ARC Flash Electrical Safety
The Electrical Safety and 70E® Arc Flash Protection training course is designed to save lives, prevent disabling injuries, and prevent damage to plants, building and equipment. Based on NFPA 70E®, students attending this course will gain an immense respect for the power of electricity. They will learn about personal safety for working on or around electrical systems and equipment, how to use proper materials and procedures for doing electrical work - and the potential consequences for themselves or others if they don't. Taught as if they were our own employees, students are given practical instruction that they can immediately apply when they go back to their workplace. This course also helps companies' meet their OSHA training obligations as outlined in CFR 1910.331-335.
• How to identify electrical hazards • The difference between "qualified" and "unqualified" electrical workers • Safe approach distances to exposed electrical conductors • Improvements in PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) for electrical safety • "Hot Work" rules • Proper work practices in wet or damp locations containing electricity • Lockout/Tagout procedures for electrical equipment and systems • Safety requirements for electrical installations • Damage caused to equipment from poor electrical safety practices • Damage caused to people from poor electrical safety practices • Just how much voltage is too much voltage for the human body to handle • How OSHA Rules apply to your job & workplace • What it takes to establish compliance & penalties for noncompliance I. Electrical Safety & the Qualified Electrical Worker A. Background, Responsibilities & Requirements B. Safety Standard Types: NFPA 70E® & Others C. OSHA Electrical Safety Regulations Overview II. Electrical Hazards A. Power of Electricity - Shock, Arc-Flash & Arc-blast B. How to identify electrical hazards C. Electrical Fires D. Electrical Burns E. Static Electricity F. Accident Prevention G. Emergency Response III. Safety Related Work Practices A. Definitions B. General Requirements C. Establishing Safe Work Condition D. Electrical Lockout / Tagout E. Working on or near Energized Parts F. Safe Approach Distances G. Energized Work Permit H. Conducting an Arc Flash Analysis I. Reading Arc Flash One Line Diagrams J. Determining PPE Requirements from the Arc Flash Analysis IV. Safety Related Maintenance Requirements A. General Maintenance Requirements B. Substations, Switchgear, Switchboards, Panelboards, Motor Control Centers, Disconnect Switches C. Premises Wiring D. Controller Equipment E. Fuses & Circuit Breakers F. Rotating Equipment G. Hazardous (Classified) Locations H. Batteries & Battery Rooms I. Portable Electrical Tools & Equipment (PPR) V. Safety-Related Work Practices & Requirements for Special Equipment A. Electrolytic Cells B. Batteries & Battery Rooms C. Lasers D. Power Electronic Equipment VI. Electrical Safety Program A. Setting up an Electrical Safety Program B. Implementing an Electrical Safety Program C. Complying with NFPA 70E® D. Interpreting Arc Flash Analysis Reports E. Determining your PPE Requirements VIII. Hands-On Training and Student Demonstrations A. Determine Hazard Risk Categories using the NFPA 70E tables and from equipment labels – B. Establish appropriate boundaries specified in NFPA 70E and OSHA requirements – C. Select Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the task – D. Demonstrate the proper care and use of electrical PPE – E. Demonstrate safe work practice within the limited approach boundary – F. ATMT Electrical Safety Certification Exam