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Underground Proficiency

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Program Description

This IHSA course is hands-on

With the continuing trend toward underground systems, it is important that utility personnel keep abreast of the changing techniques and available equipment. This program helps underground construction or maintenance employees recognize and implement modern technology.



A refresher version of this program is available on request.


Program Content

  • Review of electrical theory
  • Types of underground cable
  • Splicing and terminating high-voltage cables
  • Load-break devices
  • Job planning/tailboard talks
  • Entry into confined spaces
  • Potential indicating devices
  • Cable locating, testing, and fault locating
  • Switching and grounding of underground plant

Who Should Attend?

Personnel who are involved in the design, installation, or maintenance of underground systems.



There are no prerequisites for this course.

Personal Protective Equipment / What to Bring

Participants are required to bring their own CSA-approved head, foot, and eye protection, personal hand tools used in underground applications, suitable clothing for outside work (AR/FR rated for work in an electrical environment), and Class #2 rubber gloves and covers. Attendees will not be permitted to participate in the course if they do not bring the noted personal protective equipment and tools.

Learning Evaluation

A score of 70% on the final evaluation is required for successful 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.



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
4 Days
Member Fee
Member Fee
Max Participants
Non-member Fee
Non-member Fee

Session Details

From: Oct 18, 2021 - To: Oct 21, 2021
City: Any
Region: Any

E72395Underground Proficiency10/18/2021 8:00:00 AMMississaugaSkills Development Centre Register

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