Transmission Line Repair - Bare Hand Method

SKU: TDTL00CENDuration: 60 Minutes

The purpose of this course is to teach the theory and practice involved in using the bare hand method to perform live transmission line repair. Safety is emphasized throughout the course. The basic theory of bare hand work is presented as well as the equipment used to perform this work. Installation of a repair sleeve is used as an example to illustrate how the principles of bare hand work are applied. At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to explain what bare hand repair work is, why it works, and how it is done. They should also be able to explain how to install a repair sleeve using the bare hand method.

Course Details

Specs

Training Time: 60 minutes

Compatibility: Desktop Only

Based on: Industry Standards and Best Practices

Languages: English

Learning Objectives

  • Introduction to the Bare Hand Method
  • Explain the meaning of “potential difference” as it applies to bare hand work.
  • Recognize where potential differences exist on a transmission line.
  • Explain “safe working distances” (minimum clearances) as they apply to bare hand work.
  • Clipping-in and Shunting
  • Demonstrate the proper method of putting on a conductive suit to work safely on energized lines.
  • Demonstrate and explain how a lineman becomes energized using the bare hand method.
  • Explain how shunts are used to make a work area safe.
  • Planning and Inspection
  • Explain the type of planning necessary to perform a job using the bare hand method.
  • Insulator Changeout, Part 1
  • Identify and explain the basic tasks that must be accomplished on the “cold side” of the tower in preparation for changing out a “V” string of insulators.
  • Identify and explain basic safety considerations that a crew follow while changing out insulators using the bare hand method.
  • Insulator Changeout, Part 2
  • Identify and explain the basic tasks that must be accomplished on the “hot side” in order to change out a string of insulators using the bare hand method.
  • Explain how a lineman comes off of an energized conductor using the bare hand method.
  • Identify and explain the basic safety considerations as they apply to rigging, equipment, and personnel using the bare hand method.
  • Bucket Trucks and the Bare Hand Method
  • Identify and explain the specialized equipment required to work from a bucket truck using the bare hand method.
  • Explain the major tasks that must be made on bucket trucks and bare hand equipment prior to doing a job.
  • Explain how to safely energize a bucket truck.
  • Identify and explain the basic tasks that must be accomplished to install or repair an armor rod from a bucket truck using the bare hand method.
  • Recognize and explain some of the key safety considerations when working bare hand from a bucket truck.
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