Estimated Length: 5 seat hours
The Field Safety course is an excellent resource for the technician who values safety and desires to understand the reasoning behind safe work practices. This course was specifically designed to give the technician necessary knowledge tools to perform with greater safety on the job. Personal protective Equipment (PPE), correct pole climbing techniques, proper ladder handling, and methods for identifying foreign voltages are just a few topics covered in this course. The latest OSHA requirements are identified and covered in detail. Field Safety is meant to be both a standalone course and a component of the Installer course series.
The estimated completion time for this course is five hours. The maximum allotted time is four months from enrollment.
- receive an industry-recognized NCTI certificate of graduation
- helps prepare for SCTE’s Broadband Premises Installer certification
Upon completing this course, students will be able to:
- Explain proper inspection and use of safety equipment.
- Describe best practices for ladder safety.
- Describe best practices for pole safety.
- Use a foreign voltage detector when checking for stray voltage.
- Identify when a hot chassis condition occurs and how to identify the source.
- Analyze fiber-optic drop safety best practices.
- Identify the equipment necessary to prepare a company vehicle.
- Describe how to perform maintenance checks on a company vehicle.
- Describe safety rules to be followed when driving a company vehicle.
- Describe safe and effective practices prior to using a ladder or starting to climb a pole in order to access the aerial portion of the plant.
- Describe safe and effective practices while on a ladder or climbing a pole to access the aerial components of the plant.
- Describe safe and effective ladder and pole climbing practices when descending from the aerial portion of the plant.
- Identify the proper use of a bucket truck when used to access the aerial elements of the plant.
Safe Installation Practices
Examining personal protective equipment; discussing vehicle maintenance and use, ladder safety equipment, and pole climbing safety equipment; evaluating the foreign voltage detector; understanding OSHA standards; and discussing fiber-optic drop safety
Accessing Aerial Plant
Understanding the aerial portion of the plant and discussing ladder safety, proper climbing techniques, and how to use a bucket truck