Trainee Overhead Linesperson

Day-to-day tasks

  • Patrol overhead lines and report defects and any work being performed in the vicinity of the line route
  • Carry out work on live LV apparatus, conductors or equipment as required
  • Carry out work on overhead lines up to and including HV
  • Erect, examine, maintain and repair substation overhead bus bars and connections
  • Remove and replace links and fuses as required
  • Maintain and use test equipment, meters and instruments and record the readings
  • Undertake cable terminations and joints
  • Erect and inspect pre-formed scaffolds

Skills and knowledge

  • Basic electrical experience
  • Basic construction experience
  • Awareness of and compliance with relevant health, safety and environmental legislation and Industry standards
  • Team player / collaborative working and knowledge sharing
  • Be organised and reliable
  • Be familiar with working with Risk Assessments
  • Experience of groundwork
  • In good physical health and confident working safely in confined spaces

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