safety basics, job planning, basic electrical theory, basic rigging components of the Underground Distribution System, entry into confined spaces, handling compressed gases, hot compounds and metals.

Course Outline:

In the introduction to work procedures on low voltage WLPE and PILC cables, the following topics are covered:

  • Safety regulations

  • Job planning

  • Types of cables

  • Cable theory and construction

  • Types of tapes

  • Cable pulling and bending radius when being installed

Students work individually splicing secondary and primary cables, building a taped stress cone installing pre-molded cones and load break elbows.
Working in pairs on PILC cables, students will prepare lead sleeves, dead-end cables, install pulling eyes, learn the techniques of tinning and soldering, install split sleeves, tape, learn the art of wiping lead sleeves and grounding the lead sheath to the system neutral.


None required.


$8,275 + HST
Includes materials, lunch and breaks.

Course Length: 

2 weeks


Kleinburg Training Centre

Course Dates and Registration:

CourseBegin DateEnd DateRegistration
Underground Power Cable - Level 36/10/20196/21/2019 REGISTER
Underground Power Cable - Level 13/23/20204/3/2020 REGISTER