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Line Clearing – Safety and Awareness

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Program Description

Infrastructure Health & Safety Association

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
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?


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
2 Days
Member Fee
Member Fee
Max Participants
Non-member Fee
Non-member Fee
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Session Details

From: Nov 24, 2020 - To: Apr 15, 2021
City: Any
Region: Any

E67282Line Clearing-Safety and Awareness11/24/2020 8:00:00 AMMississaugaSkills Development Centre Register
E72605Line Clearing-Safety and Awareness4/14/2021 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register

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