More than 2,500 student linemen, apprentices and journeymen have participated in the SMDI Lineman Training Workshops.
The materials used in these workshops are available online. The materials listed below can all be found in the hardcopy binders received by each training workshop attendee. The materials have been divided into two sections: for Students and for Instructors.
Feel free to browse both sections and, if you would like to schedule a training workshop at your school or utility, please contact Dan Snyder or call 202.452.7100. Would you like to order a complete training kit, which includes all instructor and student materials, plus the DVD?
Click here to order your hardcopy on the AISI online store.
Note: Most of the material in this section is in PDF format. To download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader application, click here.
NEW - COMING SPRING 2013 - Online lineman training materials at the college, journeyman and apprentice levels (created in partnership with ISPC and T&D PowerSkills). Read more here. This material is in addition to our ongoing workshops offering basic and advanced training for colleges, Cooperatives, Municipals and Investor-Owned Utilities. Sign up here to receive notification when these new training materials are available.
2.25MB PDF Version.
33MB PowerPoint file. Please be patient when downloading!
SMDI has developed several tools to help utility lineman training instructors teach about steel poles, both in the classroom and in the field. As steel becomes more common in distribution systems, it is important to provide hands-on instruction—with proper safety and handling information—to highly skilled linemen in the workforce today and to those interested in becoming linemen.
An Introduction to Steel Poles An online course to supplement your teaching materials.
Video illustrating the complete process of manufacturing a steel pole.