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Our training series on how to run network cabling for new Technicians – Part 2 Here – https://www.bridgecable.com/
Want to learn how or best practices for running copper and fiber network wiring? All new techs with BridgeCable.com must watch this video first to get a great understanding of what’s involve with the job. Contact us for Part 2 and as well the Fiber Series of Video Training.

BridgeCable’s Philadelphia area team with our New Jersey staff members pieced together the high lights of our best practices to get you started in your new role.
For more info email us or call 877-832-1206 for anyone to help.

Let’s review below what the video reviews.

In addition to all of our network cabling training material provided to our new hires, the Bridge Cable team is excited to have rolled out a multi-part internal training video. Broken down into two parts, part one covers some basic data cabling tips, preparing for a project and getting a technician through all the steps until your cables are at their end location.

Part One, as seen here, covers six main topics:
1) Preparing for Your Network Cabling Projects
2) Using String During Your Installation
3) Labeling of Your Cables
4) Using Support Systems
5) Pulling Your Cable
6) Reaching Your End Location

Prior to starting any major work, you and your team need to prepare yourself. The best starting point is to be able to understand the type of environment that you will be working with. Whether residential or commercial or whether it is a renovation or new construction, one of the biggest things to look out for is what type of ceiling you will be working with. Being prepared will not only help you decide what type of cable pathways you may take, what equipment you may need but also how to utilize your staff!

For instance, if you are working with an open ceiling your go-to options may be a J-Hook, a Bridle Ring, a D-Ring or even tie wraps whereas enclosed or confined locations you will need to utilize columns, walls, columns, cable tray, furniture raceways or power poles.

Reviewing your map ahead of time and while your first visit will help you understand the labeling scheme, drop locations and help determine your exact pathway for when you pull the cable (assuming everything goes swimmingly!) Our senior technician Bill reviews his network map for an office installation while also reviewing where he would use J-Hooks on an I-beam in the ceiling. Later on he also goes in depth for a J-Hook install at the same location!

Our Lead Estimator, Mark, has a lot of interesting quick tips throughout Part One of the training video. He covers how to attach string to a fish pole and also how to attach two string lines. You’ll get to learn our favorite motto, “Be a friend, leave an end!” Later on during an installation, he covers the different types of labeling and a few need to know tips, including an exclusive BICSI standard!

Bill can be seen also reviewing a tape toss, coil toss and the use of fish tape when using string. Bill also reviews D-Rings and goes in depth on how Bridle Rings is better suited as a vertical support system versus horizontal.

(You’ll have to watch the video to see why!)

During our last section, our entire Senior Network Cabling team reviews how to install a grommet, Colorado straps, wall caddies and buttons. But don’t worry – the installation process doesn’t stop there and is nowhere near complete! Our Part Two training video for our team goes in depth on installing a rack, getting your patch panel to look like perfection and end location terminations!

We Thank You for viewing and we put our heart into this. Keep in mind this is a general guide with years to come even more to know!

Any questions or would like to hire us for your next office or warehouse wiring job? Call us at 877-832-1206 or view the website – https://www.bridgecable.com/network-cabling/

Bridge Cable

1-(877) 832-1206

Available 24 Hours a Day.
Emergency service for all Low Voltage Structured Cabling Installations and Repairs.
2066 W. Hunting Park Ave, STE 308, Philadelphia, PA 19140

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