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2015 Arc Flash Electrical Safety [based on NFPA 70E®]


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3 Days

2.4 CEU


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

  1. Inspect, use and maintain personal (PPE) and other protective equipment.
  2. Understand the effect of maintenance on equipment and how it reduces injury.
  3. Verify an electrically safe work condition.
  4. Perform maintenance on motor control equipment.
  5. Perform Assured Equipment Grounding Conductor Program checks.

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  • Why You should take this training program

    New Standard and Hands-on Equipment

    Go beyond the theory & knowledge training you’re used to. Advance to hands-on practical skills and application safety training. This training program is designed to save lives, and indeed it has. This is NTT Training’s foundation training program for electrical qualification updated to the 2015 NFPA 70E.

    This training instructs participants on the electrical safety skills needed to perform routine electrical maintenance tasks at less than 1000 volts just as they would in the field.

    Student are encouraged to bring their own PPE to use in the hands-on labs:

    • Meter
    • Gloves
    • Tools
    • Arc-rated Clothing (PPE Categories 2 and 4)

    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

    This training will benefit all workers as this course can be tailored. Maintenance, Operators, Supervisors, and non-qualified workers and those who work on and around industrial equipment will benefit from this course:

    • Safety Directors
    • Electrical contractors
    • Electricians
    • Maintenance Techs
    • Owner & Managers
  • What You'll Learn

    Topics covered during this training include:

    Understanding the NFPA 70E, and the changes in the 2015 edition (This is designed for a qualified person)

    • 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
    • Updated tables and Approach Boundaries: Understand the impact of the 2015 change – “hazard analysis” has been replaced with “risk assessment”
    • Construction and maintenance work has been separated from outdoor work
    • New requirement 320.3 (A)(1) covers risk assessment associated with battery work

    Practical Application discussion and hands-on lab activities include:

    • Simple / Mechanical LOTO, (NO Verify absence of voltage)
    • 120/208 Volt disconnect. Electrical LOTO, Verify absence of voltage
    • Check amps (a meter task)
    • Check volts (a meter task)
    • Change fuses
    • MCC Troubleshoot
    • Using electrical diagrams
    • Selecting and using voltmeters (electrical test equipment and special tools)
  • Training Program Description

    Overview: NFPA 70E Standard

    • Article 90 Introduction to NFPA 70E overview
    • Key definitions in Article 100
    • Determine the breakdown of responsibilities in your facility

    The Hazard Of Electricity

    • Basic of Electricity
    • Arc Flash Hazard PPE Categories
    • Electrical Hazards
      • Shock
      • Arc Flash
      • Arc Blast

    General Requirements For Electrical Safety-Related Work Practices (Article 110)

    • The Electrical Safety Program
    • Training Requirements
    • Relationships with Contractors
    • Use of Equipment
      • Test Instruments
      • Portable Electric Equipment
      • Extension Cords
      • GFCI’s
    • Underground Electrical Lines and Equipment

    Establishing An Electrical Safe Work Condition (Article 120)

    • The six-step LOTO process

    Work On Or Near Exposed Energized Parts (Article 130)

    • Limitations for working when exposed to energized parts
    • Hazard analysis
    • Energized Electrical Work permit requirements
    • Energized Electrical Work
    • Permit Approval process
    • Description of Safe Work
    • Practices to be employed
    • Energized Electrical Work permit Exemptions

    Shock Protection Boundaries

    • Shock Risk Assessment
    • Establishing Shock Protection Boundaries
      • Using the AC and DC tables
    • Approach Requirements for Qualified Persons
    • Approach requirements for Unqualified Persons

    Arc Flash Boundary

    • The Arc Flash Risk Assessment
    • Establishing the Arc Flash Boundary
    • PPE within the Arc Flash Boundary
    • Equipment labeling requirements

    Other Precautions

    • Alertness / Situational Awareness
    • Blind Reaching
    • Illumination
    • Conductive articles being worn
    • Conductive materials
    • Confined or enclosed work space
    • Doors or hinged panels
    • Housekeeping duties
    • Use of flammable materials
    • Anticipating failure
    • Routine opening and closing of circuits
    • Reclosing circuits after protective device operation

    Personal & Other Protective Equipment

    • General: Responsibilities
    • Care
    • PPE Specifics
    • Other PPE

    Interpreting Equipment Labels

    • Arc-flash information
    • Shock protection information
    • Selecting PPE
    • Boundary Selection

    Using The Tables

    • Identifying equipment and tasks
    • Applicability of the tables
    • Determining the table parameters
    • Determining equipment meets installation requirements
    • Determining equipment has been properly maintained
    • Selecting PPE

    Working Within The Limited Approach Boundaries To Overhead Lines

    • Applicability
    • Specific requirements
    • Which rules apply: Applicability of other rules and standards
      • 1910.269
      • NESC

    Safety-Related Maintenance Requirements

    • General maintenance requirements
    • Substations, switchgear assemblies, switchboards, panelboards, motor control centers, and disconnect switches
    • Premises wiring
    • Controller equipment
    • Fuses and circuit breakers
    • Rotating equipment
    • Hazardous (classified) locations
    • Batteries and battery rooms
    • Portable electric tools and equipment
    • Personal safety and protective equipment

    Safety Requirements For Special Equipment

    • Electrolytic Cells
    • Batteries and Battery Rooms
    • Safety-Related Work Practices for Use of Lasers
    • Power Electronic Equipment
    • Research and Development Laboratories

    Practical Application discussion and hands-on lab activities include:

    Participants will not be required to don the NTT personal protective equipment (PPE) clothing for task performance. Participants are encouraged to bring their own electrical PPE to class. This provides an opportunity for participants to verify the ratings and conditions of the PPE they use in the field under the instructor’s guidance.

    Activity Description

    Students will use the appropriate procedure checklist to perform each task. When student is not performing a task, they will use the appropriate checklist to audit the task performance of other personnel as assigned by the instructor. Students are to complete all assigned written exercises.

    Training Topics Include

    • Discussion of OSHA and 70E requirements for demonstration of skills.
    • Overview of MCC Trainer, associated equipment and PPE.

    Hands-On Lab Procedure

    • Inspect, Don, and Use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
    • Verify an Electrically Safe Work Condition
    • Troubleshoot Motor Control Center (MCC Bucket) Control Circuit
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    Training Program Pricing

    3-Day Hands-On + Lecture: $1499 / Participant

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