Low Voltage Electrical Safety Initial

8 hours
Initial training required. Retraining required every three years.
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This course is required for University personnel who work with exposed electrical circuits operating at 50 to 600 volts to ground. Includes electricians, electrical and electronic technicians, machine operators, mechanics, painters, riggers, welders, and some researchers. Retraining is required every 3 years.

This course teaches safe work practices, personal protective equipment requirements, creating an electrically safe work condition, and the responsibilities of "Qualified Electrical Workers." Taught by an electrical engineer and certified safety professional, the course includes group case studies on job planning, energized work permits, and reducing potential for exposure to arc flash and shock.

Accommodations and language services

The University of Washington is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodations to individuals who need them.

  • To request a disability accommodation, please contact the UW Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 (V), 206-543-6452(TTY), or email at dso@uw.edu.
  • To request safety training in a language other than English, please contact EH&S training at ehstrain@uw.edu and notify your supervisor. EH&S will work with you and your supervisor to arrange for interpretation or translation services.
  • For other accommodation requests, please contact EH&S Training at ehstrain@uw.edu


EH&S Training Contact

(206) 543-7201