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Cable Testing and Fault Locating

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Program Description

Infrastructure Health & Safety Association

This program covers various methods and equipment required when performing cable testing or fault locating. It also provides participants with an opportunity to use and compare the latest technology in cable testing and fault locating equipment. Participants are required to bring their own CSA approved head, eye and foot protection, rubber gloves and covers (Class#1 or #2), traffic vest, suitable clothing, and personal hand tools. The participant will not be permitted to participate in the course if they do not bring the noted personal protective equipment and tools.


Program Content

  • Cable theory and trends
  • High/low-voltage potential testing instruments (e.g., Thumpers)
  • Types of tests—factory, acceptance, proof, maintenance
  • Cable locating
  • Methods of fault locating—primary, secondary, pre-locating, and pinpoint locating
  • Fault analysis
  • Field assignments: switching, cable locating, cable testing, and fault locating

Who Should Attend?

Personnel who perform this type of work (including supervisors).


Delivery of this program at your facility will require a suitable space to complete the practical portion of the program as well as the required equipment. Please check with your IHSA Consultant/Trainer for specific requirements.

Price Per Participant at
IHSA Facility
Total Course Price at
Your Facility
Program Duration
3 Days
Member Fee
Member Fee
Max Participants
Non-member Fee
Non-member Fee
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Session Details

City: Any
Region: Any

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