TECT, Inc. was formed in January 1995. The founding principle was to provide a superior training service at competitive prices to our customers on a worldwide basis. We also wanted the freedom to develop more effective and safer methods to carry out live line maintenance at all voltage levels. Another primary objective was to form close, long lasting relationships with our customers. We have carried out many multi-year contracts that varied from beginning linemen training through journeyman linemen training, to certification of new linemen and recertification of experienced linemen.
Since safety is the most important aspect of any type of work, and especially live line work, TECT has collaborated with various manufacturers to design items, such as linemen’s harnesses that are both functional and cost effective, and certain live line tools that make the jobs easier and safer. Working closely with our customers we have developed many procedures and work practices customized to individual needs and conditions. Over the years we have worked in more than 68 countries at all voltage levels including URD systems, overhead distribution and transmission, washing of insulators on lines and in substations, assisting in the design of training centers, and many other aspects of line construction and maintenance, both de-energized and energized. As a result of this unique level of experience we have developed generalized training programs that can be modified to fit the exact needs of our customers.
Individually or as part of a training program, TECT offers courses in rescue techniques from poles, towers, and bucket trucks. Our instructors are also certified to teach First-Aid and C.P.R.
TECT offers specialized courses, such as linemen’s certification, supervisor training, and instructor training. These courses are of longer duration and are much more detailed than the standard training programs.
TECT works with our communication tower customers to recommend special tools and equipment needed to carry out maintenance activities on both guyed and self-supporting towers. We then supply the training that allows our customer to safely perform the work.
General training program outlines covering all of the aforementioned courses are available upon request. Special training schedules will be designed for specific customer requirements.
TECT offers consulting services for compiling hot line tool lists for distribution thru transmission voltages. i.e. rubber glove, hot stick, bare hand based on sufficient customer information. We recommend an audit and evaluation to fully understand and advise the customer prior to purchasing any equipment.
TRAINING PROGRAM EXAMPLES:
Programs listed range from 1980 through today.
Serconisa, Nicaragua (Rubber Glove Training)
Elecnor Hawkeye Contractors, transmission hotstick training
VCN Contractor Peru – 500 kv liveline washing training
- Cooperatives in the Philippines on rubber glove distribution training and on 69 Kv hotstick training. (CONTINUING TRAINING)
- Saudi Arabia on 380 KV barehand work. (CONTINUING TRAINING)
- Water and Power Authority of the U.S. Virgin Islands on rubber glove distribution training.
- Ice in Costa Rica on transmission live line washing and hot stick training.
- Nepco of Jordan on 400 KV barehand training.
- SEC in Saudi Arabia barehand training on 380 KV
- Entergy Services of Arkansas, U.S.A., 2008: Transmission Hot Stick Training And Structure Replacements
- Botswana Power Corporation of Botswana, 2007-2008: Transmission Live Line Hot Stick Barehand Training, Consulting, Tool Evaluation, Trainee Evaluation, Etc.
- National Rural Electric Cooperative Administration of Philippines, 2007-2011Distribution Rubber Glove Training on voltages to 34.5 KV. Hotstick work on 69 KV and 138 KV. Tool Evaluation And Consulting Services
- Entergy Services of Arkansas, U.S.A., 2007: Substation Rescue Training
- Halpin/Hawkeye of Massachusetts, U.S.A., 2006: Transmission barehand Live Line Structure Replacements
- IMCO of Ahmadi, Kuwait, 2006: Distribution Rubber Glove and Transmission Hotstick/Barehand Training
- KT Power, Inc., 2001, 2003-2005: Distribution and Transmission rubber glove, hotstick, and barehand Live Line Training & Safety Consultant
- Mitsa International, Amman, Jordan, 2005: Distribution rubber glove Live Line Training
- U.S. Virgin Islands Water And Power Authority, St. Thomas & St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, 1990-2005: Duration 12 to 20 weeks per year. Distribution rubber glove Live Line Training
- 3-Phase Line Construction, Inc., Farmington, New Hampshire, 2004: Barehand & Hot Stick Training on Transmission Voltages.
- LUCELEC of St. Lucia, West Indies, 1998-2002: Duration 12 weeks per year. Basic construction practices, safety rules, new procedures, equipment recommendations, maintenance practices
- CAESS of El Salvador, 2001: Duration, 3 weeks. Refresher training on distribution voltages using rubber glove techniques
- LITSA of Argentina, 2001: Duration, 3 weeks. Refresher training on 500 kv using barehand techniques
- CFE & Luz y Fuerza, Mexico, 1991-92: Duration, 4 months; Energized power hot stick and barehand line maintenance training
- Tanesco of Tanzania, 1987-90: Duration, 27 month program; Live Line Maintenance and related subjects in voltages ranging from 11 kv through 220 kv using hotsticks, rubber gloves, and barehand methods
- P.L.N. Indonesia, 1985: Duration, 15 months program; Concentrating on 500 kv bare hand Live Line Maintenance
Other programs prior to 1985 include programs for the Department of Defense in Rota, Spain and others throughout many countries
A partial list of other training programs conducted include
- Saudi Electricity Company
- Department of Defense in Rota, Spain
- MENEVEN of Venezuela
- CORPOVEN of Venezuela
- Al Casa de Venezuela
- Energia Electrica de Venezuela
- Empresa Electrica del Ecuador
- IRHE of Panama
- Aqua y Energia of Argentina
- Transener of Argentina
- CHILECTRA of Santiago, Chile
- ENDE of Chile
- ISE of Colombia
- Empresa Electrica de Guatemala
- Barbados Light and Power Co. of Barbados
- Jamaica Public Service
- CAESS of San Salvador, El Salvador
- National Power Corporation of the Philippines
- Manila Electric Company of the Philippines
- Davao Power and Light Company of the Philippines
- Guam Power Authority
- Caltex of Indonesia
- Electricity Trust of South Australia
- South East Queensland Electricity Board of Australia
- Pacific Grid of New South Wales, Australia
- Eastern Energy of Victoria, Australia
- CFE of Mexico
- St. Lucia Electricity Services Ltd. of St. Lucia, West Indies
- Space Gateway Support of Kennedy Space Center, Florida
- WAPA of the U.S. Virgin Islands
- U.T.E. of Uruguay
- C.T.M. of Argentina
- Delsur of El Salvador
- K.T. Power of Massachusetts & Pennsylvania
- Litsa of Argentina
- Edelca of Venezuela
- Snow Mountain Hydro of Redding, California
- Basin Electric of North Dakota
- City Public Service of San Antonio, Texas
- C.R.E. of Santa Cruz, Bolivia
- Tanesco of Tanzania, East Africa
- Saudi Electricity Company of Saudi Arabia
- ESSA of Bucaramanga, Colombia
- T.D.E. of Cochabamba, Bolivia
- Power Grid of India
- CADAFE of Venezuela: Multiple Training Programs
- Electricidad de Caracas
- PLN of Indonesia
- 3-Phase Line Construction of New Hampshire
- Tuyet Nga Co. Ltd. of Hanoi, Vietnam
- Tu Son Trading Co. Ltd. of Saigon, Vietnam
- Instruments Installation and Maintenance Co. W.L.L. (IMCO) of Ahmadi, Kuwait
- Entergy Services Inc. of Arkansas
- Botswana Power Corporation of Botswana, South Africa
- National Rural Electric Cooperative Administration (NRECA) of Philippines