How Often is Arc Flash and Electrical Safety Training Required?

Many of our clients ask, “How often is arc flash training required?” The answer to that is fairly simple, arc flash and electrical safety training is required at least once every one to three years combined with annual inspections in safe work practices. Employees must receive additional training or retaining in safe work practices if annual inspections indicate that the employee is not complying with safety related work practices, new technology or new types of equipment, employees job duties change or employe has not performed the task within the past year. 

OSHA 1910 Subpart S mandates that any employee who might come into contact with an electrical hazard must receive electrical safety training. Though OSHA does not specifically call for NFPA 70E training, it is considered the industry standard for worker safety and compliance.

Electricians have a higher rate of injuries across other occupations and commercial electricians face the risk of electric shock, falls, fires and injuries related to equipment. Being properly trained and wearing appropriate safety gear will reduce these risks.

Keeping Your Employees Up To Date

Arc Flash Training courses taught by Electrical Safety Specialists keep your employees up to date with the ever-changing NFPA 70E standards. These courses are taught throughout the Kansas City metro and nationwide. Topics cover the complex standards and regulations per the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and NFPA 70E. Electrical Safety Specialists offers NFPA 70E training in 4-hour, 8-hour, and Qualified Electrical Worker (QEW) sessions.

Which Training Is Right for Your Employees?

  • 4-Hour NFPA 70E
    • This course is suited for an introduction to the NFPA 70E. Participants may include qualified and unqualified persons.
  • 8-Hour NFPA 70E
    • This training is a more in-depth understanding of the necessary requirements of the NPFA 70E. Participants may include management, qualified and unqualified persons.
  • Qualified Electrical Worker (QEW)
    • This training consists of the 8-hour NFPA 70E classroom training with a written exam combined with hands-on practical exams. Each attendee will receive full documentation sufficient for the employer to deem them qualified.

Arc Flash Training in Kansas City and Nationwide

For more information on Arc Flash Training, contact ESS at (816) 925-0443 or click here.


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