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Lineworker Training Program

TD Training Program WEBT&D PowerSkills is a comprehensive video- and workbook-based lineworker training program that focuses on safety-related work practices that lineworkers need to know. It is designed to help lineworkers be efficient and safe on the job whether they are doing overhead, underground, meter, transmission or substation work.

All T&D PowerSkills course units are arranged in a comprehensive curriculum. The curriculum is divided into 78 units that represent major components of lineworker career tracks. Important fundamentals are covered in Maintenance Basics, such as electrical safety and basic climbing skills. More advanced topics are addressed in Overhead Distribution, such as pole-top equipment replacement and transformer troubleshooting. Specialized training is offered in Underground, Transmission and Substations.

Each course unit includes one DVD or access to the video online via computer or mobile device, one instructor’s guide and one student workbook. Customization for site-specific training is available upon request. Single courses, group packs or the entire program can be purchased.

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Auger Tool Selection Video

Terex Auger Video WEBTerex Utilities has released a video demonstrating the importance of selecting the right auger tool for the job conditions. Selection factors include auger style tools or barrel tools, various types of teeth and multiple tool sizes.

In the video, Terex Utilities performs a side-by-side comparison of its TXC Auger and BTA Spiral with carbide bullet teeth drilling into the concrete. The TXC is best for loose, compacted soils; stiff clays; shale; cobbles; and medium rock strata. It’s not designed for cutting through concrete or hard rock. In contrast, the BTA Spiral is efficient for drilling into hard rock and concrete. After about 12 minutes, there is a drastic contrast in the amount of work accomplished by the BTA Spiral.

Find the Terex Auger Tooling Comparison video at https://vimeo.com/450234714. This and other videos from Terex Utilities are available at www.terex.com/utilities/en/about/video-gallery.

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Load-Trainer Software Upgrade

Utility Solutions Load Trainer WEBUtility Solutions Inc. launched their three-phase distribution simulator two years ago and recently released a software upgrade. The Load-Trainer II Transformer Simulator can now simulate more system voltages and transformer configurations, and it includes more troubleshooting modes.

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Powered Ascender Training

Safety One Powered Ascender Training WEBSafety One is proud to be the first to offer manufacturer-endorsed training for powered ascenders. These devices are making an impact on our industry. It is our mission to make sure workers understand how to be safe and efficient while using them for personal ascending, descending and hoisting of equipment. When new devices are introduced into the workplace, people tend to get excited and come up with creative interpretations about how they can be used. With proper training of device capabilities, limitations and techniques, safety managers can ensure that employee well-being is not overlooked.

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Equipment Operator Training

Terex Equipment Operator Training WEBThe Edge online training curriculum from Terex Utilities offers a convenient, self-paced training tool for operators seeking to document their understanding of aerial device and digger derrick operation. Each program, which takes six to eight hours to complete, includes an entrance exam to provide a benchmark for the incoming knowledge level of the operator. A quiz follows each learning section, and programs conclude with a final exam. Successful completion requires 85% or better, after which a certificate of completion and wallet card are issued.

The Aerial Device module covers topics such as personal protective equipment, explanation of insulated versus non-insulated devices, inspections, planning the job, understanding platform capacity, controls, lifting loads and basic rigging.

In addition to pre-shift inspections and setup, the Digger Derrick module covers setting outriggers, identifying obstructions, load charts, basic rigging, hand signals, electrical hazards and emergency operations. It also can be used as preparation for NCCCO digger derrick operator certification.

The Edge training materials are not manufacturer specific, so information is applicable to all operators of aerial devices and digger derricks. The cost is $150 per person per module.

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Virtual Injury Prevention Training

CIP Solutions Virtual Training WEBInjury-free performance of heavy or very heavy job tasks strongly corresponds to an individual’s physical abilities and health habits. Through our Virtual Industrial Athlete Injury Prevention Training series, CIP Solutions Inc. provides your team with the knowledge and skills to avoid on-the-job ergonomic injuries and improve their personal health and wellness. Our modules are presented at a level that is clear and targeted to the audience in attendance. The long-term net result of these efforts is a healthier workforce. Your employees are better educated on soft-tissue injury prevention, and personal issues are less likely to become an exacerbated condition while on the job.

The Virtual Industrial Athlete Injury Prevention Trainings are hour-long virtual sessions with one of our specialists and customizable to your needs. We will cover one or all of the following topics: The Power Zone, Fitness and Nutrition, Pre-Shift Stretch and Warm-Up, and The Aging Workforce or Office Ergonomics. Each individual will be provided with course material and a certificate of completion. Class sizes are minimum five/maximum 25 people per session and $50 per attendee per session. Please call (855) 215-2477 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to schedule.

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Personal Protective Grounding Simulator

Utility Solutions Simulator WEBUtility Solutions Inc. has introduced a new grounding simulator specifically designed for utilities and lineworkers. Following their successful Load-Trainer II Transformer Simulator product, USI has developed a new desktop trainer called the Grounds-Trainer Personal Protective Grounding Simulator that combines hands-on jumper connections with a powerful computer simulation.

Personal protective grounding is a highly complex and often misunderstood subject. Textbooks have difficulty illustrating the effects of a fault on a distribution system. The Grounds-Trainer simulates an overhead distribution system with several variables. Lineworkers can learn the principles of grounding as well as proper work methods, and simulate the effects of a fault at a work site.

Although several industry standards exist for grounding, there is still confusion and misunderstanding as to what occurs during a fault. The variables that affect a work site are difficult to predict and measure. The Grounds-Trainer includes options for many variables, such as system voltages and fault currents, power pole types and distances from a substation, and even the length and type of jumpers used at the work site.

