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Grounding & Bonding of Electrical Systems On-Site Training

This on-site training class is also available as Public Schedule Seminar.

An in-depth 2-day seminar covering the most important but least understood articles of the NEC. Protect your employees from shock and your plant and equipment from heat or fire.

Course Description/Agenda

The purpose of this seminar is to help reduce the risk of death or injury to employees who work on or around electricity, and to prevent fire and damage to plant and equipment from excessive heat buildup caused by improperly grounded electrical systems.

Knowledge of proper grounding can also help answer power quality issues you may be experiencing in your plant.

This seminar is designed to improve power quality, save lives and prevent damage to plants, buildings and equipment!

Who should take this course?

This seminar is designed for anyone responsible for the safe installation, maintenance, repair or inspection of electrical equipment, building electrical systems and general electrical wiring. This includes?

  • Plant Electricians
  • Construction Electricians
  • Building Electricians
  • Building Engineers
  • Plant Engineers
  • Design Engineers
  • Electrical Engineers
  • Installation Technicians
  • Maintenance Technicians
  • Inspectors
  • Environmental Health & Safety Personnel

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this 2-day course, students will receive a training certificate and 1.6 Continuing Education Units indicating that the student understands:

  • The importance of using accepted definitions applicable to grounding & bonding
  • The various components of grounding and bonding systems
  • Electrical shock hazards and the effect of electricity on the human body
  • Performance requirements of NEC Article 250
  • Connections of grounding and bonding equipment
  • Systems required to be grounded from those that are not
  • Installation and sizing of conductors
  • Function and sizing of bond jumpers
  • System grounding requirements
  • Requirements for grounding an electrode system
  • Grounding requirements for service raceways and enclosures
  • General requirements for bonding
  • Material for, attachment of, and sizing of equipment bonding jumpers
  • Equipment grounding methods
  • Types of acceptable equipment grounding conductors
  • Identification, sizing and installation grounding requirements for equipment
  • Connecting receptacle grounding terminals
  • Requirements for Grounding in hazardous locations
  • Requirements for grounding special equipment

Course Outline / Agenda

One of the greatest hazards to body, plant and equipment comes from poor grounding and bonding of electrical systems. This two-day seminar covers Article 250 of the National Electrical Code?, which deals specifically with this vitally important topic. Attendees will learn the purpose of grounding, how it works, and the requirements and practices for properly grounding their own equipment and building electrical systems. Discussion topics for this class will include:


  • Purpose of Grounding
  • Understanding Accepted Definitions
  • Review of Electricity Basics
  • Electrical Shock & Hazards
  • Ground Fault Protection, GFCI / GFPE

Grounding & Bonding Foundations

  • NEC Articles
  • General Requirements
  • Objectionable Current
  • Connection of Equipment
  • Clean Surfaces

System Grounding

  • A/C Circuits 50 to 1000 Volts
  • Circuits not to be Grounded
  • Grounding Service Supplied A/C Systems
  • Main Bonding Jumper & System Bonding Jumper
  • Feeders & Branch Circuits

Grounding Electrode System & Grounding Electrode Conductor

  • Grounding Electrodes
  • System Installation
  • Methods

Enclosures, Raceways and Service Cable Connections


  • Services
  • Other Systems
  • Other Enclosures
  • Hazardous Locations
  • Equipment Bonding Jumpers
  • Piping Systems and Exposed Structural Steel
  • Lighting Protection Systems
  • Other

Equipment Grounding and Equipment Grounding Conductors

  • Permanent Wiring Methods
  • Types of Conductors
  • Identification of Conductors
  • Installation
  • Sizing

Methods of Equipment Grounding

  • Connections
  • Fastened in Place or Permanent Wiring
  • Considered Effectively Grounded
  • Grounded Circuit Conductors
  • Boxes and Receptacles

Specific Equipment Situations

Fundamentals of Equipment-Grounding Circuit Design

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

All students attending our seminars receive a personalized Certificate of Completion and .8 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) per day of training. Over 40,000 employers and government agencies who have sent their employees to our classes accept American Trainco CEUs for continuing education requirements. Our administration and record keeping practices meet or exceed the standards of ACE (American Council on Education) and we are able to provide transcripts of all classes attended and tests taken by individual students. Please contact us if our CEUs are not yet accepted by your authority. We will initiate an application to get the approval process started.

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U.S. and Canada

If you're not yet sure you'll be able to attend a seminar, you can still make a reservation to hold your space in class. While payment is due prior to the start of the seminar, you may choose a full refund or credit for cancellations made at least 24 hours in advance. Student substitutions can also be freely made at any time prior to the start of the seminar. Refunds will not be issued for registered attendees who fail to show up and have not given a notice of cancellation.

In the rare event that should you not receive the expected value after attending our seminar, simply notify us in writing of your reasons and your money will be promptly refunded.

International and Overseas

If you're not yet sure you'll be able to attend a seminar, you can still make a reservation to hold your space in class. However, payment for international and overseas students must be made prior to the start of the seminar (in Dollars U.S.), and all seminar fees are non-refundable. Student substitutions can be freely made at any time prior to the start of the seminar. American Trainco?s Money-Back Guarantee does not apply for international and overseas registrations.


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