With regard to training for safely working on climbing pylons and on electricity lines
erna’s reference point is the Training Center in Viverone (Biella, Piemonte)
The Center hosts an electricity and a mechanical laboratory. The first is used for carrying out:
- Insulation and conduction tests
- Periodic testing of equipment
During testing, the mechanical laboratory carries out:
The Training Center in Viverone also contains specific equipment designed
for employees that must be trained to work with high voltages and, during 2013
the Training Center has obtained its first accreditation for the multi-site
laboratory management system (Viverone, Civitavecchia, Frattamaggiore),
in accordance with the ISO/IEC 17025:2005 standard.
In September 2014, further inspections were carried out by Accedia,
which confirmed the positive results. This has allowed the Terna Group
to become, both nationally and at the European level, the reference point
in the high-voltage energy sector, as it is the only organisation accredited
to issue certification in regard to tests carried out on LLW equipment.
At only four km from the Viverone Training Center a large outdoor
area is located for training to climb pylons
. This area is equipped
with over 3,600 meters of overhead lines that reproduce the most recurring
types of electricity lines and pylons used in high voltage. This area is
also used for experimental activities.