Each jumper connection and variable is displayed on a 7-inch touch screen. The unit includes an HDMI connection, allowing a projector or big screen to display to an entire classroom. Live online demonstrations are available now.

Utility Solutions Inc.    www.utilitysolutionsinc.com

Project Management Safety Certification Program

CIS Certification Program WEBLeading Safety Works, a project management safety certification program developed by Crane Industry Services LLC and Okos Partners, now includes innovative behavioral simulation tools.

The program establishes critical, effective, lasting connections between project and people strategies. It is based on a practical 90-day planning system that makes problem-solving immediately effective and replicable. The system helps project leaders and managers identify critical opportunities to change conditions and improve practices on every job site.

Simulations used in the program will be based on actual events rooted in construction or utility applications. The interactive training can be delivered in class, online or by simulator technology.

Crane Industry Services LLC    https://centeredonsafety.com
Okos Partners    https://okospartners.com

3D Lift Vision Simulator

A1A Lift Simulator WEBA1A Software LLC has introduced the industry’s first VR simulator for lift planning. 3D Lift Vision enables users to execute a 3D lift plan in VR mode using a virtual reality headset and controls.

There is no limit to the number of people who can engage in 3D Lift Vision, which allows the entire crane and rigging crew to see and practice a lift in the virtual environment, including the crane operator, riggers, signal person and tagline holders.

Because the simulations are based on 3D lift plans, employers can use 3D Lift Vision to evaluate and qualify operators for the crane and application. It’s also a great training tool for operators who need to practice.

3D Lift Vision is an add-on license to 3D Lift Plan subscriptions. Each license comes with one headset. The hardware is compact, portable and wireless, making it easy to deploy anywhere. Communication through the headset allows individuals in different locations to simultaneously engage in the same 3D Lift Vision simulation.

A1A Software LLC    www.3dliftplan.com 

Wheel Loader Simulator Training Pack

CM Wheel Loader Training Pack WEB2CM Labs Simulations, developer of Vortex training simulators, has announced a new Wheel Loader Simulator Training Pack that includes advanced earthmoving techniques as well as guided learning features for faster skills acquisition.

The training pack introduces guided learning in the form of real-time feedback during exercises on crucial metrics such as distance from objects, traction and terrain height. It also integrates the industry’s only real-time grade quality sensor. The GQS tracks key metrics such as height, slope and standard deviation.

This feedback allows trainees to make the adjustments needed in order to advance their learning more quickly and ultimately develop positive habits that will carry over to the real equipment.

The training pack incorporates the most advanced soil simulation available on the market. This results in highly realistic bucket/ground interactions, which are critical for training operators on how to position the bucket properly and understand the machine’s capacity.

Thanks to this accurate soil simulation, the training pack can teach trainees advanced earthmoving techniques while focusing on efficiency and safety. For example, they can learn how to ensure that the dump truck’s driving path is even and clear of any obstacles that might cause it to tip.

CM Labs Simulations    www.cm-labs.com

Technical Service and Support Tools

Terex Tech Tips WEB2In 2019, Terex Utilities released or updated more than 50 Tech Tips and service presentations. Some Tech Tips are applicable to specific Terex digger derricks, aerial devices or auger drills, while others address frequently asked questions or common challenges faced by customers. Following are descriptions of just a few of the topics Terex Utilities covered in 2019.

The Hi-Ranger TM Series is a heavy-duty transmission aerial device used by line crews, offering working heights to 125 feet, basket capacities of up to 800 pounds and material-handling capacities of 1,500 pounds. Three of the new Tech Tips released in 2019 provide practical troubleshooting assistance in addition to manuals. Tech Tip #57 explains how to use the manual letdown system; Tech Tip #82 provides guidance on how to set zero on the TM Leveling Controller; and Tech Tip #77 assists in evaluating the cause of top controls not working.

Load Alert, Terex Utilities’ aerial device technology for monitoring jib and platform capacity and boom position, was updated in 2019 with new screen notifications for the operator. Two Tech Tips – #118 and #119 – explain what to do if sensor communication is lost or inaccurate.

Terex’s evolving chassis controller system interfaces between Terex equipment and the OEM chassis computer system for DC pump control, throttle control and remote stop/start. If service personnel need help with programming or want to refer to an easy cheat sheet of fault codes, Tech Tips #78 and #81 are useful.

These and other technical support documents are available online at the Technical Support tab at www.terex.com/utilities, or users can sign up to receive email notifications at www.terex.com/utilities/en/links/preferences.

Terex Utilities    www.terex.com/utilities

Equipment Training Simulators

CM Labs JOOMLADesigned and built by CM Labs Simulations, Vortex equipment training simulators provide operators with the real-world skills they need to operate equipment safely and efficiently. They are powered by Smart Training Technology that includes an abundance of training recommendations, intelligent information and other actionable data, all leading to the highest level of transferable operator skills outside the real equipment.

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Assessment Tools and Training

Assess My Team JOOMLAAssess My Team provides easy access to the assessment tools and training you need to ensure your team is working to their full potential. Our tests take fewer than 10 minutes for an individual to complete but provide organizational leaders with a wealth of measurable and actionable profile data.

Each of the five core assessments measures a different yet important core style: behavioral, motivational, thinking, emotional and learning. Used individually or in a variety of combinations, the five core assessments offer individuals and organizations alike the opportunity to enhance self-awareness and boost professional performance beyond anything previously available within the assessment industry – by exploring the whole person.

Whether you want to develop more self-aware leaders, assemble top-performing teams, improve performance, enhance training initiatives or provide benchmarks, the core assessments provide the foundation for dependable human performance answers.

Assess My Team    https://assessmyteam.com

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