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Line Clearing – Safety and Awareness

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Program Description

This is an awareness IHSA course

This classroom based program provides hazard awareness to support workers who are involved in line clearing operations and related work that takes place in proximity to energized electrical equipment under the direct supervision of a journeyperson.


Program Content

  • Comprehensive review of relevant legislation and the Electrical Utility Safety Rule Book
  • IHSA's Line Clearing Operations Safe Practice Guide (SPG8)
  • Safe limits of approach
  • Basic electrical theory
  • Basic hydraulics + holding valve checks - overview and practical demonstration*
  • Equipment pre-trip inspection
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Job planning/tailboard talks
  • Temporary work zones
  • Utility Work Protection Code
  • Tree climbing techniques

*The practical demonstration will be dependent on the weather and the availability of a bucket truck.


Did You Know?

This awareness program provides a basic overview of a wide range of topics. This overview does not comprise a complete or practical review of hydraulics, temporary work zones, Tree Climbing or certification under the Utility Work Protection Code. For a more comprehensive coverage of these topics IHSA recommends attending programs listed below under the "What should I take next" heading.


Who Should Attend?

Personnel involved in line clearing operations.


What Should I Attend Next?



There are no prerequisites for this course.


Personal Protective Equipment / What to Bring

Participants are required to bring their own CSA-approved head and foot protection in case the practical demonstration is able to be performed.


Learning Evaluation

Participants will complete pre- and post-tests as well as hands-on bucket truck inspection and holding valve checks (if applicable).


Participant Course Evaluation

At the end of the training, participants will have the opportunity to evaluate and provide comments about the training they received.



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
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Program Duration
2 Days
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Session Details

From: Jun 21, 2021 - To: Nov 30, 2021
City: Any
Region: Any

E77796Line Clearing-Safety and Awareness6/21/2021 8:00:00 AMMississaugaCHSI-Centre for Health and Safety Innovation Register
E78497Line Clearing-Safety and Awareness7/14/2021 8:00:00 AMSudburyIHSA - Training Centre-Sudbury Register
E77784Line Clearing-Safety and Awareness7/19/2021 8:00:00 AMMississaugaCHSI-Centre for Health and Safety Innovation Register
E77798Line Clearing-Safety and Awareness8/23/2021 8:00:00 AMMississaugaCHSI-Centre for Health and Safety Innovation Register
E72622Line Clearing-Safety and Awareness9/1/2021 7:30:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E77788Line Clearing-Safety and Awareness9/13/2021 8:00:00 AMMississaugaCHSI-Centre for Health and Safety Innovation Register
E77801Line Clearing-Safety and Awareness10/4/2021 8:00:00 AMMississaugaSkills Development Centre Register
E78500Line Clearing-Safety and Awareness10/14/2021 8:00:00 AMSudburyIHSA - Training Centre-Sudbury Register
E77722Line Clearing-Safety and Awareness11/1/2021 8:00:00 AMMississaugaSkills Development Centre Register
E77790Line Clearing-Safety and Awareness11/29/2021 8:00:00 AMMississaugaCHSI-Centre for Health and Safety Innovation Register

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