K-Line’s safety framework is built on a foundation of Education, Training, and Compliance

Education

  1. Developing skills and following approved work methods and work procedures is the key to working safe.
  2. The core of K-Line’s educational philosophy is the development of skill for our Powerline Technician Apprentices (PLTNA)
  3. At K-Line we believe that identifying candidates who have the ability to acquire the necessary skills and competencies to become PLTNA begin with our pre-hire workshops.
    1. Pre-Hire Workshops
      1. PLTNA candidates undergo a pre-hire workshop which includes the following assessments:
        1. Aptitude test
        2. Pole climbing
        3. Working from an aerial device
        4. Applying class 4 hose
        5. Operating an in-line switch
        6. Knots, hitches and splices
        7. Shoveling gravel
    2. K‑Line receives approximately 200 applications for each of our pre-hire workshops. Fifteen applicants are selected to participate in the workshop, and on average the top 5 candidates are offered positions with K‑Line to begin their careers as a PLTNA.
  4. Once candidates are selected and commence their apprenticeship, K‑Line’s in-house dedicated Work Methods Advisors ensure the PLTNA’s are able to focus on specific tasks in which they will be evaluated on in school, both in the field and in our training yards. One such way our Work Methods Advisors foster the development of these skills is through K‑Line’s Apprentice Workshops.
    1. Apprentice Workshops
      1. Once an apprenticeship has commences, PLTNA’s undergo workshops to ensure they are prepared for the job and to help them succeed
      2. Work Methods Advisors work with the apprentices on all key tasks entailed in the job before they attend trades school
  5. To ensure continual success of an apprentice throughout their career, K‑Line has implemented a comprehensive ongoing Measurement and Evaluation Process
    1. Measurement and Evaluation of Learning
      1. Measuring and evaluating learning and skills development is critical in high risk activity work
      2. K‑Line’s systematic evaluation methodology utilizes a blended Don Kirkpatrick/Jack Phillips model
      3. Evaluation Framework

Level Measurement Focus
1.     Reaction and Planned Action Measures participant’s reaction to the program and captures planned action.
2.     Learning Measures changes in knowledge and skills.
3.     Application Measures implementation, action, and skills development on the job.
4.     Business Impact Measures changes in business impact variables.

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  • K-Line Truck Lifting Hydro Pole
  • Workers steadying pole in hole
  • Lineman working on pole