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Program Description

This is IHSA course is hands-on

This hands–on program offers field vestibule training to provide an opportunity for apprentices to acquire the knowledge and understanding of safe work practices of the powerline worker trade. It allows the employer an opportunity to have a formal assessment of the employee’s potential to enter Level One of the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development Powerline Technician Apprentice Program.


Program Content

  • Interpretation of relevant regulations and the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Basic hydraulics/aerial device/RBD daily checks
  • Rigging techniques
  • Conductor weights and tensions
  • Pole line construction
  • Care of rubber protective equipment
  • Tailboard talks/job planning
  • Electrical safety awareness

Who Should Attend?

Those wishing to enter the lines apprenticeship program.



There are no prerequisites for this course.


Personal protective equipment / What to bring

Participants are required to bring their own CSA-approved head and eye protection, work gloves, suitable work clothing, all climbing equipment and hand tools (belt and spurs), approved fall arrest system (harness and shock absorbing lanyard), and approved fall restrict system (for climbing wood poles). Attendees will not be permitted to participate in the course if they do not bring the noted personal protective equipment and tools.


Learning Evaluation

There is a final knowledge evaluation at the completion of the course.


Participant Course Evaluation

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

Price Per Participant at
IHSA Facility
Total Course Price at
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Program Duration
5 Days
Member Fee
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Max Participants
Non-member Fee
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Call to Register

To inquire about possible dates and enrollment for this course, please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-263-5024.


Session Details

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