Power Line Worker Level 1 Trainee Guide

Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 2011-06-28
Publisher(s): PEARSO
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This exceptionally produced trainee guide features a highly illustrated design, technical hints and tips from industry experts, review questions and a whole lot more! Key content includes: Power Line Worker Safety, Introduction to Electrical Circuits, Introduction to Electrical Theory, Climbing Wooden Poles, Climbing Structures Other Than Wood, Tools of the Trade, Aerial Framing, Utility Service Equipment, Rigging, Setting and Pulling Poles, Trenching, Excavating, and Boring Equipment, and Introduction to Electrical Test Equipment.   Instructor Supplements Instructors: Product supplements may be ordered directly through OASIS athttp://oasis.pearson.com. For more information contact your Pearson NCCER/Contren Sales Specialist athttp://nccer.pearsonconstructionbooks.com/store/sales.aspx.   ·    Annotated Instructor's Guide (AIG) Paperback (Includes access code for Instructor Resource Center) 978-0-13-257109-8 ·   TestGen Software and Test Questions - Available for download from  www.nccercontrenirc.com. Access code comes in AIG and also available separately.  ·    Additional TestGen Software Access Code Cards  978-0-13-257181-4 ·    PowerPoint® Presentation Slides 978-0-13-257136-4         

Table of Contents

(Total Level Hours: 402.5 Hours (includes 100 hours of Power Industry Fundamentals, which is a prerequisite for Level 1 completion and must be purchased separately)


49102-11 Power Line Worker Safety (15 Hours)

Covers the safety equipment and safety practices associated with the special hazards of power line work, including electrical

and arc flash hazards; traffic control; trenching; horizontal directional drilling; working in confined spaces; and safe entry

into a substation.


49103-11 Introduction to Electrical Circuits (7.5 Hours)

Provides a general introduction to electricity and DC circuits, including theory of voltage, current and resistance, basic DC

circuits, and Ohm’s law. Also introduces the test equipment used in power line work.


49104-11 Introduction to Electrical Theory (7.5 Hours)

Describes how to calculate voltage, current, and resistance values in series, parallel, and combination DC circuits using

Ohm’s law. Also includes a basic description of grounding and bonding.


49105-11 Climbing Wooden Poles (80 Hours)

Describes how to safely climb a wooden utility pole. Covers climbing equipment, inspection of equipment, pole inspection,

climbing techniques, and pole-top rescue.


49106-11 Climbing Structures Other Than Wood (40 Hours)

Explains the equipment, safety practices, and climbing techniques required to climb towers. Hazards associated with

the environment, such as snakes, birds, insects, and weather hazards, are also covered.


49107-11 Tools of the Trade (10 Hours)

Covers the specialized tools used by line workers, including hot sticks, as well as universal tool accessories. Also covers ladders

and work platforms; crimpers; cable cutters; pneumatic tools; and powder-actuated tools.


49108-11 Aerial Framing (80 Hours)

Explains how to install guys to support a utility pole, as well as how to install the equipment on the pole to support conductors.

Includes the installation of cross-arms, transformers, and conductors.


49109-11 Utility Service Equipment (15 Hours)

Covers descriptions and operations instructions for use of the digger derrick, bucket truck, crane truck, and aerial lift. Also

covers safety requirements; inspection and maintenance; driving and setup operations; and emergency procedures.


49110-11 Rigging (12.5 Hours)

Explains how to select and use rigging equipment. Covers common rigging equipment and rigging methods that are likely

to be used by power line workers. Also covers hand signals and other methods of communication between the rigger and the

crane operator.


49111-11 Setting and Pulling Poles (20 Hours)

Provides instructions for the storage, loading, and transport of wooden utility poles. Includes use of the digger derrick to dig

the hole and install the pole. Also covers pole removal using a hydraulic jacking device.


49112-11 Trenching, Excavating, and Boring Equipment (7.5 Hours)

Covers the use and maintenance of trenching equipment, backhoe/loaders, and horizontal directional drilling equipment

for the installation of direct-buried power lines. Includes a review of safety guidelines related to buried utilities.


49113-11 Introduction to Electrical Test Equipment (7.5 Hours)

Introduces the basic test equipment used by electrical workers to test and troubleshoot electrical circuits. Also covers

specialized line worker test equipment, including the highvoltage detector, phase rotation tester, megohmmeter, phasing

stick, and hipot tester.

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