Date and Time:
Tue, 2014-01-21 08:00 - Fri, 2014-01-24 20:00
Course Duration: 4 days
Credits: 3.2 CEUs
Level of Involvement: Lecture
Course Number: 223
Tuition USD: $1200
Electrical Safety for Utilities Course Outline
Linemen, substation technicians, and other utility maintenance personnel are exposed to some of the highest voltages and electrical hazard levels in the United States. Learn operations and informal on-the-job training can lead to gaps in technicians’ electrical safety knowledge. To ensure adequate safe work practices, personnel must understand safety regulations, electrical hazards and the use of safe work procedures and protective equipment. Research is ongoing to improve these practices, so utilities may have difficulty keeping up with revisions in OSHA, the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC), ASTM and other applicable electrical safety regulations. The ability to interpret these standards and apply the requirements is essential to preventing electrical accidents, outages and equipment destruction.
Who Should Attend
This course is intended for new, multi-craft or experienced electricians, linemen, substation technicians, engineers, supervisors and safety managers that install, maintain, repair, troubleshoot or work around power generation, transmission and distribution equipment. This course meets the mandated training requirements of OSHA 1910.332 and .269. The student should have a basic knowledge of AC/DC electricity.
- Explain the hazards of electricity and effects
- Select appropriate personal protective equipment for a variety of applications
- Utilize safe work practices for work on or around metal clad switchgear, substation equipment and transmission equipment
- Install and test permanent and temporary grounding systems for personal protection
- Explain the application of rubber gloving, hot-sticking and the bare-hand method
- Apply lockout-tagout procedures, energized work permits, and overhead line clearances
- Interpret applicable regulations
The student should have basic knowledge of AC/DC electricity.
Conference Questions: 913-967-1865