The Electric Lineworker

Electric lineworkers are really tough! It's a dangerous business, and to be a lineworker takes a lot of training at special schools like the Southeast Lineworker Training Center in Trenton, Georgia. Men and women at these schools learn how to handle electricity safely and train to work on utility poles, transmission wires, substations, electrical service boxes, and even how to rescue a fellow lineworker if he or she gets hurt.


Utility workers and lineworkers have to be extra careful when handling electricity. They use special protective gear and tools such as safety glasses and insulated gloves to keep from getting shocked or burned. Lineworkers also use special equipment to help them climb utility poles, like boots with special climber attachments and straps to help them hold on.

Climbing Tools and Safety Equipment

Follow the numbers to see the type of gear and tools a lineworker needs to use to work on electric lines and other equipment safely.


Did you know that lineworkers even have their own language? Take a look at a few of the words they use on the job and what they mean.