Onsite Safety Yard

In 2018, UDWI opened its very own training yard for linemen at its headquarters. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at what the training yard is able to provide for our team!
Types of training the safety yard allows:
    • Pole top rescue
    • Bucket truck rescue
    • Underground safety
    • Underground troubleshooting
    • Tree removal training

We have the equipment in place to do training on switching, voltage regulation, three-phase transformer banks, and three-phase pad-mounted transformer metering.

Additional training opportunities coming soon!

Did you know? UDWI offers trainings to community organizations. 

Education, Training, and Information is one of the 7 Cooperative Principles and a top priority for the UDWI team. Our co-op has had great success keeping employees and members safe through the completion of various training and educational programs.

Over the last few years, the UDWI team has provided public safety training and education to law enforcement, firefighters, EMC personnel, and dispatchers in and around its service territory. In 2018, UDWI developed its own training yard to host training for its own team and other co-ops in the area. 

In January, three UDWI team members provided Smithville’s crews with a  “table-top” interactive activity to demonstrate the danger of high-voltage live lines, hazards that can impact a live line, and how to execute proper safety when working around live wires. 

The goal of this demonstration was to educate Smithville crews on the danger of interacting with the high voltage lines and safety protocols for accident prevention. This collaboration with local communications providers is a top priority to ensure the safety of all crews that interact with live electric lines. 

Demonstrations are available for schools, local first responders, youth organizations such as Boy and Girl Scouts, and any other organization that would like to learn more about safety around electric lines. If your organization is interested in receiving a safety demonstration from UDWI, please contact the office at (812) 384-4446 to schedule a training.

UDWI/Smithville – 2023
1666 West State Road 54
Bloomfield, Indiana 47424

Hours:  Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Office: (812) 384-4446
Toll-Free: (800) 489-7362
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