VINLEC linemen with local facilitators and external examiners 

VINLEC Linemen with local facilitators and external examiners



Nine Linemen assigned to the Transmission and Distribution Department of St. Vincent Electricity Services Limited have received CARILEC Lineman Certification accredited by the Institute for Safety in Powerline Construction (ISPC).

The Caribbean Electric Utility Service Corporation (CARILEC) Lineman Certification Programme was designed by ISPC and tailored to suit the needs of Line workers who work within member countries of the umbrella body. The ISPC, based in Los Angeles, USA, offers expert training in all areas of safety in the in the electric utility industry.

Three of the Linemen successfully completed the Examinations at Levels 1&2. They are Mr. Junior Browne, Mr. Mowai Latham and Mr. Dillon Scotland. After successfully completing the Level 1 exams in June 2016, six Linemen were examined at Level 2.  They are Mr. Rodney Duncan, Mr. Brian Deane, Mr. Dwight Roberts, Mr. Junior Campbell,

Mr. Lonnie Dabrell and Mr. Les Malcolm.

Over the past months, the local facilitators - Mr. Mitra Malcolm and Mr. Alston Scott of VINLEC - hosted classroom and field sessions which addressed a number of critical areas in Line work. During the examination, the Linemen had oral exam sessions and they were also assessed in the areas of bucket truck rescue and pole top rescue, single-phase transformer installation, earthing set installation, among others.

The assessment was carried out by Mr. Tony Boyd of ISPC, Mr. Lebert Frankson of the Jamaica Public Service Company and Ms. Laurena Primus, Training Manager at CARILEC. The Lineman Certification examination took place at VINLEC’s Transmission and Distribution (T&D) Training ground at Diamond on Monday 27th and Tuesday 28th March.

For more information contact:

Tamara Job-Sprott

Communications Officer

St. Vincent Electricity Services Limited

P.O. Box 856

Telephone 456-1701 Ext-215


Photo at the Diamond Training Ground

Rodney Duncan Lineman 1