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Arc Flash Electrical Safety NFPA 70E with Skills & Certification On-Site Training

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

A 3-Day "Hands-On" Course Based on the NFPA 70E Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace - New: Includes Discussions on Changes for 2012!

Course Description/Agenda


"I walked out with an interest in living longer."
Martin Shaw - Project Manager - Salt River Indian Comm.

Purpose of Seminar:

The Electrical Safety and 70E Arc Flash Protection training course is designed to save lives, prevent disabling injuries, and prevent damage to plants, building and equipment.

Based on NFPA 70E, students attending this course will gain an immense respect for the power of electricity. They will learn about personal safety for working on or around electrical systems and equipment, how to use proper materials and procedures for doing electrical work - and the potential consequences for themselves or others if they don't.

Taught as if they were our own employees, students are given practical instruction that they can immediately apply when they go back to their workplace. This course also helps companies' meet their OSHA training obligations as outlined in CFR 1910.331-335.

A third "hands-on" day is added to the class so that students can demonstrate what they have learned by participating in classroom exercises and taking the ATMT (American Trainco Maintenance Technician) Electrical Safety Certification exam.

Whether your employees are machine operators, maintenance personnel or experienced electricians, this course is an absolute "must" for anyone working on or around electrically energized systems and equipment.

Who should take this course?

This seminar is a must for anyone who works on or around any electrically energized equipment at industrial plants, utilities or commercial and private building facilities. From machine operators and janitorial personnel, to maintenance workers and experienced electricians - anyone who comes in contact with electrical equipment must receive Electrical Safety training to be in compliance with the requirements of OSHA standard CFR 1910.331-.335.

All Maintenance Personnel in:

  • Manufacturing Plants
  • Commercial Buildings
  • Hospitals
  • Waste Water Facilities
  • Schools
  • Government Buildings
  • Research Facilities
  • Shopping Centers
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Airports


  • All Electricians - any level
  • Maintenance & Electrical Supervisors
  • Machine Operators
  • Maintenance Millwrights & Mechanics
  • HVAC Technicians
  • Field Service Technicians
  • Building Engineers
  • Stationary Engineers
  • Building & Maintenance Managers
  • Multi-craft & Cross Training Personnel
  • Environmental Safety & Health Personnel

What will you learn?

Attendees will learn to:

1. How to identify electrical hazards
2. The difference between "qualified" and "unqualified" electrical workers
3. Safe approach distances to exposed electrical conductors
4. Improvements in PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) for electrical safety
5. "Hot Work" rules
6. Proper work practices in wet or damp locations containing electricity
7. Lockout/Tagout procedures for electrical equipment and systems
8. Safety requirements for electrical installations
9. Damage caused to equipment from poor electrical safety practices
10. Damage caused to people from poor electrical safety practices
11. Just how much voltage is too much voltage for the human body to handle
12. How OSHA Rules apply to your job & workplace
13. What it takes to establish compliance
14. OSHA penalties for noncompliance
15. Determine Hazard Risk Categories using the NFPA 70E tables and from equipment labels
16. Establish appropriate boundaries specified in NFPA 70E and OSHA requirements
17. Select and put on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the task
18. Demonstrate the proper care and use of electrical PPE
19. Demonstrate safe work practice within the limited approach boundary
20. Take the ATMT Electrical Safety Certification Exam
21. Changes for 2012

Course Agenda

I. Electrical Safety & the Qualified Electrical Worker
- A. Background, Responsibilities & Requirements
- B. Safety Standard Types: NFPA 70E & Others
- C. OSHA Electrical Safety Regulations Overview

II. Electrical Hazards
- A. Power of Electricity - Shock, Arc-Flash & Arc-blast
- B. How to identify electrical hazards
- C. Electrical Fires
- D. Electrical Burns
- E. Static Electricity
- F. Accident Prevention
- G. Emergency Response

III. Safety Related Work Practices
- A. Definitions
- B. General Requirements
- C. Establishing Safe Work Condition
- D. Electrical Lockout / Tagout
- E. Working on or near Energized Parts
- F. Safe Approach Distances
- G. Energized Work Permit
- H. Conducting an Arc Flash Analysis
- I. Reading Arc Flash One Line Diagrams
- J. Determining PPE Requirements from the Arc Flash Analysis

IV. Safety Related Maintenance Requirements
- A. General Maintenance Requirements
- B. Substations, Switchgear, Switchboards, Panelboards, Motor Control Centers, Disconnect Switches
- C. Premises Wiring
- D. Controller Equipment
- E. Fuses & Circuit Breakers
- F. Rotating Equipment
- G. Hazardous (Classified) Locations
- H. Batteries & Battery Rooms
- I. Portable Electrical Tools & Equipment (PPR)

V. Safety-Related Work Practices & Requirements for Special Equipment
- A. Electrolytic Cells
- B. Batteries & Battery Rooms
- C. Lasers
- D. Power Electronic Equipment

VI. Electrical Safety Program
- A. Setting up an Electrical Safety Program
- B. Implementing an Electrical Safety Program
- C. Complying with NFPA 70E®
- D. Interpreting Arc Flash Analysis Reports
- E. Determining your PPE Requirements

VII. Changes for 2012

Hands-On Day 3

VIII. Hands-On Training and Student Demonstrations
- A. Determine Hazard Risk Categories using the NFPA 70E tables and from equipment labels
- B. Establish appropriate boundaries specified in NFPA 70E and OSHA requirements
- C. Select Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the task
- D. Demonstrate the proper care and use of electrical PPE
- E. Demonstrate safe work practice within the limited approach boundary
- F. ATMT Electrical Safety Certification Exam

What You Will Take Home

• American Trainco Seminar Manual - detailing all presentation material covered n the class

• Personalized Training Certificate with .8 American Trainco Continuing Education Units for each day attended (2.4 for all 3 days), approved by the MTAA and ACE

• All the information you need from asking our instructors specific questions about your own equipment or facility.


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