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Electrical Safety Training (Arc Flash) NFPA 70E® 2018 Edition On-Site Training

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The ONLY two day, "Hands-On" skill based seminar that covers everything you and your staff need to know about the significant changes being made to NFPA 70E®

Workshop Description/Agenda

NFPA 70E® REQUIREMENTS are designed to protect workers by reducing exposure to electrical shock hazards. NFPA 70E® helps companies and employees avoid workplace injuries and fatalities due to shock, electrocution, arc flash, and arc blast, and assists in complying with OSHA 1910 Subpart S and OSHA 1926 Subpart K.

Learn By Doing

This course eliminates the typical PowerPoint "lecture" format embraced by various training organizations for the past many years. Providing a "hands-on" experience and scenario based exercises where attendees perform the same decision-making and safety skills they must demonstrate in the field is what NTT Electrical Safety Training is all about.

What You Will Learn

This is a 2-day, Hands-on Electrical Safety Course based on NFPA 70E®, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, 2018 Edition

This course takes Electrical Safety Training from a lecture-based format to a hands-on and scenario based approach of "learn by doing." As you work through the hands-on labs you�ll learn the practical aspects changed in this new edition like:

  • Risk assessment procedure; the hierarchy of risk controls and human errors
  • Establishing an electrically-safe work condition that includes Lockout/Tag out principles and procedures
  • Estimate of the likelihood of occurrence of an arc flash incident for AC and DC systems
  • Selection of arc-rated clothing and other personal protective equipment (PPE) using the incident energy analysis method

Workshop Agenda

Module 1: Electrical Safety and Your Electrical Safety Program

Trainees will receive a brief overview of electrical safety history, the most recent safety statistics and, identify compliance requirements. In a Table Top Exercise trainees will use their NFPA 70E® Standard to identify electrical safety program requirements and compare them to their company electrical safe work program.

Module 2: Understanding Electrical Hazards

A short video and group exercise creates risk awareness for trainees. The specifics of shock, arc flash, and arc blast are presented. A portion of a typical one-line diagram is used to understand shock potentials and incident energy levels in a facility distribution system. Modern technologies and Code requirements used to mitigate shock and arc flash hazards are examined.

Module 3: Electrical Safe Work � Practices and Procedures.

Safe work requires qualified persons to perform a risk assessment, read and interpret labels, establish boundaries and follow other safe work practices identified in NFPA 70E®. Trainees will learn these steps as they use the NTT Job Aid to develop a Job Safety Analysis (JSA) for a typical electrical task. This JSA will be used throughout the remainder of the class for hands-on activities.

Module 4: Inspecting, Donning and Doffing, and Maintaining Electrical Personnel Protective Equipment (PPE)

In addition to discussing characteristics and maintenance of various types of PPE, trainees will use the checklist in their text to inspect NTT supplied PPE. Trainees are encouraged to bring their own PPE to class for inspection. The instructor will demonstrate proper donning and doffing techniques.

Module 5: Normal Operation of Equipment

NFPA 70E® requires electrical equipment to meet five requirements prior to Normal Operation. After discussing those requirements, trainees will perform a visual inspection of the NTT electrical equipment for installation and maintenance issues. Examples of good and bad installations are discussed. Trainees will use the table in the NFPA 70E® Standard to determine the need for PPE. They will use an infrared camera through an infrared window, and an ultrasonic detector to inspect electrical equipment prior to operation. Trainees setup and use a remote indicating multimeter to reduce their exposure to certain hazards. The instructor demonstrates proper body positioning and techniques for typical switching operations.

Module 6: Establishing the Electrically Safe Work Condition

OSHA and 70E® requirements are first presented. Trainees then perform an electrical Lockout/Tag out on electrical equipment in the classroom. The exercise applies information from the JSA developed previously, and PPE selection based on previous exercises. New skills are developed as the 3-point method is used to verify a circuit electrically safe.

Module 7: Conducting an Emergency Response Drill

While the risk assessment and proper safe work practices are all designed to keep workers safe, unintentional injuries do occur. NFPA 70E® requires training in emergency response, methods of release, CPR and AEDs. In this exercise trainees must develop an emergency response plan; then a mannequin is used to simulate an electrical accident. Trainees then implement the plan following the scenario given by the instructor. The mannequin allows trainees to check their chest compression skills by observing indications on the mannequin and use an AED simulator. The class concludes with a video exercise to summarize the electrical safe work practices learned.

Why You Should Take This Workshop

While still perfect as an introduction to Electrical Safe Work Practices, NTT has updated this course to be hands-on to reflect the more practical and advanced approach our clients have been demanding.

This course still covers the basics from the three (3) hazards of electricity and what you can do with your equipment and procedures to mitigate the hazards, but we now also advance to the completely difference mindset of the Risk Assessment approach and end with what to do if something goes wrong with our Emergency Response Team simulation.

The NFPA 70E® is used by all states for industry-wide electrical standards. Updated approximately every 3-years, the new 2018 NFPA 70E® will be officially released in the Fall of 2017.

This training meets the electrical safety training requirements for employees bound by OSHA rule 1910:331-335.

Who Should Attend

People who will benefit from attending this course include:

  • Electricians
  • "Authorized" Persons
  • Mechanics
  • Environmental health & safety personnel
  • Apprentice and experienced HVAC technicians
  • Supervisors working on or who oversee employees working on 50V or greater equipment
  • Linemen & Utility workers
  • Owners & managers
  • Warehouse employees
  • Maintenance Technicians
  • Energy management personnel
  • Fire Alarm Technicians
  • Plant & facility maintenance technicians
  • Building engineers
  • Building managers & superintendents
  • Plant & facility managers
  • Stationary engineers
  • Safety directors

Who Should Attend

Electricians, Maintenance Technicians, many others.

Additional Information

Training Provider: National Technology Transfer, Inc.

Course Topics: Industrial Training > Electrical

Training Course Summary: The ONLY two day, "Hands-On" skill based seminar that covers everything you and your staff need to know about the significant changes being made to NFPA 70E®

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