NFPA 70E arc flash training will keep you up to date with an introductory course to arc flash and electrical hazards. The course covers the complex standards and regulations per the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and NFPA 70E and the latest in OSHA’s enforcement direction of arc flash training. Training is offered nationwide in four- and eight-hour classes.
NFPA 70E arc flash training starts from the beginning, with positive electrical safety culture. The evolution of the electrical worker (past versus present) and the ever-present danger of electricity are discussed. Requirements for the training include release of victims and qualified persons. The Electrical Safety Program and a job briefing are also taught during the training.
Especially important are shock hazards– shock boundaries, shock protection, and the requirement for Shock Hazard Analysis. Insulated tools and equipment include the teaching of using them when necessary, the adequacy of V-rated tools, the V-rated glove, testing requirements, and a hands-on demonstration of field testing.
Meter safety is part of the NFPA 70E arc flash training. Workers will be taught the dynamics of the arc flash/blast, hazard risk categories, incident energy, arc flash protection boundary, and the effects of it on people. An electrically safe work condition is a must. Electrical Safety Specialists (ESS) will thoroughly address Article 120 (establishing an electrically safe work condition), the principals of Lockout/Tagout, responsibility, procedures, auditing procedures, hazardous electrical energy control procedures (simple and complex), cover all equipment, and the Lockout/Tagout device.
Examples of the Electrically Safe Work Condition and working within Limited Approach Boundary is taught by ESS for justification of work, standards when you can or can’t work energized, and an energized electrical work permit. Who is responsible for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)? The NFPA 70E arc flash training will cover care and maintenance of PPE, the outer and under layer, and the Arc Thermal Performance Value and HRC Category of PPE examples.
The class, taught nationwide by ESS, will cover simple, complex, and equipment hazardous electrical energy control procedures. Understanding arc flash and shock hazard labeling requirements, followed by a written examination, wraps up the class. ESS instructors include NFPA Certified Electrical Safety Compliance Professionals Doug Tellin and Greg Windisch in addition to Seth Jones who is a NFPA Certified Electrical Safety Technician .