ARC FLASH NFPA 70E

electrical_safety_arc_flash_imageDURATION OF COURSE

8 hours

INTRODUCTION

Electrical shocks and burns account for more than 1,000 fatal injuries each year. This course is intended to help keep organizational employees safe while working around energized equipment. Additionally, it enables businesses to meet their liability, documentation, and compliance requirements as defined by OSHA. This course will be site and equipment specific.

COURSE OBJECTIVE

This training will expose participants to the following:

  • OSHA and NFPA 70E standards and regulations
  • Identification of electrical hazards
  • Requirements to establish compliance
  • Changes in standards from 2012 to 2015
  • Dangers and risks of poor electrical work practices
  • Definition of “qualified person”
  • Safe approach distances to electrical conductors
  • Science of and damage caused by arc flash incidents
  • How to read Arc Flash labels, charts and illustrations
  • Personal protective equipment requirements
  • Safe work practices and “hot work” rules
  • How to work with electricity in damp and wet conditions
  • Energy isolation / Blocking Procedures
  • Arc Flash Protection
  • Electrical Safety Program and Work Permits

At the conclusion of the class, each participant will complete a written exam and practical skills demonstration. The course is interactive and will include slides, media presentations, site-specific discussions, and arc flash simulation.