Did you know that the green hard hats you see hanging from electrical wires all over B.C. once belonged to an apprentice power line technician?
After taking a year-long technician course, apprentices get to work with BC Hydro, and they wear green helmets.
They apprentice for almost 4 years, then they’re qualified as journeymen.
It's at that point that they graduate into wearing white helmets.
As a tradition and a rite of passage they hang their green hard hat on the last power line they worked on as an apprentice.
And they don’t stay there forever - the next time the line is worked on, the green hard hat comes down.
And now you know.
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