National Technology Transfer, Inc.
Electrical Safety Training (Arc Flash) NFPA 70E® 2018 Edition On-Site Training
The ONLY two day, "Hands-On" skill based seminar that covers everything you and your staff need to know about the significant changes being made to NFPA 70E®
NFPA 70E® REQUIREMENTS are
designed to protect workers by reducing exposure to electrical shock hazards.
NFPA 70E® helps companies and employees avoid workplace injuries and fatalities
due to shock, electrocution, arc flash, and arc blast, and assists in complying
with OSHA 1910 Subpart S and OSHA 1926 Subpart K.
Learn By Doing
This course eliminates the typical PowerPoint "lecture" format embraced by
various training organizations for the past many years. Providing a "hands-on"
experience and scenario based exercises where attendees perform the same
decision-making and safety skills they must demonstrate in the field is what NTT
Electrical Safety Training is all about.
What You Will Learn
This is a 2-day, Hands-on Electrical Safety Course based on NFPA 70E®, Standard
for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, 2018 Edition
This course takes Electrical Safety Training from a lecture-based format to a
hands-on and scenario based approach of "learn by doing."
As you work through the hands-on labs you�ll learn the practical aspects changed
in this new edition like:
Risk assessment procedure; the hierarchy of risk controls and human errors
Establishing an electrically-safe work condition that includes Lockout/Tag
out principles and procedures
Estimate of the likelihood of occurrence of an arc flash incident for AC and
Selection of arc-rated clothing and other personal protective equipment
(PPE) using the incident energy analysis method
Module 1: Electrical Safety and Your Electrical Safety Program
Trainees will receive a brief overview of electrical safety history, the most
recent safety statistics and, identify compliance requirements. In a Table Top
Exercise trainees will use their NFPA 70E® Standard to identify electrical
safety program requirements and compare them to their company electrical safe
Module 2: Understanding Electrical Hazards
A short video and group exercise creates risk awareness for trainees. The
specifics of shock, arc flash, and arc blast are presented. A portion of a
typical one-line diagram is used to understand shock potentials and incident
energy levels in a facility distribution system. Modern technologies and Code
requirements used to mitigate shock and arc flash hazards are examined.
Module 3: Electrical Safe Work � Practices and Procedures.
Safe work requires qualified persons to perform a risk assessment, read and
interpret labels, establish boundaries and follow other safe work practices
identified in NFPA 70E®. Trainees will learn these steps as they use the NTT Job
Aid to develop a Job Safety Analysis (JSA) for a typical electrical task. This
JSA will be used throughout the remainder of the class for hands-on activities.
Module 4: Inspecting, Donning and Doffing, and Maintaining Electrical Personnel
Protective Equipment (PPE)
In addition to discussing characteristics and maintenance of various types of
PPE, trainees will use the checklist in their text to inspect NTT supplied PPE.
Trainees are encouraged to bring their own PPE to class for inspection. The
instructor will demonstrate proper donning and doffing techniques.
Module 5: Normal Operation of Equipment
NFPA 70E® requires electrical equipment to meet five requirements prior to
Normal Operation. After discussing those requirements, trainees will perform a
visual inspection of the NTT electrical equipment for installation and
maintenance issues. Examples of good and bad installations are discussed.
Trainees will use the table in the NFPA 70E® Standard to determine the need for
PPE. They will use an infrared camera through an infrared window, and an
ultrasonic detector to inspect electrical equipment prior to operation. Trainees
setup and use a remote indicating multimeter to reduce their exposure to certain
hazards. The instructor demonstrates proper body positioning and techniques for
typical switching operations.
Module 6: Establishing the Electrically Safe Work Condition
OSHA and 70E® requirements are first presented. Trainees then perform an
electrical Lockout/Tag out on electrical equipment in the classroom. The
exercise applies information from the JSA developed previously, and PPE
selection based on previous exercises. New skills are developed as the 3-point
method is used to verify a circuit electrically safe.
Module 7: Conducting an Emergency Response Drill
While the risk assessment and proper safe work practices are all designed to
keep workers safe, unintentional injuries do occur. NFPA 70E® requires training
in emergency response, methods of release, CPR and AEDs. In this exercise
trainees must develop an emergency response plan; then a mannequin is used to
simulate an electrical accident. Trainees then implement the plan following the
scenario given by the instructor. The mannequin allows trainees to check their
chest compression skills by observing indications on the mannequin and use an
AED simulator. The class concludes with a video exercise to summarize the
electrical safe work practices learned.
Why You Should Take This Workshop
While still perfect as an introduction to Electrical Safe Work Practices, NTT
has updated this course to be hands-on to reflect the more practical and
advanced approach our clients have been demanding.
This course still covers the basics from the three (3) hazards of electricity
and what you can do with your equipment and procedures to mitigate the hazards,
but we now also advance to the completely difference mindset of the Risk
Assessment approach and end with what to do if something goes wrong with our
Emergency Response Team simulation.
The NFPA 70E® is used by all states for industry-wide electrical
standards. Updated approximately every 3-years, the new 2018 NFPA 70E® will be
officially released in the Fall of 2017.
This training meets the electrical safety training requirements for employees
bound by OSHA rule 1910:331-335.
Who Should Attend
People who will benefit from attending this course include:
Environmental health & safety personnel
Apprentice and experienced HVAC technicians
Supervisors working on or who oversee employees working on 50V or greater
Linemen & Utility workers
Owners & managers
Energy management personnel
Fire Alarm Technicians
Plant & facility maintenance technicians
Building managers & superintendents
Plant & facility managers