Overhead Power Line Awareness


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This course has been designed to help you become more aware of the risks presented by electricity and overhead power lines. If an incident occurs, equipment and property can be damaged and people can be seriously hurt, or killed. This course presents scenarios to provide you with an understanding of how you can protect yourself, your co-workers, and the general public from the electrical hazards you may encounter when carrying out work near overhead power lines. This course has been designed to help you meet all regulatory and government requirements including the Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Code.


This is a two-hour online course.


Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Obtain a better understanding of electricity
  • Describe power distribution systems
  • Summarize the effects of electricity on people and equipment
  • Identify the danger associated with electricity
  • Describe Voltage, Current and Resistance
  • Give examples of conducting and non-conducting materials
  • List the parts of 3 phase power systems
  • State the body’s tolerance for electricity
  • Describe current’s effects on the body
  • List the procedures to be taken when there is an accident involving a power pole
  • List the steps to take if work has to be completed within 7 metres of a power line
  • List the steps to take when the machinery you are operating contacts an energized line