Electrical Safety Training: What Is An OSHA Qualified Electrical Person?

Electrical safety training is available from Electrical Safety Specialists anywhere across the United States for both qualified and unqualified electrical workers.

Electrical safety training is available from Electrical Safety Specialists anywhere across the United States for both qualified and unqualified electrical workers. The Occupational Safety And Health Administration (OSHA) defines a “qualified person” as “one who, by possession of a recognized degree, certificate, or professional standing, or who by extensive knowledge, training, and experience, has successfully demonstrated his ability to solve or resolve problems relating to the subject matter, the work, or the project.”

Employing qualified personnel will reduce the company’s liability, lost time, injuries, death, and costly OSHA citations.

  • 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, NFPA 70E, IEEE 1584, NFPA 70, and ANSI combined with individualized hands on exercises in 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.

  • Customized Training

Identifying the proper training requirements can be difficult but ESS is here to help. Our team of safety experts will help you create a training program that suits your team’s needs, specific to the various tasks and job requirements of the different individuals in your facilities.

OSHA requires electrical safety training for anyone who works within 3′ 6″ of exposed energized parts operating at 50 volts or above or where an electrical hazard exists. This includes “unqualified persons,” such as janitorial or maintenance staff who work near an electrical hazard. Outside contractors and others who may visit the facility should also provide proof of training. 

Electrical Safety Training Your Organization Can Rely On

Simply stated, ESS boasts the industry’s best electrical safety training. For over 25 years, our leadership team have worked together developing relationships with various individuals that are all at the top of the electrical safety industry. Recognizing the fact that each skill-set requires a lifetime commitment, ESS built a team of professionals to provide the highest quality of service available. Our team is comprised of individuals with diverse backgrounds from Arc Flash Technicians and Electrical Safety Experts to Professional Engineers and Master Electricians.

For more information about nationwide training, click here or call ESS at (816) 925-0443.

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