Qualified Electrical Worker Training Critical Elements
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 Qualified Electrical Worker training 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.
The Qualified Electrical Worker training course provided by Electrical Safety Specialists nationwide includes:
- Introduction to NFPA 70E
- Standards and intent
- Changes for 2021
- NEC article 110.16
- Positive Electrical Safety Culture
- General requirements for Electrical Safety-Related Work Practices
- Maintenance and training requirements
- Host and contract employer responsibilities
- Electrical Safety Program (ESP)
- Job Briefing
- Shock Hazards
- Insulated Tools and Equipment
- Meter safety
- Arc Flash/Blast Hazards
- Electrically Safe Work Condition
- Examples of ESWC and working within Limited Approach Boundary
- PPE Requirements
- Understanding and interpretation of Arc Flash and Shock Hazard labeling requirements
- Hazard Risk Assessment
- Proper Voltage testing procedures
- Field testing and fitting of voltage rated gloves
- Performing Lockout Tagout exercises
- Use of NFPA 70E PPE tables and Shock boundaries
- Emergency procedures and Release of victim’s hands-on exercise
- Showing Proficiency during Mock OSHA Inspection
- Skills demonstration hands-on exam
For the past 25 years, several members of ESS’s leadership team have worked together developing 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.
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