LUCELEC LINESMEN BEST IN CARILEC
Linesmen from the St. Lucia Electricity Services Limited (LUCELEC) have proven they are among the best in the region. At a recently-held Linesman Rodeo organised by the Caribbean Electric Utility Service Cooperation (CARILEC) near Pigeon Island, the LUCELEC teams topped the competition that tested their skills, safety standards and speed. The Rodeo culminated a week-long linesman training programme put on by CARILEC at the end of November.
Linesmen install and maintain electrical power lines so their role in ensuring customers have electricity is paramount. The Linesman Rodeo tests, on the field of play, the skills required to do the job.
Teams participated from electric utilities in Grenada, St. Vincent, the Virgin Islands and Saint Lucia. LUCELEC fielded one three-man team each in the Apprentice (1-4 years’ experience) and Experienced (more than 5 years in the field) levels of the competition. Events included “Hurt-Man Rescue”, “Speed Pole Climb”, “Basketball” and “Earth Installation”.
The board, management and staff of LUCELEC have since congratulated its Rodeo team of Tomy Adolph, Ed James, Voldon Hazell, Godwin Brice, Alpheaus Alexander and Wayne Mondesir.
Two teams from Saint Lucia took part in the competition - LUCELEC and the contractor firm of Williams (a major winner of the individual events).
LUCELEC Managing Director Trevor Louisy said, “We are always happy to do our part to foster regional camaraderie among electric utilities. LUCELEC was pleased to partner with CARILEC in their hosting of this event and are very proud our teams were victorious. We see this as further demonstration of the safe, efficient and reliable service we provide to our customers as what was tested on the field of play is in effect what our linesmen do in the daily execution of their duties.” He praised both competitors and volunteers.
The winning LUCELEC team at
the CARILEC Rodeo.