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Electrical Safety Practical Skills for Switchgear

$695

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Hands-On

1 Days

.8 CEU

THIS TRAINING PROGRAM IS ELIGIBLE FOR AN EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT OF $100 IF REGISTERED 60 DAYS OUT (OR MORE) AND WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY APPLIED AT CHECKOUT!

At the end of this training program attendees will be able to:

  1. Describe Switchgear types, construction and operation
  2. Perform safe technique for racking in and out of a Low Voltage Power Circuit Breaker
  3. Perform installation of personal protective grounds

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  • Why You should take this training program

    This course provides the practical skills and knowledge for working on or about electrical low and medium-voltage switchgear. NFPA 70E, standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, requires qualified workers to demonstrate their “skills and knowledge related to the construction and operation of electrical equipment and installations…” In addition, the standard requires employees learn to identify hazards and reduce risk.

    This course addresses low and medium voltage switchgear construction and operations and, helps participants identify hazards about this equipment and teaches steps they can take to minimize risk. The NTT Low Voltage Switchgear trainer allows participants to follow written procedures to electrically operate a low voltage power circuit breaker, rack-in and rack-out breakers and, perform infrared and visual inspections of circuit breakers. Participants will also install and remove temporary protective grounds using ground clusters and a shotgun.

    Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and Contact Hours
    Upon completion of this training program, the attendee will receive a certificate of completion with 8 contact hours (.8 CEUs) per day attended. Please contact your state or local licensing agency to determine if this training program is accepted.

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  • Who Should Take This Training Program

    People who will benefit from attending this course include:

    • Electrical workers who work on or about switchgear
    • Plant operators who operate electrical switchgear
    • Supervisors
    • Managers
    • HSE personnel responsible for implementing electrical safety programs that include any routine operation or maintenance of switchgear
  • What You'll Learn

    This course addresses low and medium voltage switchgear construction and operations and helps participants identify hazards about this equipment and teaches steps they can take to minimize risk.

    The NTT Low Voltage Switchgear trainer allows participants to follow written procedures to electrically operate a low voltage power circuit breaker, racking and rack-out breakers and, perform infrared and visual inspections of circuit breakers.

    Participants will also install and remove temporary protective grounds using ground clusters and a shotgun.

  • Training Program Description

    SWITCHGEAR AND POWER CIRCUIT BREAKER BASICS

    • Types and ratings of switchgear and circuit breakers
    • Identifying switchgear hazards
    • Understanding breaker clearing times
    • Recommended power circuit breaker and switchgear maintenance
    • Switchgear battery maintenance and safety
    • NEC® requirements for switchgear

    SWITCHING OPERATIONS

    • Review of one-line drawings and typical switching procedures
    • Automatic Transfer Switch (ATS) operation
    • Manual switching operations
    • Maintenance Switch operation
    • Switching transient issues: transformer isolation, paralleling

    HANDS-ON EXERCISES. PARTICIPANTS PERFORM THE FOLLOWING EXERCISES:

    • Develop a Job Safety Plan for switchgear work
    • Inspect equipment
    • Determine if Normal Operation applies
    • Read and interpret labels
    • Determine PPE for Shock Hazard protection
    • Determine method to select PPE for Arc Flash Protection
    • Identify steps in the work process and assess hazards for each step
    • Select and prepare PPE
    • Determine and setup boundaries
    • Perform Infrared Thermography inspection
    • Use ultrasonic detector or partial discharge tester as applicable to monitor for signs of arcing
    • Demonstrate safe work practices for breaker opening/closing
    • Demonstrate safe work practices for racking breakers
    • Perform a visual inspection of breaker and cubicle
    • Use a digital high voltage phasing meter to test for voltage on the NTT grounding trainer
    • Install and remove temporary personal protective grounds on the NTT grounding trainer
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    Training Program Pricing

    1-Day Lecture: $695 / Participant

    This training program may be included with other training or as a standalone course. As such, training time depends on training program length as determined by your outcome goals. Please call (855) 712-7353 or CONTACT NTT TRAINING to discuss your unique needs.

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