Critical Task 113-588-1022
In this lesson you will learn about safety and first aid; what equipment is used in the installation; and
installing the wire line to include surface, buried, and aerial construction on poles and lance poles.
TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE:
The student will learn the procedures for installing a telephone cable line.
If you do not have access to the equipment, you will need only this subcourse. If
available, a team will be provided a training area with preinstalled stepped poles, TL-
13A, gloves, tags, two each TA-312/PTs, BA-30s, reel unit RL-31( )/G, RL-159:U
with WD-1( )/TT, linesman bag, safety strap, body belt, lance poles, stakes, marline
cord, shovel, grease pencil, and hammer HM-1 or rubber mallet.
Standard is met when knowledge of the skills required is demonstrated by correctly
answering 70 percent of the questions on installation of telephone cable.
REFERENCES: The material in this lesson was derived from the following publications: TC 24-20,
TM 11-3895-202-13, TM 11-5805-201-12, and FM 21-11.
Everyone is responsible for safety. Always watch for situations that could cause an injury on the job.
Learn the steps necessary to assist an injured team member. The knowledge we have could save a life.
In addition, we must know all we can about the equipment we use on the job. If we are unfamiliar with
it we could injure ourselves. The installation of a telephone line is complex if you do not get an
opportunity to do it very often.