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NFPA 70E: Arc Flash Electrical Safety with Arc Flash Analysis Workshop & National Electrical Code® – On-Site Only



4 Day

3.2 CEU


At the end of this seminar students will be able to:

  1. Understand how NEC safeguards people and property.
  2. Make your facility and operations NEC compliant.
  3. Become current with the most recent NEC updates.

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  • Why You should take this seminar

    Combine Installation with Safe Work Practices – 2014 NEC ® & 2012 NFPA 70E® & Arc Flash Analysis

    Gain an understanding of the 2014 NEC’s latest additions, revisions and changes. Learn the precautions needed when working with and around electricity. People and property need to be safeguarded from the hazards. The course also covers grounding and bonding and the rules to minimize the risk of electricity as a source of electric shock and as a ignition source of fires and explosions. Then add the safety aspect that everyone needs – NFPA 70E Arc Flash with an Introduction to Arc Flash Analysis – all in 2-days.

    First, get an introduction to electrical safety through the NFPA 70E arc Flash safe work practices standard. Then get the ins-and-outs of an arc flash analysis – also known as an arc flash engineering study – in practical layman’s terms.

    OSHA’s mandated training requirements apply to employees who face a risk of electric shock that is not reduced to a safe level by the electrical installation requirements of 1910.303 through 1910.308. Analysis students generally don’t perform the calculation themselves. Rather they seek to become a more informed user of the data and consumer when working with external contractors.

    You will review the electrical system component that affect an arc flash analysis, how to gather the data, and perform the calculations to determine the incident energy levels and hazard risk category for any piece of electrical equipment.

    With this understanding we will then review coordination studies and how changes upstream or downstream within the electrical system will impact your analysis.

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  • Who Should Take This Seminar

    People who will benefit from attending this course include:

    • Electricians
    • 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 course starts with the requirements of OSHA rule 1910:331-335. Learn how current 2012 NFPA 70E standards apply to a facility, why safe electrical work practices are important, and what can be done to ensure your organization meets all government standards for electrical safety.

    Electrical safety training provides you with the education needed to complete your job safely. According to the US Department of Labor, electrocution is one of the main causes of on-the job deaths of industrial workers. Within this group, skilled trades’ personnel—electricians in particular—are two times more likely to be seriously injured or killed than non-skilled trades personnel.

  • Seminar Description

    2-days: 2014 NEC®

    • Branch circuits and feeders
    • Various calculations
    • Services
    • Conductors and over current protection
    • Wiring methods
    • Review of raceway and boxes
    • Wiring materials: switches, switchboards and panel boards
    • Motors, generators, A/C and refrigeration, plus fire pumps
    • Transformers
    • Special locations
    • Understanding the rules for over current protection
    • Industrial control panels (Article 409)
    • Arc flash labeling (Article 110)
    • Motor disconnect location rules (Article 430)
    • NEC© 2014 Code Changes

    2-days: NFPA 70E Electrical Safety & Arc Flash Analysis

    • Hazards of electricity (shock, arc, blast)
    • Approach boundaries (shock and flash)
    • Qualified vs. Unqualified vs. Licensed
    • Review of safe related work practices (including test meters, over current protection)
    • Risk categories using the tables in the NFPA 70E
    • PPE with Arc Flash Protection (ATPV or flame retardant)
    • Calculate fault current and incident energy levels using various methods, including scientific calculators using the IEEE formulas, Excel spread sheets, and over the counter software
    • Values change throughout the facility
    • Changes made by the supplying utility, or changes in the load of the facility, can affect the protection characteristics of the electrical distribution system
    • Proper PPE relative to the task to be done
    • Job Hazard Analysis.
    • Effected persons notification
    • Proper tool selections
    • Detailed task descriptions
    • Hot work permits
    • Lockout / Tagout Procedures
    • Assign responsibility
    • Create procedures
    • Create a “living” document for new tasks and used as a reference to accomplish a task that has already been analyzed
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    4-Day Lecture: $ 1,795 / Participant

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