This course is intended to raise awareness about electrical safety both on and off the job. The target audience is non-electricians, including maintenance workers, machine operators and anybody who works with and around electrical tools or equipment. This course covers common situations that could place the non-electrical worker into dangerous situations.
Virtually every worker on an industrial or commercial job site works with or uses electrically-powered equipment. Most of these workers have no concept of the hazards they could possibly be exposed to by performing common, everyday tasks. Jewelry contacting energized components, overstressed power strips, coffee pots and heaters placed into the workplace all can increase the risk to the employee and to production if the worker is not aware of the potential issues involved.
This course (which comes with a CEU certificate of completion) covers workplace electrical safety and the methods used to recognize, identify and avoid the electrical hazards of arc flash and personal shock. The worker’s roles and responsibilities are summarized. The course also teaches the effects of electrocution on the body and principles such as touch step potential. Normal and abnormal equipment conditions are described and students are trained in how to properly identify potential electrical hazards. The course teaches basic safe electrical work procedures, how to avoid the risk of personal shock related to power tools, broken power cords and the hazards when not using GFCIs. The risk of personal injury related to Overhead Power Lines is also identified.
Basic Electrical Terminology
Hazards of Electricity
Step and Touch Potential
Recognizing Electrical Hazards
Safe Work Practices
Electrical System Intrusions
Obeying All Signs and Barriers
Electrical Hazards Encountered by Specific Work Groups
Electrical Safety For Building Owners, Managers and Supervisors
Hiring outside contractors who are NFPA 70e/CSA Z462 Compliant (checklist)
Electrical Safety Training Programs
Electrical Energized Work Permits
Role of "the Safety Watcher"
Rules governing Electrical Equipment Labeling
Electrical Safety Clothing and PPE for electrical personnel
Review of expectations
Questions and Answers
Start: 8:00 a.m.
Coffee Break: 10:00 a.m.
Lunch: 12:00 noon
Restart: 1:15 p.m.
Finish: 4:30 p.m.