NFPA 70E Arc Flash Safety Training

NFPA 70E Arc Flash Safety Training

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 and Todd are just awesome instructors, wish I could spend a month with them.

-Application Engineer for a battery manufacturer

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 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.

Contact Us

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