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Medium Voltage Electrical Safety Training

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Course Description:
Medium Voltage Electrical Safety Training students will cover the maintenance and testing requirements for common substation devices, including power transformers, oil, air and vacuum circuit breakers, switchgear, ground grid systems, batteries, chargers and insulating liquids. This seminar focuses on what to do, when to do it and how to interpret the results from testing and maintenance.



Course Outline:

Medium Voltage Electrical Safety Training
This two-day program is designed for maintenance personnel responsible for Medium voltage electrical systems. Dynamic and highly concentrated, this course places maximum emphasis on safety when working on or near energized electrical equipment.

TOPIC 1: ELECTRICAL ACCIDENTS
Objective: Realize the damage electricity can cause to the human body and understand the basic principles of safety in normal and abnormal conditions.

SUBTOPICS

  • Electrical Accidents
  • Electrical Faults

TOPIC 2: NFPA 70E
Objective: Provide assistance in determining severity of potential exposure to arc flash hazards, planning safe work practices and selecting proper personal protective equipment.

SUBTOPICS

  • Limits of approach for electrical shock and flash hazards
  • Arc flash parameters
  • Determine curable burn distance during a short circuit
  • Determine energy released during a short circuit
  • Techniques for reducing arc flash energy
  • Selection of proper personal protective equipment (PPE)

TOPIC 3: RECOGNIZING HAZARDS
Objective: Learn to recognize all energy sources and hazards created by various electrical equipment and devices.

SUBTOPICS

  • Insulation
  • Cables
  • Power Transformers
  • Instrument Transformers
  • Fault Currents
  • Disconnects
  • Switchgear
  • Breakers
  • Fuses
  • Relays
  • Starters
  • Motors
  • Capacitors
  • Emergency Systems

TOPIC 4: CONTROLLING HAZARDS
Objective: Determine the controls used to protect workers from all energy sources created in the work place.

SUBTOPICS:

  • Management Control
  • Legislation
  • Electrical Code
  • Purchasing Controls
  • Engineering Controls
  • Training
  • Safety Documentation
  • Rules
  • Safe Work Practices
  • Safe Work Procedures
  • Codes of Practice
  • Operating Procedures
  • Permits & Clearances
  • Switching Procedures
  • Physical Equipment
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Safety Equipment
  • Signs and Barriers
  • Equipment Protection
  • Interlock
  • Grounding
  • Field Control
  • Inspections
  • Job Planning
  • Pre-job Meeting
  • Hazard Identification
  • Hazard Reporting
  • Work Methods
  • Limits of Approach
  • Switching Practices

TOPIC 5: GROUNDING
Objective: To learn the dangers of and how induced currents and ground gradients are produced and how to safely select, install and maintain temporary grounds for protection of the worker.

SUBTOPICS

  • Step, Touch and Induced Voltages
  • Safe Grounding Procedures
  • Temporary Grounds

TOPIC 6: SWITCHING
Objective: Interpret and use a single line diagram to write a switching sequence to safely isolate an electrical device for work. Validate existing operating orders and switching procedures. Develop and maintain mandated documentation for all electrical equipment isolation and maintenance work.

SUBTOPICS

  • Single Line Diagrams
  • Using Prints
  • Electrical System Drawings
  • Safety Documentation
  • Isolation
  • Lockout and Tagout
  • Switching Workshop

TOPIC 7: JOB PLANNING
Objective: To carry out Hazard/Risk Analysis in determining the degree and extent of hazards for performing maintenance tasks on all electrical equipment.

SUBTOPICS

  • Necessity of job planning to safely perform task
  • Hazard Control Workshop
  • Job Planning Worksheet


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