Energized Overhead Contact System Line Safety (EOCSLS)

Energized Overhead Contact System Line Safety

COURSE OVERVIEW

This comprehensive 10-day program is designed to assist in meeting the regulatory requirements for “Qualified Workers” involved in maintaining energized overhead contact systems (OCS). Maintenance technicians and linemen involved in energized overhead contact systems will learn to avoid electrical hazards by being trained in special precautionary techniques and the proper use of personal protective equipment, such as rubber gloves, blankets and line hoses, insulated tools and other protective measures to reduce the hazard of electric shock.

Arc flash protection is also covered in detail. Participants will learn specific safe work practices required when working on or near energized overhead contact systems.

NUMBER
556
DURATION
10 days
SCHEDULE
On-Site Only
INVOLVEMENT
Hands-on
 
CREDITS
8 CEUs
TUITION
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WHO SHOULD ATTEND

This course includes lecture discussions, supplemented with video training, energized work procedures and hands-on energized work exercises. Maintenance technicians and linemen involved in energized overhead contact systems work will find this course invaluable.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to:

  • Understand the three hazards of electricity, their effects on the employee and how to avoid them
  • Learn to work safely on or near energized overhead contact systems
  • Learn the proper care and use of electrical protective equipment
  • Identify the safe-work practices for energized work
  • Learn the proper application of protective grounds
  • Learn approach distances to energized circuits and equipment
  • Identify the requirements for good energized work procedures
  • Learn appropriate techniques for use of insulating equipment

REQUIREMENTS

Working knowledge of basic electricity and overhead contact systems.