Safety Guidelines and Fibre Optic Installation Techniques


Fiber optic cables were designed to enhance voice and data communication in many different applications. The flexibility of the technology is extraordinary and advances in methods of communication have revealed even more uses for fiber optics. Compromise on any of the safety points will introduce invisible health dangers, can take extended periods of time to diagnose. This course introduces participants to the safety guidelines that an engineer must keep in mind when installing fiber optic cables in a plant. The course will also cover a variety of optical fiber installation techniques in underground, aerial and submarine networks.


  • Course Pre-requisites

The course is applicable to all technical and non-technical professionals of any organization operating in telecom technology domain.


  • Course Objectives

Upon completion of this training, the participants will be able to:

  • Understand all the safety aspects that engineer must keep in mind when installing fibre optic cables
  • List of health and safety tools and kits during the fibre cable installation
  • Explain important safety practices that must be followed during the fibre optic installation
  • List and explain different methods to install fiber optic cable
  • Understand various types of fibre optic installation techniques and related recommended procedures
  • Explain “Figure-8” technique in underground fibre cable installation
  • List all traditional method of laying optical fibres such as Mini and Micro Trenching and Trenchless technique
  • List complete series of tests that should be done while installing fibre optic cable


  • Course Duration

The duration of this e-learning course is of approximately 50 minutes.



Course Content

Total learning: 3 lessons Time: 10 weeks



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