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Why Train On Site?

Ensuring that your employees are properly trained to work safely around electrical equipment, machinery, and circuits isn’t just a good idea – it’s the law! OSHA guidelines mandate that training must be provided for qualified and non-qualified electrical workers. The training must also be conducted on-site. Online safety classes will not fulfill the OSHA requirements.

OSHA-Compliant Training

We can help your company meet its electrical safety training requirements in only one day! We offer an On-Site Arc Flash/NFPA 70E training class specifically designed for qualified and non-qualified electrical workers.
Qualified workers should attend morning and afternoon sessions for a total of 8 training hours. Non-qualified workers should participate in the 4-hour morning session. Training is facilitated by a qualified instructor who will come to your jobsite at a time that works best for you and your staff.

On-Site Arc Flash/NFPA 70E Training Course Elements

Our one-day combined compliance course is based on OSHA 29 CFR 1910.331-335 and the 2015 NFPA 70E Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace. As stipulated by OSHA, the training goes far beyond basic safety practices such as wearing rubber gloves or avoiding damp or wet areas when working around electricity. Our comprehensive four-part training program encompasses:

  1. Governing Electrical Safety Standards
    • OSHA 29 CFR 1910 Subpart S
    • 2015 NFPA 70E
    • Definition of a qualified electrical worker
    • Training requirements for the qualified and unqualified electrical worker
  2. Electrical Hazards
    • Definition of electrical shock
    • Causes of electrical shock
    • Effects of electrical shock on the human body
    • Definition of an arc flash
    • Causes of an arc flash
    • Effects of an arc flash on the human body
    • Definition of potential energy (incident energy) in an arc flash
    • Factors contributing to the level of potential energy
    • Definition of an arc flash study
    • Results of an arc flash study
  3. Exposures to Electrical Hazards
    • Site-specific hazards and exposures as determined by audience feedback and/or instructor tour if available or permitted, otherwise:
    • Entering electrical equipment rooms
    • Resetting electrical devices
    • Operating electrical switches and/or circuit breakers
    • Starting and stopping equipment
    • Opening energized enclosure doors
    • Voltage testing and troubleshooting
    • Installing devices in an energized panel or enclosure
    • Terminating conductors
    • Removing or installing individual motor control “buckets”
    • Racking a circuit breaker
  4. Safe Work Practices
    • Determining voltage levels for shock protection
    • Determining and complying with a shock protection boundary
    • Selecting, wearing, and maintaining proper voltage-rated PPE for shock protection
    • Determining/calculating the hazard risk category for arc flash
    • Determining and complying with an arc flash boundary
    • Setting up boundary barricades
    • Selecting, wearing, and maintaining the proper arc-rated PPE for arc flash protection
    • Utilizing and completing an energized work permit
    • Establishing an electrically safe work condition
    • Selecting, inspecting, and using contact and non-contact voltage meters and meter accessories

All qualified and non-qualified workers who fulfill the training requirements will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate verifies their recognition and understanding of accepted electrical safety practices.

Training Requirements for Your Company

All On-Site Arc Flash/NFPA 70E training classes are limited to 20 participants. You only need to provide a suitable classroom setting with tables and chairs. The room should also contain a projection screen or a clean wall surface. We provide all other essential tools and training materials.

Contact Us for More Information Today

To learn more about theOn-Site Arc Flash/NFPA 70E training course from Technical Skills Development Services or to schedule a class, give us a call at (866) 316-5580 or Email us at training@technicalskillsdevelopment.com.