Safety in Transmission and Distribution Maintenance

5.0 1 Review SKU: TDSTD00CENDuration: 60 Minutes

The purpose of this course is to teach the basic safety considerations involved in performing maintenance work on transmission and distribution (T&D) systems. Specific electrical shock hazards and how to avoid them are discussed. The course describes hazards that may be encountered in overhead, underground, and substation and switchyard maintenance work. At the conclusion of this course, participants should have a basic understanding of the types of hazards that may be encountered in T&D maintenance work.

Course Details


Training Time: 60 minutes

Compatibility: Desktop Only

Based on: Industry Standards and Best Practices

Languages: English

Learning Objectives

  • Job Hazards
  • Describe the individual's role in safety.
  • Identify hazards that may be encountered in T&D work.
  • Protective Equipment
  • Identify and describe basic clothing and personal safety equipment used in T&D work.
  • Describe personal rubber gear.
  • Describe hotline cover gear used to insulate energized equipment.
  • Safe Work Practices
  • Describe how to perform a pre-use inspection on a bucket truck.
  • Describe how a tailgate session is used to plan a job.
  • Describe how to secure a safe work area at a typical job site.
  • Overhead Line Maintenance
  • Describe how to test a pole before climbing it.
  • Describe how to inspect pole climbing equipment.
  • Describe techniques for climbing a pole.
  • Describe how to apply hot line cover gear by hand and with hot sticks.
  • Underground Line Maintenance
  • Describe how to inspect a manhole cover.
  • Describe how to inspect a pad-mounted transformer.
  • Substation and Switchyard Maintenance
  • Describe how to inspect a substation.
  • Describe preparations that should be carried out before work is done on a circuit breaker.

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