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Utility Worker Training

SKEL 136

Utility Worker Training

SKEL 136

Course Description

Prerequisites: Prerequisites: Current validation for Lineworker Level I program.

Corequisites: SKEL 134 and SKEL 138 . Provides participants with the basic Ground Worker/Utility Worker knowledge and skills necessary to progress through the Lineworker/Electrical Utility Program. (15-63)

Outcomes and Objectives

Understand both overhead and underground construction activities.

Objectives:

  • Operate/maintain forestry equipment such as chain saws, pole saws and hand saws as well as understanding the rules and procedures for operating this equipment on the ground and aloft
  • Operate/maintain trenching/backhoe equipment and perform loading/unloading of equipment for transport
  • Operate/set-up digger derricks
  • Operate truck mounted winches and capstan
  • Demonstrate the techniques to rescue an incapacitated student from an aerial lift device
  • Perform the use of hand signals, prepare a transformer for installation, conduct a routine patrol, tie basic knots and identify common tools, material and equipment
  • Identify the rules and regulations concerning Tailboard Conferences
  • Install/label primary and secondary URD cables