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2018 Arc Flash Electrical Safety [based on NFPA 70E®]


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2 Days

1.6 CEU




The ONLY two day, “Hands-On” skill based training program that covers everything you and your staff need to know about the significant changes being made to NFPA 70E®.

NFPA 70E® Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace®NFPA 70E® requirements are designed to protect workers by reducing exposure to electrical shock hazards. NFPA 70E® helps companies and employees avoid workplace injuries and fatalities due to shock, electrocution, arc flash, and arc blast, and assists in complying with OSHA 1910 Subpart S and OSHA 1926 Subpart K.

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Learn by doing!

This course enhances the typical PowerPoint “lecture-only” format embraced by various training organizations for the past many years. Providing a “hands-on” experience and scenario based exercises where attendees perform the same decision-making and safety skills they must demonstrate in the field is what NTT Electrical Safety Training is all about.

Live Hands-on Labs

The NFPA 70E® Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace provides the prescriptive methods for OSHA compliance for electrical safe work. NTT Training provides the hands-on instructor demonstration and student practice for implementing the standard. Scenario-based exercises have students work with NTT’s illustrated and annotated explanation of the NFPA 70E helping to ensure they understand the requirements.

Practical Risk Assessment

With the publication of the 2018 edition of the electrical safety standard, the NFPA 70E® continues to emphasize a risk assessment approach to electrical safety. For the NTT student, this means learning to identify the hazards of an electrical job, assessing what can be done to eliminate hazards, understanding methods of mitigating hazards and, how to use best industry practices to comply with requirements, and achieve a safe-as-practical approach to performing electrical work.

Combine this course with our other hands-on practical electrical classes:

  • Electrical Safety Practical Skills for Low Voltage Switchgear
  • Field Audit Exercises
  • Working Greater than 600 volts
  • NFPA 70B Maintenance hands-on workshop

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

  1. Understand the new Risk Assessment approach to Electrical Safety
  2. Apply OSHA rule 1910.331-335 training requirements and NFPA 70E® standards
  3. Understand the effect of maintenance on equipment and how it reduces injury
  4. Test instruments making contact with energized parts
  5. Perform safe electrical work practices and understand arc flash hazards and boundaries
  6. Certification: This training program is approved by and can to lead to certification through North American Technician Excellence (NATE). Testing for this certification is administered by a NATE testing organization.

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  • Why You should take this training program

    While still perfect as an introduction to Electrical Safe Work Practices, NTT has updated this course to be hands-on to reflect the more practical and advanced approach our clients have been demanding.

    This course still covers the basics from the three (3) hazards of electricity and what you can do with your equipment and procedures to mitigate the hazards, but we now also advance to the completely difference mindset of the Risk Assessment approach and end with what to do if something goes wrong with our Emergency Response Team simulation.

    The NFPA 70E® is used by all states for industry-wide electrical standards and is updated every 3-years.

    This training meets the electrical safety training requirements for employees bound by OSHA rule 1910:331-335.

    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:

    • Electricians
    • “Authorized” Persons
    • Mechanics
    • Environmental health & safety personnel
    • Apprentice and experienced HVAC technicians
    • Supervisors working on or who oversee employees working on 50V or greater equipment
    • Linemen & Utility workers
    • Owners & managers
    • Warehouse employees
    • Maintenance Technicians
    • Energy management personnel
    • Fire Alarm Technicians
    • Plant & facility maintenance technicians
    • Building engineers
    • Building managers & superintendents
    • Plant & facility managers
    • Stationary engineers
    • Safety directors
  • What You'll Learn

    This is a 2-day, Hands-on Electrical Safety Course based on NFPA 70E®, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, 2018 Edition

    This course takes Electrical Safety Training from a lecture-based format to a hands-on and scenario based approach of “learn by doing.”

    As you work through the hands-on labs you’ll learn the practical aspects changed in this new edition like:

    • Risk assessment procedure; the hierarchy of risk controls and human errors
    • Establishing an electrically-safe work condition that includes Lockout/Tag out principles and procedures
    • Estimate of the likelihood of occurrence of an arc flash incident for AC and DC systems
    • Selection of arc-rated clothing and other personal protective equipment (PPE) using the incident energy analysis method

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

    • Understand the new Risk Assessment approach to Electrical Safety
    • Apply OSHA rule 1910.331-335 training requirements and NFPA 70E® standards
    • Understand the effect of maintenance on equipment and how it reduces injury
    • Test instruments making contact with energized parts
    • Perform safe electrical work practices and understand arc flash hazards and boundaries
    • Certification: This training program is approved by and can to lead to certification through North American Technician Excellence (NATE). Testing for this certification is administered by a NATE testing organization.
  • Training Program Description

    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 NTT illustrated and annotated explanation of the 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 and then simulate an electrical accident following the scenario given by the instructor. The class concludes with a video exercise to summarize the electrical safe work practices learned.

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    2-Day Lecture: $995 / Participant

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