Advanced Pole Climbing School

Advanced Pole Climbing School

Tuesday, March 12, 2024 - Friday, March 15, 2024 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Central Standard Time

Advanced Pole Climbing School

Guadalupe Valley Electric Cooperative, Gonzales, TX   Visit Website
Tuesday, March 12, 2024 - Friday, March 15, 2024   iCalendar 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

Course Prerequisites

The participant should have experience as a groundman or be an apprentice lineman and have basic climbing skills.

Course Schedule

Course begins at 8 a.m., Tuesday, March 12 and ends at noon, Friday, March 15.

Guadalupe Valley EC, 917 CR 242, Gonzales 78629

Class Limit

15 students

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.

To register for an event, you will first be prompted to sign in or create a new online account.

Registration cancelation policy: All changes or cancelations must be made by email to No refunds will be issued for cancelations made fewer than 15 days before the event. Cancelations made more than 15 days before the event will receive a full refund, minus a $50 charge per student or substitution.

Suggested Places To Stay: Attendees are responsible for making their own hotel room reservations.
Holiday Inn Express Gonzales 126 Middle Buster Rd. Gonzales 78629 (830) 672-2777
Best Western Regency Inn & Suites 1811 East Sarah DeWitt Dr. Gonzales 78629 (830) 672-5555
Carefree Inn 1804 East Sarah DeWitt Dr. Gonzales 78629 (830) 672-9611 or 1-800-521-5200
Sleep Inn & Suites 2138 Water St. Gonzales 78629 (830) 672-1888

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Contact: Tami Knipstein, Loss Control Program Coordinator (512) 486-6271,,