EPP043 – 32.00 Hours

Currently there are no scheduled classes for this course. However, in some cases a course can be scheduled to meet your organization’s specific needs. For more information about this course or to schedule a class, please contact Infrastructure Training & Safety Institute
OSHA Training Institute Education Center at (800) 723-3811 or (800) SAFE-811 or itsi@teex.tamu.edu to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

Electric Power Overhead Equipment InstallationThe Overhead Electrical Distribution Equipment Installation course provides participants training on proper procedures used for installation and connection of various types of electrical apparatus to an electrical distribution system. During the course, participants operate as a team to safely accomplish all installation requirements specific to the  proper connectivity of electrical distribution equipment. The emphasis during this course is placed on proper equipment grounding techniques necessary to de-energize electrical power systems required to safely accomplish each task. Hands-on field exercises conducted from an elevated position of almost 40 feet include installation and connection of single-phase and three-phase transformers along with reclosers, capacitor banks, and voltage regulators. Students receive a safety briefing (OSHA 190.269.(c)) prior to all activities.


TEEX Certification/Licensing Requirement

Participants must provide evidence of completion of the TEEX Wood Pole Climbing (EPP001) course or equivalent training verified by their current employer through a completed Student Qualification Form. This prerequisite may be accomplished by uploading a copy of the documents during registration using the TEEX Student Portal. Once received and approved, the participant will be notified by email they have met all prerequisites and have been added to the class roster. All documentation is due at least 14 business days prior to the start of class.

Course Completion Requirements

Physical Requirements

Participants will be required to climb and descend a wood utility pole during field exercises, safely operate machinery, and move approximately 50 pounds during the installation of overhead distribution equipment. In order to successfully complete these exercises, participants must be aware of any medical and/or physical limitations that might prevent them from participating in such activities.

Student Must Provide

  • Hard hat
  • Rubber gloves (Class 2)
  • Work gloves
  • Safety glasses
  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • Climbing tools
  • Work boots
  • Hand tools

Attendance Requirements

To meet attendance requirements, participants must review each training module and complete all required course assignments, activities, quizzes, and/or end of course exam.


  • Safe Work Practices
  • Transformers
  • Oil Circuit Reclosers
  • Voltage Regulators
  • Three-Phase Capacitor Banks
  • Field Applications

Suggested Audience

This course is designed for electrical utility personnel who are required to climb and work from wood poles during the installation of transformers, regulators, oil circuit breakers, and capacitors.

Contact Information

Infrastructure Training & Safety Institute
OSHA Training Institute Education Center
Phone: (979) 458-9188 | Toll-Free: (800) 723-3811 or (800) SAFE-811
Email: itsi@teex.tamu.edu

Course went beyond expectations – using small amount of explosives to breach doors to merging SWAT/bomb skill sets to tactically schieve objectives.

— Explosive Breacher Entry
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