This course introduces the regulations and safety rules that apply to the daily routines of a powerline technician. Students gain theoretical training to operate and maintain a variety of specialized live line tools required to work on or near live power lines, including specialized hand tools for specific tasks. They will learn about the care, use, selection and assembly of their personal climbing and protective equipment. They will be given the theory of pole and ladder climbing along with the appropriate rescue techniques. Students will be prepared to safely perform practical skills required in the powerline field.