Several employees of Intercounty Electric Cooperative of Licking recently received specialized training.

Attending certification programs at the AMEC Training Center in Jefferson City were:

–Dustin Allen, Jacob Fry, Garth McCracken, Adam Patrick, Dan Sickler and Mike Terrill participated in Underground School from May 24-27. The purpose is to train cooperative linemen in safe procedures while working with high voltage underground electrical lines and equipment.

Instruction included underground troubleshooting, cable locating and fault finding, protective grounding, cable preparations, cable splicing and termination and proper tool usage.

–Keith Cantrell, Randy Cooper, Jason Greear, Travis Reed, Josh Rodgers, Mike Terrill and Brad White went to the Explosive Use and Safety program May 6. Dr. Paul Worsey, professor of mining engineering for the Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, taught explosives safety, initiation systems, blast design, drilling, loading, firing and environmental responsibilities. Craig Moeller, AMEC, assisted with training on hazardous material handling and transportation.

–Dustin Allen, Scott Kidwell, Alan Quick and Matt Ryberg attended the Overhead and Aerial Basket School from April 26-29. The course emphasized safe and efficient live line work policies and procedures to the class. Field instruction from the industry’s practices focused on the proper application of protective insulating equipment, live line tools and aerial devices utilized when installing and maintaining energized lines and equipment.

AMEC is the service organization for the state’s 47 electric cooperatives and serves more than 560,000 rural Missourians.


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