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Jessica Janssen

Seminar & Continuing Education Coordinator

715-874-4644

jcather@cvtc.edu

Randy Larson

Electric Lineworker Apprenticeship Instructor

715-855-7542

rlarson@cvtc.edu

 

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 Hot Line School 2014.pdfHot Line School 2014.pdf

 

Important Information

Participants are responsible for bringing their own high voltage rubber gloves, rubber sleeves, safety glasses, hard hats, body harnesses, personal tools, and pole-climbing equipment/hand protection.

 

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Lineworkers

Hot Line School: April 22-24, 2014

This three-day, hands-on school combines classroom presentations and working field applications covering all aspects of hotline operations and safety procedures for the electric utility lineworker. This seminar is for all lineworkers regardless of their years of experience and equipment, from 5KV, 12KV to 25KV electric systems.


Cost

Hot Line School is $375/person.  This includes continental breakfast, snacks, and lunch.


Agenda

​Tuesday, April 22
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Registration - CVTC West Campus Training Field
8:30 - 9:00 a.m.
​​Welcome and Safety Lecture: Tim Vassios, CVTC Electrical Power Distribution Instructor
9:15 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Hands-on Field Training (Refer to Station Descriptions below)

 

​Wednesday, April 23
​8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m

​​Hands-on Field Training (Refer to Station Descriptions below)

 

​Thursday, April 24
8 - 11:30 a.m. Break out sessions with speaker and three phase backfeet demonstration
11:30-11:45 a.m. Instructor Appreciation Gifts and Evaluation
11:45 a.m Adjourn

  

Download Hot Line School Brochure: Hot Line School 2014.pdfHot Line School 2014.pdf

 

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 Registration Information

 

Registration deadline is Friday, April 18! 

 

Please read carefully to ensure your registration information and payment is received correctly:

Individuals wishing to register and pay online or by check:

Please follow this link to register and pay online with a credit card or check.  *Please note: All registration information is required.  You will be required to fill out a paper registration for any missing information during your check-in at Safety Day.  It is advised to fill in all information requested to avoid delays during check-in.

Employers wishing to register and pay for multiple employees:

Please follow this link to register and pay online with a credit card, enter a PO number or pay via invoice.  *Please note: All registration information is required. Employees will be required to fill out a paper registration for any missing information during your check-in at Safety Day. 

Minimum employee information needed to register online:

  • Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Personal Mailing Address
  • Valid email
  • Valid phone number
  • Sessions Attending

Other registration methods:

1.  You may fill out the registration form below and mail or fax to CVTC with payment.

2.  You may call to register and pay via phone at 1-800-511-9095 or 715-738-3841.

Seminar  Continuing Education Form 01.28.14.pdfSeminar Continuing Education Form 01.28.14.pdf

 

 Station Descriptions

 

General Training Stations for Hot-Line School 2014
 

Pole change-out/transformer with a mini-derrick lift

The station will start with a job briefing with assigned crew members, from a variety of different utilities, which will discuss different procedures of how to change this overhead transformer using a “back-yard unit”. This station will give your employee the chance to use a device which is compact enough to be accessible into tight areas which a digger-derrick and/or bucket truck is unable to access. Proper set-up procedures will be emphasized along with the proper use of personal protective equipment.

 

Backyard pole change out with digger/derrick parked in the street

If it hasn’t happened already, someday you will not be able to drive across a customer’s lawn with the digger truck to change out a pole in a backyard? This station will review safety issues and introduce/review the safe procedures in how to accomplish to change the backyard pole out with rigging techniques.

 

Pole change out…..Picking, setting and pulling a pole with an EZ Spot UR

The EZ SPOT UR is a HEAVY DUTY POLE SETTER which is designed to handle utility poles up to 45 feet long. With the Pole Setter, the operator can pick up a pole on the ground, or on a trailer, and rotate up to the vertical by the use of a skid-steer. This job will give your employee the opportunity to use this new piece of equipment while setting the pole in a simulated high voltage line.

 

Proper procedures using a hydraulic pole puller

Digger derrick companies comments about the procedures of pulling  poles as it stresses the ring gear, rotation motor and other mounting devices. They recommend using a pole puller before putting undue stress on your digger derrick as it pulls poles. At this station, your employee will be able to set-up and operate a hydraulic pole puller. The demonstration will show your employee how valuable a pole puller is and how it will extend wear and tear on your company’s digger-derrick unit.

 

Load Securement fundamentals

Your employees’ daily load heavy equipment and material onto trailers. Do your load securement practices meet DOT requirements?  “Can I back my unit up to tighten the chain?  What are the chaining requirements? What does WLL mean? How many tie downs are required?”  These and many more questions will be answered by a CVTC truck driver training professional. Different types of cargo and equipment will be loaded onto a trailer with hands-on demonstrations.

 

Burndy  Connector College

This station will be conducted by a qualified Burndy representative which will demonstrate the proper ways to set a squeeze tool for proper compressions, the proper use of compression connectors, explain if your utility is using the proper squeeze on connectors with the correct conductors and locations you are using. You may be surprised of the information your employee brings back to work.

 

Three-phase pole change-out and not tipping pole

This station has been a request from past schools. This station will discuss procedures with the crew of the change-out. The crew will devise a safe way(s) to change this pole out without the option of tipping the pole and phases out of the way with the new pole. Clearances will be observed closely as discussing minimum approach distances.

 

Fall arrest pole climbing station and ropes/rigging/knot tying review

As times change along with regulations/company policies of climbing poles. This station will have different fall arrest companies demonstrating their fall arrest systems. Bring hand protection, climbers, body belt, and good pair of climbing boots/work shoes.

 

Tree leaning/laying on a three-phase line

A hands-on station demonstrating the required steps to cut/remove a tree off of a primary line, Safety procedures of grounding and testing procedures along with the safe operation of  a chainsaw will be stressed. PPE of chainsaw chaps and hearing protection will be required/furnished. If you have the equipment available to bring, please bring your company’s wood cutting PPE along.

 

Station PC (Pole Change Out)

This station will be limited to six (6) linemen who want to be challenged and be assigned to one project. Field course designed for electric lineman. It’s a "Hands on" approach to changing-out a variety of pole structures/construction simulating energized conditions without disruption of service. If you sign up to participate in Station “PC”, you will remain at Station “PC” during the entire school. 

 

Station S (Stringing)

This station will be limited to six (6) linemen that are advanced in training, want to be challenged and be assigned to one project. Field course designed for electric lineman. It’s a "Hands on" approach to re-conductor simulating energized conditions without disruption of service. If you sign up to participate in Station “S”, you will remain at Station “S” during the entire school.

 

*Stations may change due to unforeseen circumstances, availability of instructors, equipment, and weather.
 

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Hotel Accommodations

A block of rooms has been reserved. Be sure to ask for the linemen rate.

Plaza Hotel & Suites - A special rate of $52 per night, single or double rooms

1202 West Clairemont Avenue, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, 715-834-3181

 

You are welcome to choose from other hotels in the Eau Clarie area, but will not be guaranteed any special rates.

Direction and Parking

​Follow this link for a map to the West Campus (Transportation Education Center.)  Parking permits will not be required for this conference.