Profession electricity distribution worker
Electricity distribution workers construct and maintain electric power transmission and distribution systems. They maintain and repair powerlines, compliant with safety regulations.
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- Transmission towers
Types of tall structures which are used in the transmission and distribution of electrical energy, and which support overhead power lines, such as high voltage AC and high voltage DC transmission towers. The different types of tower designs and materials used for its construction, and the types of currents.
- Electrical discharge
Tthe qualities and applications of electrical discharge, including voltage and electrodes.
- Electric current
Flow of electric charge, carried by electrons or ions in a medium such as an electrolyte or a plasma.
Understand the principles of electricity and electrical power circuits, as well as the associated risks.
- Electrical power safety regulations
The compliance with safety measures which need to be taken during the installation, operation, and maintenance of constructions and equipment which function in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electrical power, such as the appropriate safety gear, equipment handling procedures, and preventive actions.
- Work ergonomically
Apply ergonomy principles in the organisation of the workplace while manually handling equipment and materials.
- Inspect underground power cables
Inspect the underground power cables during installation or repair activities in order to identify faults and assess the extent of damage or need for repairs, and to ensure they are correctly installed and maintained.
- Inspect overhead power lines
Inspect the structures used in the transmission and distribution of electrical energy, such as the conductors, towers, and poles, to identify damage and need for repairs, and ensure routine maintenance is performed.
- Repair overhead power lines
Identify damage and perform the required repairs, as well as perform routine maintenance, to overhead power lines and transmission towers used in the transmission and distribution of electrical energy.
- Install power lines
Install cables and networks for electricity distribution on the street, in the fields and in buildings, and put them into operation.
- Wear appropriate protective gear
Wear relevant and necessary protective gear, such as protective goggles or other eye protection, hard hats, safety gloves.
- Repair underground power cables
Identify damage and perform the required repairs, as well as perform routine maintenance, to underground power cables used in the transmission and distribution of electrical energy.
Optional knowledge and skillsrespond to electrical power contingencies assess areas for power line installation advise on safety improvements maintain electrical equipment ensure compliance with electricity distribution schedule ensure safety in electrical power operations follow safety procedures when working at heights inspect construction supplies electricity consumption test procedures in electricity transmission transport construction supplies power engineering enforce safety procedures when working at heights calculate needs for construction supplies read electricity meter
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