National Center for Construction Education & Research
Alachua, Fla. — NCCER is proud to announce the release of Power Line Worker: Substation Level Two. This curriculum is the next stage of training for craft professionals who have successfully completed NCCER’s Power Industry Fundamentals and Power Line Worker Level One curricula.
Power Line Worker: Substation Level Two builds on the training from Power Line Worker Level One by making it more applicable to both the building and maintenance of power substations. In this level, trainees learn about electrical hazards, alternating current and three-phase systems, conductors and cable, cable tray, conduit bending, conductor installations, conductor terminations and splicing, grounding systems, and the substation construction phase including grades, concrete work, and mechanical construction methods.
“This curriculum provides essential safety and technical information that will help you to develop the skills to become a well-rounded substation worker for the utility industry,” said Larry Harvey, supervisor of substation construction N/E for the Substations & Transmission Section of Baltimore Gas & Electric. “Substation workers are required to construct and maintain substation sites, as well as keep structures and equipment in good operating condition. In addition to hazards and challenges typically associated with construction work on a daily basis, substation workers are also exposed to high voltages. It is important that they have the knowledge and skills to safely respond to potentially dangerous situations.”
NCCER worked with subject matter experts representing industry and academia across the country to introduce relevant industry topics. For more information on NCCER curriculum, visit www.nccer.org/catalog.