Electrical Groundsman Certification
A groundsman works under the supervision of a lineman and performs a variety of tasks in the construction, maintenance, and repair of electrical distribution and transmission lines and equipment. Electrical groundsmen work mainly outdoors, tracing downed power lines and blown transformers. Groundsman may need to work around the clock, and in all kinds of weather to restore electric service to businesses and homes. The groundsman position provides opportunities and pathways for becoming a Journeyman Lineman. This 128-hour basic groundsman training covers topics such as: safety/personal protective equipment; tools; grounding equipment; wire identification; transformers; and wire sleeve installation. The curriculum also includes a CDL Class B Learner's Permit review and CPR/First Aid training. Upon successful completion of instruction, training, and testing, graduates are awarded groundsman certification. Students who attend all classes and pass all exams are eligible for job placement assistance through TCR Management Group.