Switching Procedures and Clearance and Hold Orders

Know what to do and when—when it counts!

Upon successful completion of this course and having met all requirements, students earn:

  • Certificate of Completion

Course Details

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to establish safe working practices for switching, de-energizing lines and equipment for employee protection (clearances) and placing reclosing devices on non-reclosing when energized circuits are to be worked using hot line procedures (hold orders). The course will include information on the importance of lines of communication and what to do when unanticipated events do not allow communication with Dispatch.

The course will also review this training topic from the perspectives of an Engineering Department and an Operations Department, and how these interact on a day-to-day basis in regard to Switching Procedures and Clearance and Hold Orders. Annual requirements include the review of the company procedure and an exam, or equivalent.

Who Should Attend?

All operations employees including management

Frequency of Training


Length of Course

2 to 4 hours

Upcoming Classes

Call or fill out the information request form below.

Request Information