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Recognising Overhead Lines, Their Components and Inspection Processes

This course is intended for Overhead Line personnel involved with the operation of high and low voltage overhead lines (up to and including 400,000 volts) and also those who are responsible for the testing and inspection of associated supporting structures.

The course is aimed at DNO’s (Distribution Network Operators) Rail, Utilities Providers, Power Distribution and Telecommunications  Contractors and Companies.

Duration: 3 days

Location: Stockton-On-Tees High Voltage Training Centre

Assessment: Candidates will undertake a written assessment only.

Certification: Candidates who successfully complete the theoretical competence assessment will receive a PASS “Competence” certificate. Candidates who fail or do not wish to undertake the competency assessments will receive a PASS “Attendance” certificate.

Entry Requirements: There are no entry requirements or prerequisites for this course.

Whats Included: Refreshments, Lunch and all course material will be provided

Contents / Modules

The course will cover a number of methods and techniques that you can use when working with overhead lines and their components. The core areas that you will focus on are:

  • Recognising Electrical Overhead Lines and their various operating Voltages
  • Appreciation of the Design Types and Structure Configurations
  • Reasons for different Structure Configurations and Design Limitations
  • Appreciation of the various components used on Overhead Lines
  • Recognising Component Degradation
  • Recognising Equipment and Attachments
  • Overview of Inspection Techniques
  • Understanding Electricity Safety, Quality and Continuity Regulations (ESQCR) 2002
  • Background to product selection, Fabrication, Preparation and Treatments of wood pole supports (pre-service)
  • Decay, Deterioration and damage of in-service wood poles
  • Techniques for identifying Decay, Deterioration and damage in wood poles
  • Wood Pole Condition Classification
  • Application of Industry Recognised Remedial Treatment Methods

There are no practical elements associated with the course.

After the course candidates would be able to undertake duties as HV/LV Wood Pole Overhead Line Inspectors.

After successful completion of this course, candidates can progress to Overhead Line Design Training.


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