McDonald Live Line was formed in January 2004. 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, McDonald Live Line 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. 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, McDonald Live Line offers courses in rescue techniques from poles, towers, and bucket trucks. Our instructors are also certified to teach First-Aid and C.P.R.
McDonald Live Line 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.
McDonald Live Line 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.