NFPA 70E Arc Flash Safety Training

NFPA 70E Arc Flash Safety Training

Updated for 2018!

Keeping your team working safely includes a thorough understanding of and adherence to NFPA 70E, OSHA’s standard for electrical safety in the workplace. NFPA 70E helps companies and employees avoid workplace injuries and fatalities due to shock, electrocution, electric arc flash, and arc blast.

That’s where MKD Electric comes in. Our Arc Flash Safety Training courses are geared towards NFPA 70E compliance for your company’s electrical safety program. Space is limited to 20 participants. Register early to guarantee your space.

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I learned more about the safety of working with electrical power in this class than I had ever learned on my own in my whole life. Dave is an awesome instructor, wish I could spend a month with him.

-Application Engineer for a battery manufacturer

EVENT DATE:

Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

EVENT LOCATION:

MKD Electric Training Center
2590 Alft Lane, Unit A, Elgin, IL 60124

EVENT DETAILS:

MORNING SESSION (7 AM-1 PM)

The instructor-led, interactive training session covers:

  • Understanding shock
  • Effects of shock on the body
  • Methods to remove a shock victim from a live circuit
  • Dangers of arc flash/blast
  • Achieving electrically safe work conditions
  • Electric arc flash and shock analysis procedures
  • Safe work practices for working on energized electrical equipment
  • Written test
  • Lunch will be provided

AFTERNOON SESSION (1-3:30 PM)

Students will apply safe work practices to:

  • Identify correct safe work distances for shock and arc flash protection
  • Select appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) for each energized work situation
  • Determine need for and select appropriate voltage rated tools and test equipment when working on or near energized electrical equipment
  • Performance Evaluations and Observations
    While students who attend both sessions will receive practical arc flash training, as well as a certificate of completion, it is the employer’s responsibility to observe their employees and deem them qualified to work on or near energized electrical equipment. We encourage managers to attend with a group to observe and qualify their employees during the performance evaluation portion of training.

Full day participants are eligible for 8 hours of training contact time towards NFPA certification as a Certified Electrical Safety Compliance Professional (CESCP).

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Maintenance Workers
  • HVAC Workers
  • Mechanical Contractors
  • Facilities Staff
  • Equipment Operators
  • Managers

CESCP CERTIFICATION

Full day participants are eligible for 8 hours of training contact time towards NFPA certification as a Certified Electrical Safety Compliance Professional (CESCP). The NFPA Certified Electrical Safety Compliance Professional (CESCP) certification program is designed to meet the needs of electrical and safety professionals who oversee electrical safety programs or who manage electricians and other personnel exposed to electrical hazards. The CESCP certification showcases an individual’s knowledge and proficiency with the practices and concepts found in NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace.

Questions? Call us at 847-608-8244.

Upcoming Dates for 2019

 

on-site Arc Flash Training

Your instructor-led, interactive training session lasts approximately 8 hours and covers:

  • Understanding shock
  • Effects of shock on the body
  • Methods to remove a shock victim from a live circuit
  • Dangers of arc flash/blast
  • Electrically safe work conditions
  • How to achieve electrically safe work conditions
  • Electric arc flash and shock analysis procedures
  • Safe work practices for working on energized electrical equipment

Students will apply safe work practices to:

  • Identify correct safe work distances for shock and arc flash protection
  • Select appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) for each energized work situation
  • Determine the need for and select appropriate voltage rated tools and test equipment when working on or near energized electrical equipment

The course can be held at your location of choice. Students will receive a manual containing the information covered during the course, including tables for determining shock and arc flash boundaries, voltage rated tools and glove requirements, and arc-rated clothing requirements.

Schedule your training session

For more information, or to schedule your training session, contact us at 847-608-8244, or send us a message.

What is NFPA 70E?

Titled “Electrical Safety in the Workplace,” NFPA 70E is the national standard for U.S. arc flash regulations. It outlines the specific practices and standards to be followed in protecting a work place from arc flash and other electrical hazards. NFPA 70E requires a written program outlining all aspects of the company’s electrical safety policy, including work permits, lockout/tagout procedures, assessment of electrical hazards, maintenance procedures, and personnel responsible for electrical safety.

Benefits vs. risks

Benefits of NFPA 70E Compliance
  • Protects your assets, both personal and facility
  • Limits your liability
  • Identifies potential hazards
  • Reduces risks of OSHA violations and citations
Risks of non-compliance
  • Increases your risk for electrical hazards
  • Exposes your potential for willful violations
  • Greatly increases your facility’s liability