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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