Electrical Safety Specialists offers NFPA 70E training in Kansas City and across the United States. Our introductory course covers the complex standards and regulations per OSHA and 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.
Who Needs NFPA 70E Training?
Training in NFPA 70E should include not only “qualified persons” who work directly with electrical equipment, but also “unqualified persons,” such as janitorial or maintenance staff who work near a hazard. Outside contractors and others who may visit the facility should also be considered.
NFPA 70E Article 110.2(A) states:
“The training requirements contained in this section shall apply to employees exposed to an electrical hazard when the risk associated with that hazard is not reduced to a safe level by the applicable electrical installation requirements.”
What Do ESS Training Courses Cover?
After an initial introduction to NFPA 70E standards and intent, we discuss positive electrical safety culture in depth. We cover general requirements for electrical safety-related work practices as well as host and contract employer responsibilities. All NFPA 70E training requirements are covered, including the creation of Electrically Safe Work Condition(ESWC), the release of victims, and qualified persons.
The shock hazard portion of our NFPA 70E course discusses shock boundaries, shock protection, and requirements for shock hazard analysis. We instruct on when insulated tools and equipment are necessary as well as the adequacy of V-rated tools, V-rated gloves, and testing requirements. We then provide a hands-on field testing demonstration.
NFPA 70E training from ESS covers meter safety including the dynamics of arc flash/blast, hazard risk assessments, incident energy, arc flash protection boundary, and effects on people. We discuss Article 120 establishing electrically safe work conditions (ESWC) at length, including lockout tagout principles, procedures, and responsibility. We give examples of ESWC and working within the Limited and Restricted approach boundaries.
Personal protective equipment (electrical PPE) is a crucial component of NFPA 70E training. We discuss who is responsible, care and maintenance, outer and under layer, and give ATPV (arc thermal performance value) and HRC category electrical PPE examples.
Hazardous electrical energy control procedures including simple, complex, and equipment lockout/tagout are covered. We also instruct on arc flash and shock hazard labeling requirements. Once the training is complete, we administer a written examination to ensure understanding of the course material.
Electrical Safety Specialists
Our trainers are Certified Electrical Safety Compliance Professionals (CESCP), certified to ensure they can provide the highest quality training possible. 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.
For more information on nationwide NFPA 70E training from ESS, call (816) 925-0443. To request a quote, click here.