Electrical Qualification Training for OSHA Qualified Persons
Now you can produce qualified electrical workers.
Employers must demonstrate that any worker performing an electrical task is “qualified” for that particular task. It’s up to the employer to figure out the best way to do this, and the task of “qualifying” electrical workers seems vague and nebulous: After proper hands-on training has been provided, what is the best way to demonstrate that workers can safely perform the electrical tasks that they are assigned? What process needs to be established in order for companies to deem them as “qualified” with defensible evidence of compliance? Electrical Qualification Training is a simple five-step program that delivers a powerful blend of instructor-led classes and hands-on labs that enable workers to develop their skills using real equipment. The classroom training is reinforced with online assessments, courses and tutoring tools. Additionally, this program brings the training on-site to any location which is beneficial because it minimizes worker time-off-the-floor and eliminates travel expenses. But this program far exceeds training alone – it helps companies implement a documented and compliant process for producing qualified electrical workers that exceeds OSHA requirements and NFPA 70E standards.
Electrical Qualification Training Five-Step Program
- Workers register in NTT’s web-based Learning Management System (LMS) that enables employers to track and document employee training activities and qualification status. This valuable reporting tool provides evidence of compliance. Additionally, e-learning activities ensure that employees retain more of the knowledge they learn in their NTT instructor-led courses.
- Workers take an Electrical Safety Awareness Lecture (either in the class room or online) that focuses on NFPA 70E 2012 standards, OSHA safe work practices and more. There are a variety of electrical safety awareness courses so workers can select the one that best matches their job.
- Workers who perform electrical work take one or more Electrical Hands-On Skills Courses that best match their job responsibilities. They may choose from several courses (low to high-voltage) resulting in a training program customized for either experienced workers or those that just need the fundamentals for limited electrical tasks.
- A select few employees take the Evaluator Course, an innovative new “train-the-trainer” class that teaches an organization’s designated personnel how to evaluate and qualify future workers that go through the organization’s electrical safety training program. This course is the first step toward establishing a documented process for qualifying electrical workers.
- Finally, the new hands-on Electrical Demonstration for Qualification Course shows your company’s designated evaluators how to conduct a documented evaluation of workers’ skills. Workers don appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) and perform key electrical tasks required for their particular job. NTT trains companies how to conduct these events, mentors evaluators in assessing workers’ skills, and provides the appropriate documentation of all activities to create defensible evidence for compliance.
- Reduction in workplace accidents, violations and fines.
- Boost in business productivity due to highly safe and trained workers that perform better on-the-job and know how to protect expensive equipment from damage.
- Gain a documented and compliant process for training and qualifying electrical workers that is standardized across multiple locations but is also customized for their unique facilities and operating environments.
- Have training that exceeds OSHA mandates and NFPA 70E standards for training and qualification and gain a system for maintaining documentation of training and qualification activities. Increase in worker morale and retention because workers appreciate the company’s investment in their skills – and in their safety.
Take our FREE online Electrical Safety Evaluation and an NTT representative will follow up with a no-obligation phone consultation regarding your electrical safety training program and worker qualification process.
Read our white paper: How to Establish a Documented and Compliant Program for Training and Qualifying Electrical Workers (found in our FREE Resources section).