Staying Safe with Watson Energy’s Electrical Safety Training

According to the NFPA, anyone working on or around energized equipment needs training on electrical safe work practices. Our onsite electrical safety training programs are designed to meet the requirements of OSHA and the standards of NFPA 70E. The content is customizable to be tailored to your facility’s equipment and set-up. The training can be done in a variety of ways depending on your needs, including half-day or full-day options.

Please see the following example of our electrical safety training class itinerary:

  • What is arc flash?
  • Reasons and overview of changes to NFPA 70E
  • Methods of reducing arc flash potential
  • Electric shock potential
  • Unintended contact with electricity
  • Electric shock effects on the human body
  • Definition of boundaries and spaces
  • Flash protection boundary
  • Limited approach boundary
  • Restricted approach boundary
  • Applying physical boundaries to electrical tasks
  • Distinctions between qualified and unqualified persons
  • Enforcing the approach boundaries for unqualified persons
  • Applying the approach limits for qualified persons
  • Energized work permits
  • Work conditions requiring energized work permits
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Rating systems of clothing
  • Thermal characteristics of clothing
  • Arc flash protection
  • Arc blast protection
  • Ear/eye protection
  • Gloves and footwear
  • NFPA methods of selecting PPE
  • PPE category classification
  • Arc flash hazards of electrical work procedures