Basic Pole Climbing School

Basic Pole Climbing School

Tuesday, April 09, 2024 - Friday, April 12, 2024 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Central Standard Time

Basic Pole Climbing School

Karnes Electric Cooperative, Pleasanton, TX   Visit Website
Tuesday, April 09, 2024 - Friday, April 12, 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. This course is designed for employees in the electric utility, telecommunications or cable TV industries who are groundmen or apprentice linemen. Basic Pole Climbing is also recommended for employees who assist night crews.


Care and inspection of climbing gear - Proper sharpening and shaping of climbing gaffs

Techniques for pole inspection - Climbing hazards - Hazard recognition - Handlines


Pole inspection - Remove and install crossarm - Basic climbing techniques

Insulator changeout - Hazard recognition - Proper handline use - Pole-top rescue

Each participant should bring

Climbers and gaff guards - Work gloves - Hand tools - Handline

Lineman body belt and fall arrest safety - Safety glasses - Rain gear

Long-sleeved shirts - Rubber gloves - Hardhat - Appropriate climbing boots

Course Prerequisites

The participant should have experience as a groundman or be an apprentice lineman.

Course Schedule

Course begins at 8 a.m., Tuesday, April 9 and ends at noon, Friday, April 12.

Karnes EC, 1824 West Goodwin, Pleasanton 78064

Class Limit

18 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.

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.

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

Suggested Places To Stay: Attendees are responsible for making their own hotel room reservations.
Best Western Plus Hotel 1917 West Oaklawn Rd. Pleasanton 78064 (830) 569-1917
Hampton Inn Pleasanton 2057 West Oaklawn Rd. Pleasanton 78064 (830) 569-3001
Fairfield Inn and Suites 200 Showbarn Rd. Pleasanton 78064 (830) 569-8656
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Jourdanton 110 BMT Dr. Jourdanton 78026 (830) 769-3050


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