Electrical Safety Training: What Are Certified Electrical Safety Compliance Professionals?
Electrical safety training from an NFPA Certified Electrical Safety Compliance Professional (CESCP) is crucial to reducing your organization’s liability, lost time, injuries, death, and costly OSHA citations.
The CESCP Certification Program
The Certified Electrical Safety Compliance Professional (CESCP) certification program was designed by the NFPA for electricians and other personnel exposed to electrical hazards as well as trainers and instructors. CESCP certification proves knowledge and competence in NFPA 70E.
The goals of the CESCP certification program are to promote electrical safety in the workplace, recognize and provide evidence of competence as related to the NFPA 70E Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, and promote professional development.
The CESCP certification program consists of a set of eligibility requirements that must be completed before applying to the program, a computer-based examination, and a set of re-certification requirements based on a points system, which must be completed within three years following the initial certification.
Minimum requirements for a CESCP are as follows.
- High school diploma or equivalent.
- 40 hours of electrical safety training within the past 3 years.
- Licensed electrition with 8,000 hours of verifiable work experience.
- 8,000 hours of verifiable work experience with electrical power systems.
- Associate degree in electrical engineering with 8,000 hours of verifiable work experience.
- Bachelor’s degree or higher with 4,000 hours of verifiable work experience.
- Licensed Registered Professional Electrical Engineer.
- Non-Electrician/Electrical Engineer
- CSP with 6,000 hours of verifiable work experience with electrical power systems.
- Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in engineering, technology, or other related technical discipline and 6,000 hours of verifiable work experience with electrical power systems.
- Facilities/Plant/Factory safety professional with 20,000 hrs (10 years) of verifiable work experience with electrical power systems
Electrical Safety Training From ESS
The Occupational Safety And Health Administration (OSHA) and NFPA70E require any person working within the limited approach boundary (3′ 6″ from 50-750 volts) of energized equipment to be trained as a qualified person.
Our team of safety experts will help you identify a training program that suits your team’s needs, specific to the various tasks and job requirements of the different individuals in your facilities.
- Qualified Electrical Worker Training
Qualified electrical worker training students will be trained, tested, documented, and certified in all of the requirements necessary to be deemed qualified by the employer. ESS will send a trainer to conduct on-site training for qualified electrical worker training personnel on OSHA, NFPA70E, IEEE 1584, NFPA70, and ANSI combined with individualized hands-on exercises in the proficiency of skills and a written exam.
- NFPA 70E Training
Keep up to date with this great NFPA 70E Training introductory course to arc flash and electrical hazards. This course will cover the complex standards and regulations per OSHA & NFPA 70E and the latest in OSHA’s enforcement direction of arc flash training. NFPA 70E Training is offered in 4 and 8-hour classes.
- Lockout Tagout Training
OSHA requires two types of lockout tagout training: Authorized Employee and Affected Employee. Authorized employees are the ones who will lockout and service the machines, and training will include when and how to apply lockout tagout, how to handle group lockout, and shift change procedures. Affected employees typically consist of administrative staff and machine operators that work near the machines, and training will include their responsibilities to the program and the scope and purpose of the lockout tagout program.
For more information about nationwide electrical safety training, click here or call ESS at (816) 925-0443.
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