Low Voltage Electrical Safety
The Electrical Safety Training for the Workplace course is required for personnel who may be troubleshooting, designing, and working on electrical equipment up to 600 volts. This course meets WAC 296-24 Part L (Electrical Safety) and NFPA 70E-2021 and is taught by a licensed instructor.
This course is geared to the specific audience; it focuses on the most practical and safe ways to troubleshoot equipment and create an electrically safe working condition in conjunction with lockout/tagout. The instructor will discuss real world problems that personnel will often face in the field and how best to tackle these issues. The instructor will also discuss the different levels of being a "Qualified Electrical Worker" and the responsibilities for safeguarding individuals, teams, and unqualified personnel. Questions and participation in the class is expected. Students will do case studies in groups to set up a job plan, determine appropriate PPE and boundaries, determine whether energized work permits are required, and - most importantly - learn how to control for exposure to arc flash and shock in the most practical manner possible. By the end of the class, students will be thinking about a specific job task, where it is being performed, whether the manner being used is the best method, and how best to protect both themselves and others while conducting the task.
This course is intended for UW personnel who face a risk of electrical shock that is not reduced to a safe level by the electrical installation requirements. Employees in certain occupations such as electricians, electrical and electronic engineers and technicians, industrial machine operators, mechanics, material handling operators, painters, riggers, and welders should attend the training. Personnel including researchers who may reasonably be expected to face a comparable risk of injury due to electric shock or other electrical hazards must also be trained. The course is not intended for personnel who do not work close enough to exposed parts of electric circuits operating at 50 volts or more to ground for a hazard to exist.
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