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Basic Lineworker School (ELT 114)

Paul Joseph Klutz MD Library and Education Center, Maiden, NC  
Monday, April 17, 2023 - Friday, April 21, 2023   Add to Calendar Eastern Standard Time

Registration deadline April 3rd, 2023.


The Basic Lineworker School introduces the basics of Power Line Construction. Topics include safe work habits, protective equipment, and pole climbing techniques. Upon completion, students will be able to identify, inspect, and use equipment and demonstrate climbing techniques.


  • Basic Knots
  • Bucket Rescue Techniques
  • Digger & Bucket Truck Operation
  • Meter Base Inspection/Voltage Testing
  • Personal Protective & Truck Grounding
  • Pole Climbing
  • Pole Framing
  • Pole-top Rescue Techniques
  • RUS Construction Specifications
  • Installing Transformers

This school is not intended to certify an individual as outlined in (a) (2) (vii) of the 1910.269 Electrical Power Generation Transmission and Distribution Standard.

STUDENT REQUIREMENTSStudents are required to bring the following:

  • Required PPE (hard hat, work gloves, rubber gloves and protectors, ANSI Z87 safety glasses, work boots)
  • Side Cutter Pliers
  • Channel Lock Pliers
  • Lineman’s Hammer
  • Large Flathead Screwdriver
  • 12” Adjustable wrench
  • Ratchet wrenches ½”, 9/16”, 5/8”, ¾”
  • Hex Key set 3/16-3/8
  • Folding Fiberglass Ruler
  • Skinning knife
  • Lineman’s ratcheting wrench
  • Penta Star wrench
  • Climbing Gear
  • Rain Gear
  • Fall Protection System (BuckSqueeze)
  • Bucket Harness and Lanyard
  • FDR long-sleeve shirt(s)
  • Latest Edition of the APPA Safety Manual

Students are encouraged to bring a clean pair of shoes to wear inside the classroom. Students who are physically restricted to participate will be dismissed. Students with damaged or defective equipment will be dismissed.

* To purchase, contact Susanne Taylor at


  • Monday: 9:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday – Thursday: 8:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:00 a.m.– 12:00 p.m.


  • Members: $799
  • Associate Members: $1149
  • Non-Members: $1699

PREREQUISITES: Climbing School or relevant documented training

CANCELLATION POLICY: If a course is cancelled by ElectriCities, all registrants will be notified with a full registration fee refund. Participant Cancellation and No Shows: A non-refundable registration fee will be charged for cancellations after the deadline of April 3rd, 2023. 

AFFILIATED PROGRAMS: This course satisfies Safety School requirements for the ElectriCities Lineworker Career Development, Underground Career Development and Apprenticeship (Level I).

NASH COMMUNITY COLLEGE: This course is part of the Nash Community College Electric Line Construction Technology Degree program. Successful completion of the ElectriCities Basic Lineworker School grants participants credit for Nash’s “Overhead Line Construction I” (ELT 114).


Paul Joseph Klutz MD Library and Education Center  

113 West Main Street
Maiden, NC 28650

Total Spots: 25
The meeting is full. If you proceed to register the Registrant will be placed on the Waitlist.