NFPA 70E Safety Training Standard for Electrical Safety In the Workplace
Arc Flash / NFPA 70E Training
Qualified Person Electrical Safety Training
On-site training classes are available. Provides qualified persons (employees who will perform energized work on equipment) with skills and knowledge to perform their job safely. Meets requirements of NFPA 70E, Article 110.6 and OSHA 29CFR1910.332. Course will cover objectives:
- List definitions relevant to work on energized equipment,
- Discuss the use of personnel protective equipment, tools, and test equipment when working near energized equipment,
- Identify general safe work practices when working around live electrical equipment including illumination considerations, work in confined conductive materials and equipment, ladders, portable electrical equipment, temporary wiring, use of electric power and lighting circuits, and warning signs,
- Familiarize qualified employees with the safety related work practices and procedural requirements to provide protection from electrical hazards associated with their respective job tasks, including arc flash hazard analysis, and work permit system.
- Implement the decision making process to determine the degree and extent of the hazard, PPE, and job planning necessary to perform the task safely.
- Understand approach distances to energized parts as specified in NFPA 70E, Table 130.2.
- Understand the safe use voltage detection equipment.
- Discuss facility specific emergency procedures.
- Characteristics of an Arc Flash
- OSHA - What do the standards mean to you?
- Potential Injuries - Burn injuries are the #1 injury resulting from an Arc Flash related incident. We will discuss the full range of potential injuries including the psychological effects on the employees, relatives and the community when someone is involved in an Arc Flash incident.
- 2012 NFPA 70E Training:
- Components of an effective Electrical Safety Program
- Hazard/Arc Flash Analysis
- Safe Work Practices
- Lockout/Tagout Procedures
- Work Permits
- Maintenance Requirements
- Hazard Risk Categories
- Energy Levels within categories
- Clothing and PPE in each category
- Clothing to match requirements
- Employer/Employee Responsibilities