Advanced Pole Climbing School
Guadalupe Valley Electric Cooperative, Gonzales, TX Visit Website
Tuesday, March 12, 2024
- Friday, March 15, 2024
Central Standard Time
Course Description This course teaches how to identify and perform procedures necessary to safely ascend and descend a utility pole. It also teaches how to correctly position and work efficiently from the pole. This course is designed for employees in the electric utility, telecommunications or cable TV industries who are groundmen, apprentice linemen or have basic pole climbing skills. Advanced Pole Climbing is also recommended for employees who assist night crews. This course consists of classroom and field exercises.
Care and inspection of climbing gear - Techniques for pole inspection
Climbing hazards - Hazard recognition - Handlines
Pole inspection - Climbing techniques - Pole framing
Build three-phase line - Hazard recognition - Sag conductor
Proper handline use - Retire hardware and conductor
Each participant should bring
Climbers and gaff guards - Work gloves - Hardhat - Handline - Rain gear
Lineman body belt and fall arrest safety - Safety glasses - Appropriate climbing boots
The participant should have experience as a groundman or be an apprentice lineman and have basic climbing skills.
Course begins at 8 a.m., Tuesday, March 12 and ends at noon, Friday, March 15.
Guadalupe Valley EC, 917 CR 242, Gonzales 78629
Continuing Education Units
32 hours (3.20 CEUs) A South Plains College certificate will be mailed to participants who complete this course and pay the $10 fee.