Event Profile

Lineman Skills Series: Equipotential Grounding

September 12, 2019
Hilton Sacramento Arden West
2200 Harvard Street
Sacramento, CA 95815 
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Online registration is currently closed, but spaces are still available. If you would like to attend this event, please call NWPPA at 360-254-0109, and our staff will be happy to help you.

Who Should Attend:

Line crew supervisors and managers, crew foremen, linemen, and substation workers.

Related Event:

Lineman Skills Series: Lineman Rigging, September 11, 2019

Course Overview:

This course is designed to help electrical workers understand the importance of and apply critical protective bonding and grounding actions. It will cover the purpose, effects, and uses of bonding and grounding. The class offers in-depth instructions and materials complete with individual exercises and hands-on simulation exercises.

Course Topics:

  • Definitions, purposes, and goals of bonding and grounding
  • How circuits can become energized and sources of energization
  • Impact of current flow and resistance to the human body
  • Grounding cable use and resistance in single- and multi-phase applications
  • Proper installation, care, and maintenance of ground cables
  • Voltage gradients
  • Step, touch, and transfer touch potential
  • Establishing an equipotential zone
  • Installation of cluster bars
  • Five to stay alive
  • Electromagnetic and electrostatic induction
  • Substation ground grids
  • Worksite grounding, including vehicles and equipment in the work area
  • Transferred potential rise and substations
  • Protective grounding circuit
  • Federal OSHA grounding requirements
  • Examples of incidents and accidents

Course Instructor:

Brady Hansen

Course Schedule:

Registration will begin at 8 a.m., and the class will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Lunch, as well as morning and afternoon breaks, will be provided.

Course Location & Hotel Information:

Hilton Sacramento Arden West
2200 Harvard Street
Sacramento, CA 95815
(800) 344-4321

Room rate: $169/night 

Please book your room as soon as possible, but no later than August 12, 2019, to secure this rate. Mention that you are coming in with the NWPPA group when booking your reservation.

Course Fees:

Utility Member Early Bird (ends 8/12/2019): $335
Utility Member Standard: $410

Associate Member Early Bird (ends 8/12/2019): $505
Associate Member Standard: $580

Non-member Early Bird (ends 8/12/2019): $1,005
Non-member Standard: $1,080

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations are accepted, with full refund, if request is made at least 30 days prior to the course. Within 30 days, fees are as follows: 15-29 days, $100; 1-14 days or "no show," 100 percent of registration fee. When possible, please send a substitute instead of canceling. NWPPA does not charge a fee for substitutions.

Continuing Hours:

This course qualifies for six continuing hours. Certificates are issued upon full completion of the course.

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Hilton Sacramento Arden West

For More Information:

To find out more about this course, to register, or to learn about other events, view the Training and Event Catalog.

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