CARILEC Linesman Symposium and Rodeo

May 29-June 4, 2017, Grenada


CARILEC Linesman Symposium and Rodeo is a six-day event with a series of training activities planned for building capacity and sharpening expertise for the safe execution of linesman work; these events occurred  during the week of May 29-June 3, 2017.  Topics of leadership, safety and emerging technologies were explored where linesmen were engaged in discussions, hands-on activities, group work and a technical tour of the GRENLEC plant.

On Jun 4, 2017, a horn blast signaled the start of CARILEC Linesman Rodeo in Morne Rouge, Grenada. Seven utilities comprising ten teams battled for the coveted title of champion of the rodeo in six events.

The Events:

The Teams:

i. Earth Installation 1. BPL
ii. Pole speed climb 2. SKELEC
iii. Fuse Cut out 3. GRENLEC
iv. One (1) mystery event 4. LUCELEC
v. Hurttman rescue 5. BELCO
vi. Basket Ball 6. Williams Electricals (LUCELEC Contractor )  


Record Breaking Speed Climb by Williams Electricals (St. Lucia)

The Results:

LUCELEC is the champion of the Rodeo in apprentice category

Williams Electricals is the Champion in the experienced category

The Support:

It was a combination of full and associate member collaboration that brought that success to CARILEC 2017 Linesman Symposium and Rodeo.

CARILEC Associate Member, the Institute of Safety in Power Line Construction (ISPC) and T&D Power Skills were the main sponsor of the event; Buckingham was the supporting sponsor and  Grenada Electricity Services Ltd was the gracious host; members of staff from the Secretariat gave their usual support.