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    Electrical Safety Rules

    Course Objective

    • This course describes the hazards of electrical work and basic approaches to working safely. You will learn skills to help you recognize, evaluate, and control electrical hazards. This information will prepare you for additional safety training such as hands-on exercises and more detailed reviews of regulations for electrical work.
    The following points shall be discussed in the course:
    • Identify the main hazards of working with electricity.
    • Electrical shock causes.
    • The effects of low and high voltage on the body.
    • Understand the Electrical current.
    • The dangers of Arc Blast.
    • Electrical burns.
    • Firefighting Procedures.
    • Evaluate Electrical Risks in the workplace.
    • Understand how to control electrical hazards.
    • Overhead powerline hazards.
    • Understand grounding and Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters.
    • Overload hazards.
    • Identify Lock Out and Tag Out Circuits and Equipment. 
    • Distinguish between Isolation & Insulation.
    • Working on Live Circuits.
    • Electrical Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and identify defects.
    • Classroom with Theoretical and Handouts for classwork.

    Day 1

    Session 1 - Course Introduction  
    Session 2 – Electricity Is Dangerous

    • Definition of a volt, ampere, ohm, circuit.   
    • Electrical Shock Causes 
    • Case Study
    Session 3 – The Dangers of Electrical Shock
    • Severity
    • Real-life Examples
    • Low voltage - 600 Volts or Less
    • High Voltage - Over 600 Volts
    • Current
    • Factors that Determine Current Levels
    • Real-Life Example
    Session 4- Electrical Burns
    • Common Injuries
    • Arc Blast Hazards
    • Case Study
    • Extinguishing the fire
    Session 5 – The Electrical Safety Model
    • Three Step Process
    • Recognize Hazards
    • Evaluate Risks
    • Control Hazards
    • Helpful Information
    • Case Study
    Session 6 – Recognizing Hazards
    • Introduction. 
    • Inadequate wiring hazards.
    • Exposed electrical parts hazards.
    • Approach boundaries.
    • Overhead powerline hazards.
    • Defective Insulation Hazards.
    • Improper Grounding Hazards.
    • Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCI)
    • Overload hazards.
    • Wet conditions hazards.
    • Additional hazards
    Session 7 – Evaluating Risk
    • How Do You Evaluate Your Risk?
    • Case Study.
    • Conditions that point to electrical hazards.
    Session 8- Safe Work Environments
    • How Do You Control Hazards?
    • How Do You Create a Safe Work Environment?
    • Case Study.
    • Lock Out and Tag Out Circuits and Equipment.
    • Real-World Accidents.
    • Control Inadequate Wiring Hazards.
    • Fixed Wiring.
    • Flexible Wiring.
    • Use the Right Extension Cord.
    • Control Hazards of Exposed Live Electrical Parts: Isolate Energized Components.
    • Isolation.
    • Insulation.
    • Ground circuits and equipment.
    • Use Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCI's)
    • Bonding
    • Bonding Jumper
    • Control Overload Current Hazards
    • Overcurrent Protection Devices
    • Circuit Breakers
    • Fuses
    • What is Not Allowed in Hazardous Environments
    Session 9 – Working on Live Circuits
    • When You Must Work on or Near Live Circuits
    • Case Study
    • Live-work permit system
    • Safe Work Practices
    Session 10 – Safe Work Practices
    • How Do You Work Safely?
    • Plan Your Work and Plan for Safety.
    • Overhead and Underground Powerlines.
    • Use Proper Wiring and Connectors.
    • Use and Maintain Tools Properly.
    • Be Sure Neutral Wires Are Not Open.
    • Wear Correct PPE.
    Session 11 – Electrical Protective Equipment
    • Electrical Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
    • Electrical Protective Gloves.
    • Insulating Protective Equipment (IPE).
    • Inspecting Equipment.
    • Testing.
    • General Electrical Protective Equipment and tools

    • Technicians.
    • Supervisors.

    • Electricity Is Dangerous
    • Electrical Burns
    • The Electrical Safety Model
    • Recognizing Hazards
    • Evaluating Risk
    •  Safe Work Environments
    • Working on Live Circuits
    • Safe Work Practices
    • Electrical Protective Equipment


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