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Electrical Safety: Qualified Worker – Part 2


Overview/Description
Target Audience
Prerequisites
Expected Duration
Lesson Objectives
Course Number


Overview/Description
This course is the second part of a comprehensive overview of the basic criteria for electrical safety-related work practices stipulated in the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) 70E Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace. It presents guidance on such topics as working near overhead or underground lines, using appropriate testing equipment for different environments, and selecting correct protective equipment in accordance with the NFPA Standard. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by EnSafe Inc., a global professional services company focusing on engineering, environment, health and safety, and information technology.

Target Audience
Employees who are preparing to become qualified electrical workers

Prerequisites
None

Expected Duration (hours)
1.3

Lesson Objectives

Electrical Safety: Qualified Worker – Part 2

  • identify approach distances for qualified and unqualified persons when working on or near overhead power lines
  • determine minimum clearances for vehicles and mechanical equipment when working near overhead power lines
  • sequence the steps to establish an electrically safe work condition
  • determine the shock boundary in a scenario
  • recognize appropriate guidelines for working near exposed live parts
  • recognize safe practices for the use of cord-and-plug equipment
  • select meter category rating for a testing environment
  • select PPE with appropriate AR given the electrical risk involved
  • select the appropriate class of insulating equipment given a potential voltage exposure
  • recognize when insulating equipment should not be used on account of defects
  • Course Number:
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