Electrical Testing of Insulated Aerial Lift Devices

Course Content

Insulated aerial lift devices are used extensively throughout the electric utility industry to provide both primary and secondary electrical protection to the utility worker. Knowledge and skills in conducting aerial lifts provide the needed electrical protection.
This program is designing to impart and improve knowledge and skill required for performing high voltage testing of aerial lifts and for interpreting of results. Primary emphasis on the use of high voltage D.C. although the use of high voltage A.C. will be covered.

Who Should Attend

This training program is for personnel that conduct high voltage tests on insulated aerial lifts, those that have supervisory responsibility for such work, and those in the safety department. The program includes acceptance and maintenance testing both articulating and telescoping lift trucks. The program also includes use of continuous current monitors for bare hand hot line work.

Course Fee and Registration

The Course fee of $450.00 per registrant includes the following:
Compilation of A92.2 Standards
Text notes by the instructors
Technical Articles of interest
Transportation to and from the test site
Morning and afternoon coffee/soft drink breaks
Tuesday lunch

Advanced registration is recommended since the class size will be limited due to the hand-on instruction. Refund requests received less than 5 days a session will be subject to a $25.00 charge.

Classes will be conducted at the Drury Inn & Suites Birmingham Lakeshore Drive 160 State Farm Pkwy, Birmingham, AL (google map) (205)940-9500. Contact the Drury Inn directly at (205)940-9500 for room reservations and request our special group rate ($104.00) Reference our group name of "VON Corporation.".  Each registrant is responsible for meals except those outlined under "Course Fee and Registration.  Reasonably priced eating facilities are within walking distance.  Cab fare to the Drury Inn is approximately $35, and Birmingham has Lyft and Uber service from the airport.

 

 

OUTLINE OF COURSE

Tuesday: Classroom at Hotel
7:45AM to 8:00 AM - Registration
8:00AM to 12:00PM - Classroom

  • Old Standards - A92.2
  • New Standard - 2015 revision
  • International Standards
  • Truck design
    • Types and location of insulation systems
    • Lower current metering system
    • Corona rings, gradient controls systems and shields purpose and application

12:00PM to 1:00PM Lunch - furnished
1:00PM to 5:00PM Classroom

  • Field Testing
  • Test of Hydraulic hose
  • Test of leveling rod
  • Test of Fiberglass section
  • Test Programs - problems found and solutions
  • Current monitoring for base hand hot line work
  • Instruction in use of equipment

WEDNESDAY: FIELD
7:45AM to 8:15AM

  • Drive to field site. Transportation furnished

8:15AM to 11:45AM Testing of aerial lifts

  • Demonstration and hands-on instruction
  • Demonstration of Wet Test
  • Test on basket liner Discussion of results
  • Presentation of Certificates, Critique and conclusion
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