NFPA 70E Training: What Is The Goal?
NFPA 70E training is a critical step to ensuring worker safety. It isn’t enough to assess hazards without properly training employees how to work around the hazards. Our goal in NFPA 70E training is to help save lives and money by introducing safe work practices that minimize the possibility of injuries and lost time accidents.
NFPA 70E states that safe work practices must be used to protect employees from injuries while they are exposed to electrical hazards. An arc flash risk assessment is a detailed and comprehensive assessment that helps identify the potential hazards that a company has in its electrical system. Once this assessment is performed it is critical for the company to train its employees on the rules and regulations regarding safe work practices.
What Does NFPA 70E Training From ESS 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 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.
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.
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