The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and NFPA 70E require any person working on or near energized equipment greater than 50 volts shall be a qualified person.
A qualified electrical worker should have the knowledge to apply the appropriate electrical safety guidelines and regulations, don and doff proper PPE, select the appropriate voltage meters and tools, as well as a host of other skills. This knowledge is necessary to work safely when exposed to electrical hazards in the workplace.
Participants will gain the knowledge and understanding needed to perform routine electrical maintenance tasks at less than 1000 volts just as they would in the field. Employing qualified personnel can help reduce the company’s liability, lost time injuries, deaths and costly OSHA citations.
In Electrical Safety Specialists Qualified Electrical Worker (QEW) training, students will be trained, tested, documented and certified in all the requirements necessary to be deemed qualified by the employer. Benefits of having Electrical Safety Specialists perform on-site qualified electrical worker training are no costly travel expenses, your employees will be trained at your facility on your equipment, training course will be presented at the knowledge level of your personnel, you choose the course schedule to fit your needs, and reduce downtime by training your entire department or staff all at once.Electrical Safety Specialists will send a trainer to conduct on-site training for your personnel on OSHA, NFPA 70E, NFPA 70, and ANSI.
Training will be combined with individualized hand-on exercises in proficiency and written exam. Qualified electrical worker training students will receive a folder containing a Certificate of Achievement, training summary, along with written and photo documentation of proficiency for 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
- Set 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 an electrically safe work condition – 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.Contact