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Old 12-20-2016, 02:10 PM   #1
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So I'm about to graduate from a tech school doing electrical and think I want to be a lineman for my local power company. I'm not really afraid of heights I just get a little scared getting off and on roofs with steep slopes. I was wondering what I'm going to have to do to become a lineman
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So I'm about to graduate from a tech school doing electrical and think I want to be a lineman for my local power company. I'm not really afraid of heights I just get a little scared getting off and on roofs with steep slopes. I was wondering what I'm going to have to do to become a lineman
For one you will need to climb. Every lineman still has to learn pole climbing, and pole top rescue.

Call your local IBEW office.
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Would pole top rescue be hard because I'm not a big kid.
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Nvm thought pole top rescue was actually carrying someone down a pole
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Pole top rescue is showing you can climb up , wrap a rope around a cross arm or pole then around the victim, and letting down the victim with the rope in a safe manner. You should go to utility company and see about openings. A lot of times if their union, you sign a lower paying job and wait for a line position to open.
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