July 10, 2019
A Lineworkers job is not easy!
“Thank you to MP Daniel Blaikie for tabling an important petition in the House of Commons on behalf of lineworkers across Canada. We encourage the government to honour the brave men and women who maintain power for all Canadians by recognizing July 10th every year as National Lineworker Appreciation Day.”
– Francis Bradley, President and CEO, Canadian Electricity Association –
Every day, lineworkers across Canada work to keep electricity flowing into our homes
Lineworkers are the highly trained men and women who work on installing and maintaining the complex hydro grid across cities and provinces. Often faced with working in extreme circumstances, lineworkers are trained to work efficiently, safely and collaboratively to keep the lights on across Canada.
During catastrophic events, Lineworkers must deal with one or more occupational hazards
- High-voltage contact
- Working at heights
- Challenging weather conditions
- Welding, cutting and burns
Lineworkers play an instrumental role, often the first people on site, working to make the environment safe for volunteers and first responders by assessing electrical hazards and removing any live wires.
Video footage of professional lineworkers training,
competing and working. Enjoy!