Qualified Electrical Worker training is required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and NFPA70E for anyone working on or near energized equipment greater than 50 volts.
Employing qualified personnel will reduce the company’s liability, lost time due to injuries, and costly OSHA citations. OSHA paragraph 1910.333(c)(2) states that only qualified persons may work electric circuit parts or equipment that have not been de-energized under the lockout/tagout provisions of subsection 1910.333(b).
These qualified persons shall be capable, as determined by their electrical knowledge and skills, of working safely on energized circuits. This capability includes familiarity with the proper use of special precautionary techniques, personal protective equipment, insulating and shielding materials, and insulated tools. Also, this capability includes familiarity with the construction and operation of the equipment and the electrical hazards involved, in accordance with the definition of qualified persons in section 1910.399.
All ESS Qualified Electrical Worker training students will be trained, tested, documented, and certified in all the requirements necessary to be deemed qualified by the employer.
Electrical Safety Specialists will send our trainers anywhere in the United States to conduct on-site training for personnel on OSHA, NFPA70E, IEEE 1584, and ANSI, combined with individualized hands-on exercises in the proficiency of skills and a written exam.
Qualified Electrical Worker training students will receive a folder containing a Certificate of Achievement and training summary, along with written and photo documentation of proficiency for the employer’s permanent records as required by OSHA.
Qualified Electrical Worker Hands-On Demonstration of Skills (Practical Exam)
All skills necessary for the qualified electrical individual to perform his or her job safely must be demonstrated to the employer.
- PPE: including proper selection, donning and doffing of arc-rated clothing, arc rated face shields, voltage-rated gloves and protectors
- Insulated Tools: determining when insulated tools are necessary, and which tools are required
- Interpreting arc flash labels: effectively interpret the information on the label, using this knowledge to properly set up the working environment, including worker safety boundaries, PPE decisions, and required tools and safety procedures for the upcoming task
- Setting up the job area: the qualified electrical worker should be able to set up an electrical site properly, using proper barricading techniques to mark off required boundaries such as limited approach, restricted approach, or arc flash boundaries.
- Creating electrically safe work conditions: properly interpreting arc flash labels, selecting appropriate voltage meter, air testing voltage rated gloves, donning the correct PPE, properly interrupting the load current, applying a lockout tagout, correctly performing a live dead live test – all while applying all required safety principles such as body position, situational awareness, etc.
For the past 25 years, several members of ESS’s leadership team have worked together to develop 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, Electrical Safety Specialists 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 Qualified Electrical Worker training, call ESS at (816) 925-0443 or click here to request a quote.