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Lineworker Climbing Techniques

SKEL 134

Lineworker Climbing Techniques

SKEL 134

Course Description

Prerequisite: Current validation for Lineworker Level I program. Corequisites: SKEL 136 and SKEL 138. Provides participants with the basic knowledge and pole climbing skills necessary to progress through the Lineworker/Electrical Utility Program. Student is responsible for climbing equipment, tools, and foul weather gear as required. Cost may exceed $200. (15-63)

Outcomes and Objectives

Demonstrate basic knowledge of pole climbing and safety techniques

Objectives:

  • Inspect and maintain climbing equipment
  • Inspect poles for safety prior to climbing
  • Climb wooden poles using defined criteria
  • Perform "Freestyle" and "Bucking" climbing techniques
  • Demonstrate proper use of fall restraint equipment
  • Demonstrate basic knot tying skills
  • Demonstrate and perform secondary level Hurtman Rescue