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.