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UW farm electrical maintenance course

UW farm electrical maintenance course

By Blake Jackson

The University of Wisconsin–Madison's Farm and Industry Short Course program is launching a new initiative focused on Farm Electrical Maintenance and Safety. Aimed at farm owners, field managers, electricians, and others involved in farm operations, this course provides essential training on electrical infrastructure maintenance and safety protocols.

The training covers a wide range of topics, including laws, regulations, procedures, tools, and protective gear necessary for safe troubleshooting and maintenance of electrical equipment on farms. The course also offers 4.0 continuing education units for electricians and electrical inspectors attending code-related training.

The course consists of two sessions, with the first session scheduled for July 11, 2024, at the UW Hancock Agricultural Research Station. Topics covered in the first session include laws governing farm electrical work, updates to Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations, and federal standards for maintaining electrical systems.

Participants will also have the opportunity to observe a demonstration by Adams-Columbia Electric Cooperative on safety gear and the impacts of contact with energized power lines.

The second session, taking place on July 16, includes a morning classroom session at Hancock ARS and an afternoon field experience at Flyte Family Farms in Coloma, Wisconsin.

Topics covered in the second session include equipment, practices, and federal requirements for safely testing and troubleshooting electrical equipment, as well as the basics of grounding and bonding. Attendees will also participate in a mock electrical inspection walk-through with licensed electrical educators at Flyte Family Farms.

Registration for the Farm Electrical Maintenance and Safety short course is open until June 28, with a fee of $350 per person. Translation and interpretation services will be available from English to Spanish. Visit the provided link for more information and to register

Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your skills and knowledge in farm electrical maintenance and safety with UW–Madison's professional development program.

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