Advanced Pole Climbing School

Advanced Pole Climbing School

Tuesday, October 22, 2024 - Friday, October 25, 2024 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Central Standard Time

Advanced Pole Climbing School

Trinity Valley Electric Cooperative, Kaufman, TX   Visit Website
Tuesday, October 22, 2024 - Friday, October 25, 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, October 22 and ends at noon, Friday, October 25.

Trinity Valley EC, 1800 East US Hwy 243, Kaufman 75142

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.

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Suggested Places To Stay: Attendees are responsible for making their own hotel room reservations.
Best Western Plus Christopher Inn & Suites 752 Pinson Road Forney 75126 (866) 925-4159
Comfort Suites Near Cedar Creek Lake 198 and Hwy 175 Mabank 75147 (866) 538-1314

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