Risk reduction starts with effective training. Two of the three founders of Timpson Electrical & Aerial Services LLC are journeymen linemen and training specialists who have found that injury/fatality rates can be reduced when trainees experience the risks associated with high-voltage work firsthand. The Timpson High Voltage Training Unit provides a way to allow real energized high voltages to be applied to aerial and underground primaries at a non-lethal current level in your training yard.
The unit is designed to energize your yard to full voltage; automatically de-energize when tripped by a trainee; de-energize in fewer than 60ms with a current threshold of 1.5mA; sound an audible horn; and measure current changes down to 60 microamps.
The accompanying HMI display can monitor opening times and trip currents, record the number of shorts and keep historical track of test records. Subsequent data analysis can help you determine where you should focus to improve the overall effectiveness of your training program. This allows you to get hands-on training, with trainees experiencing the danger and stress of high-voltage work with no actual physical risk, while the trainers monitor everyone objectively. The unit is capable of energizing transformers, transformer banks and other yard equipment, so you can have multiple people training at the same time on different tasks, increasing efficiency and thoroughness of the training yard.
Timpson Electrical & Aerial Services LLC www.timpsontraining.com
Operating a successful workplace hearing conservation program is just one of many challenging tasks health and safety managers face. Each day, they must enforce all applicable rules and regulations while providing the right equipment, training and support for their noise-exposed workforce. To help make this task easier, 3M Personal Safety Division has launched a new online resource, the 3M Center for Hearing Conservation. Safety managers can find articles and details about the seven elements of a hearing loss prevention program, as well as helpful videos, toolkits, fast facts and more.
Created by 3M audiologists and occupational health and safety specialists, the 3M Center for Hearing Conservation can help companies as they work to ensure that legal requirements are met and that workers remain engaged and motivated.
T&D PowerSkills is a comprehensive video- and workbook-based lineworker training program that focuses on safety-related work practices that lineworkers need to know. 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, moving on to more advanced topics 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 online access to the video 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.
T&D PowerSkills www.tdpowerskills.com
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