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Members Only Hands-On Test for Climbing School


Paul Joseph Klutz MD Library and Education Center, Maiden, NC  
Thursday, March 02, 2023 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM   Add to Calendar Eastern Standard Time

Registration deadline February 15, 2023

COURSE DESCRIPTION

ElectriCities Apprenticeship Program hands-on test is used to evaluate proficiency for this school. There are two jobsite scenarios for Climbing School hands-on test: Climbing Wooden Pole Skills & Hurt Man (Pole Top) Rescue.

Jobsite Scenario - Climbing Wooden Pole Skills

  • A forty-foot pole framed with a straight-line (single-phase or three-phase pole line) with theprimary and neutral conductors tied in.
  • Student must always wear an approved fall restraint device and keep the device in properadjustment according to the manufacture’s recommendations.
  • Student must demonstrate the required skills listed on the scoresheet, including successfullycompleting a transition over the neutral, while ascending and descending the pole.
  • Student will climb to the top of the pole, circle the pole in both directions and safely return tothe ground.
  • Student shall complete the required steps in compliance with the rules listed in the current APPA Safety manual, OSHA standards, and industry standards.
  • A score of 80 must be obtained for a passing grade.
    • Student will start his or her test with a score of 100.
    • Infraction points received during testing will be deducted from 100
      • Minor Infraction = 7 points
      • Major Infraction = 11 points
      • Critical Infraction = 21 points

 

Jobsite Scenario - Hurt Man (Pole Top) Rescue

  • A forty-foot three-phase pole line with crossarm framing with the primary and neutral conductors tied in.
  • Student must always wear an approved fall restraint device and keep the device in proper adjustment according to the manufacture’s recommendations.
  •  Student must demonstrate the required skills listed on the scoresheet, including successfully completing a transition over the neutral, while ascending and descending the pole.
  • The manikin will be hanging from crossarm braces. Student must perform “Pole Top,” unconscious and not breathing rescue (handline style) and return safely to the ground.
  • Student shall complete the required steps in compliance with the rules listed in the current APPA Safety manual, OSHA standards, and industry standards.
  • A score of 80 must be obtained for a passing grade.
    • Student will start his or her test with a score of 100.
    • Infraction points received during testing will be deducted from 100
      • Minor Infraction = 7 points
      • Major Infraction = 11 points
      • Critical Infraction = 21 points

INTRUCTIONS

1. Student must understand the following before proceeding with testing:

  • Test Expectations
  • Skill Expectations
  • Scoring
  • Passing Score
  • APPA Safety Manual, OSHA Standard, NESC and Industry Standards (to complete this test)

2. Any questions?

3. During Testing...

  • A Proctor will observe student’s performance for each of the Skill Expectations and circle each accrued deduction point.
    (Note: Proctor will document any other Infractions under the section labeled Other and explain the observed infraction(s) on page 4)
  • Total Deduction Points: Proctor will add the Deduction Points column and write the amount in the space labeled Total Accrued Deductions Points.
  • Final Test Points: Proctor will subtract the Total Deductions Points from the Beginning Points (100) and write that amount in the space labeled Final Test Points and circle Pass or Retake based on Final Test Points (a score of 80+ = Pass and a score below 80 = Retake)

4. Provide Feedback

  • Proctor will share results with student at the completion of the test, including any additional Development Recommendations.

5. Result Document Signatures: Proctor and Student must Print, Sign, and Date page 4.

  • Student will receive a copy of the final document via email.

6. Return for Files: The original document will be filed with the ElectriCities Learning & Development Specialist.

7. Failed Student: Proctor will contact the student’s Supervisor, if they fail the test, and discuss Development Recommendations.

Only the student being tested, and the proctor (ElectriCities Safety & Training staff member) is allowed in the test area. Only ElectriCities’ Safety & Training staff can proctor end of level hands-on testing and graduation exams.

 

STUDENT REQUIREMENTS Students 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. Those with damaged or defective equipment will be dismissed.

TIMES

  • Thursday: 8:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.

PRICE

  • Members: $300
  • Associate Members: $500
  • Not available to Non-Members

PREREQUISITES: Students must either be registered for the particular school or have previously taken the school.

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 Febrauary 15, 2023.


Paul Joseph Klutz MD Library and Education Center  

113 West Main Street
Maiden, NC 28650

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