Electrical work presents a variety of specialized safety considerations, and arc flash events are some of the most dangerous safety hazards for electrical equipment.
This course presents of an overview of measures to reduce hazards presented by arc flash events. It will cover basic electrical concepts, circumstances that can present the risk of arc flashes, electrical industry safety standards, and hazard control measures when work responsibilities cause you to work on or near equipment at risk for arc flash.
Because of the nature of arc flash events, regulations for both electrical safety and fire safety apply. Since the 1970's, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has incorporated standards from the National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA) codes to frame electrical safety regulations. While all of these codes are not strictly OSHA regulations, following NFPA codes ensures OSHA compliance, and some regulations apply language from NFPA codes directly. The following list gives a brief summary of the applicable regulations and their concerned areas.
Who must take this course?
Proper employee education and training is essential for safe work practices. Workers should be fully aware of the dangers presented by arc flash events and other electrical hazards and the measures to take to prevent serious injury or death. Training procedures should be included in the written safety program and verification of employee understanding of important safety considerations is a key part of their level of qualification and permission to work on energized equipment.
It will take a MINIMUM of 2 hours to complete this Arc Flash Safety Training online course. The student may log on and off as needed. A bookmark will be set so when they log back in they will return to where they left off.
Upon successful completion each student will have immediate access to a printable Arc Flash Safety Training certificate and wallet card.
We have no restrictions on how long a person takes to complete a course.
Likewise, if you are purchasing for others, we have no time limit on assigning courses. So you can purchase a larger quantity then you currently need and take advantage of volume discounts.
Each student will receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.
Our Arc Flash Safety Training course content, graphics, audio, non-scored quiz questions and a final exam.
Electrical work presents a variety of specialized safety considerations, and arc flash events are some of the most dangerous safety hazards for electrical equipment. Ten arc flash accidents happen each day in the U.S., so it is imperative that workers understand the risks of arc flash events and the safety procedures that can prevent serious injury or death in the event of an arc flash.
This course provides an overview of the hazards associated with arc flash events and provides important information on how to minimize the risk of their occurrence. Because of the nature of arc flash events, we will review the regulations that apply for both electrical safety and fire safety.
Specific topics covered in this course include:
According to NFPA 70E:
Regular retraining for qualified persons in tasks performed less than once per year; retraining for non-qualified persons at non-compliance or change of procedure or technology
According to OSHA when the employer has reason to believe that any affected employee who has already been trained does not have the understanding and skill required. Circumstances where retraining is required include, but are not limited to, situations where:
(1) Changes in the workplace render previous training obsolete; or
(2) Changes in the types of PPE to be used render previous training obsolete; or
(3) Inadequacies in an affected employee's knowledge or use of assigned PPE indicate that the employee has not retained the requisite understanding or skill.
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