Electrical workers face many dangers in their daily work. The standards in the National Electrical Code (NEC) are designed to keep work sites safe for everyone. Grounding systems are an essential part of these safety guidelines.
But what are grounding systems? What training do your employees need to ensure their health and well-being on the job?
In the world of electrical work, the term ground has three distinct meanings.
When referring to grounding systems, the third definition applies. A grounding system protects electrical systems from the effects of faults and failures by channeling the excess current into the earth where it is safely dispersed. There are three types of grounding systems.
Each system is used in different types of construction. Grounding systems protect properties and workers from the hazards of live, uncontrolled electrical currents in three main ways.
Grounding systems are a vital part of protecting costly business assets like computer systems and other powered equipment from the effects of electrical overload. If your maintenance staff is responsible for servicing and maintain your electrical systems, it’s important to make sure they are fully aware of the right way to secure those systems with grounding techniques. A formal training course will teach your employees how to safely work with these systems while following the National Fire Protection Association guidelines as laid out in Article 250 of the NEC.
Without properly trained staff, an electrical failure in a commercial setting can be catastrophic in many ways. Besides the loss of property and productivity due to damaged equipment, employees can be severely injured. Hiring outside contractors to maintain or repair systems can take a large chunk out of your operating budget and endanger overall profits.
The NEC updates their guidelines regularly, so it’s important for electrical workers and others who work with commercial electrical systems to stay up-to-date. When your employees attend a training course, they receive the latest information. This ensures they are ready to keep your assets running smoothly. It also saves you money, since you won’t have to pay overpriced contractors for these services.
The Grounding and Bonding of Electrical Systems seminar at NTT Training will prepare your maintenance staff, supervisors, and managers to work with grounding systems. Send your employees to our campus or contact our representatives to schedule a specialized training at your site. In this 2-day, instructor-led course, all of the study materials and hands-on tools are provided by NTT. All you need to provide is space, time, and a whiteboard or projection screen.
Don’t take a chance with your important business assets. Contact us now to schedule your sessions.
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