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Steel Utility Pole Linemen 1-Hour Courses for Both Students & Journeymen


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Lineman training with steel poles is essential to helping students, apprentices, and veteran linemen gain valuable skills they will use right away on the job.

All courses developed by:

Steel Market Development Institute
Steel Market Development Institute
Steel Market Development Institute
Steel Market Development Institute

Course Overview

Students & Instructors

Approximate one-hour course developed for students (or entry level linemen new to steel utility poles), complete with 7 segments consisting of videos, reading material, and a quiz after each section. A certificate of completion is provided at the end of the course. Topics include:

  • Steel Distribution Poles Overview
  • Climbing
  • Drilling Holes
  • Field Deployment
  • Framing
  • Installing
  • Joining

Journeymen & Apprentices

Approximate one-hour course developed for apprentice and journeymen linemen with limited or advanced knowledge of steel utility poles. Each segment (7 total) consists of videos, reading material, and a short review quiz after each section. A certificate of completion is provided at the end of the course. Topics include:

  • An Overview of Steel Poles as Distribution System Structures
  • Joining Multiple-Section Steel Poles
  • Framing and Setting Steel Poles – De-energized
  • Climbing Steel Poles
  • Energized Line Work
  • Additional Considerations (Basic Insulation Level)
  • The training is available via a kit (containing a DVD/video)

SMDI also offers complimentary hands-on-training workshops to qualifying training schools and electric utilities. For more information, please contact Jeff Suda. For additional information about steel utility poles, go to steelpowerpoles.com.


Getting Started

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