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Electrical Safety Training & Certification

Hard Hat Training courses meet all training requirements set by OSHA and CSA.


We Offer Three Types of Electrical Safety Trainings

Our regulation-aligned Electrical Safety certification courses are updated to reflect the most recent changes made to safety standards. Whether you want a certification in as little as two hours, or a more robust training, we can help! We offer online trainings that can be completed in a day, DIY training kits that provide training materials, Train the Trainer certifications that certify individuals to train others and provide training materials, or onsite training. No matter what you choose, we can get you what you want, at a price you can afford.

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Online Training

Online training is for those who prefer self-paced training from any location and/or for employers who need to assign and monitor employee training progress and exam scores.

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Training Kits

The training kit is for those who want the freedom of doing the training themselves. It is an PowerPoint Presentation (PPT) that you can present yourself to a group of trainees.

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Train the Trainer

Train the Trainer courses are online and meant to certify a individual to use the training kit to train others. Training kit and materials are included with the Train the Trainer online course for no additional cost.

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What’s in the Electrical Safety Training Course?

Our Electrical Safety training course is perfect for those who work with or around electricity and power lines. This course covers general information about electricity and how it works, safe operations, equipment, hazards, and emergency response.

This presentation includes intermittent practice quiz questions to prepare for a final written exam included with the course. In addition to the written exam, this course also includes a checklist for employers to use when administering a practical exam.

Estimated Training Length: Because everyone learns and progresses at different speeds, the amount of time you spend taking this training will vary. However, the estimated time for this training is 2-2.5 hours.

Intended Audience:

  • Employees
  • Supervisors
  • Managers
  • Employers

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For most courses, we offer OSHA trainings in English and Spanish, CAL/OSHA trainings in English, and Canada trainings in English. See all of our options!

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Electrical Certification Standards

U.S. Standards

  • 29 CFR 1910.137- Electrical Protective Equipment
  • 29 CFR 1910 Subpart S
  • 29 CFR 1915 Subpart L
  • 29 CFR 1915.132 – Portable Electric Tools
  • 29 CFR 1918.68 – Grounding
  • 29 CFR 1926 Subpart K
  • 29 CFR 1926 Subpart V
  • NFPA 70e
  • Canada Standards

  • NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the workplace, National Fire Protection Association
  • NEC Article 110.16, Arc Flash Hazard Warning/ Article 240.87 Arc Energy Reduction, National Electric Code
  • CSA Z462, Workplace Electrical Safety
  • Alberta – CSA C22.1-18 Canadian Electrical Code Edition 24
  • C., OHS Guideline Part 19
  • Manitoba –Manitoba Electrical Code 13th Edition
  • Nova Scotia – CEC C22.1, Canadian Electrical Code
  • Saskatchewan – 2018 Saskatchewan Interpretations on Canadian Electrical Code
  • Ontario – Ontario Electrical Safety Code 27th edition
  • Quebec – B-101, r.3 Safety Code Chapter II
  • Newfoundland and Labrador- NLR 120/96

    Train the Trainer Certification

    The Train the Trainer option is used to certify a trainer to teach others using the included training kit. It incorporates the online course with an additional train the trainer module, as well as the training kit. This option results in an regulation-aligned lifetime trainer certification from Hard Hat Training. This certification is not company-specific, meaning you can take it with you should you change employers.

    Why Do I Need Electrical Safety Training?

    You should take this training if you work with or near electricity. Electrical safety is essential to preventing electrical related accidents and disasters.

    Even if you do not directly work with electricity, you may still have a risk of being exposed to electrical hazards at your workplace and should consider taking this training to prepare yourself. Even construction workers can benefit from this training by knowing how to avoid powerlines and what to do if a coworker is electrocuted.

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    Did You Know?

    Approximately 411 employees die due to electrocution every year. 143 of those are usually construction workers.

    Energized equipment needs to be de-energized if it exceeds 50 volts.


    Frequently Asked Questions

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    What are the main electrical hazards?

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    Working on live circuits, skipping lockout/tagout, forgetting to wear proper PPE, improper grounding, and damaged extension cords are a few of the most common main electrical hazards.

    What do I do if my coworker has been electrocuted?

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    Do not try to pull them away from the source of electricity. First, try to turn off the source of the electricity. If you cannot do so, try to move them away using a blanket or object to avoid touching them with your bare hands. Perform CPR as soon as they are away from the source of electricity.

    What do I do if the area around me is energized?

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    In an emergency situation in which the area around you becomes energized, keep your arms, legs, and feet close together and try not to separate them. Doing so will give a path for the electricity to travel through your body. Instead, keep them together and try to shuffle your body out of the energized area.

    What does it mean if a powerline is hot?

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    A hot powerline refers to a powerline that has an electrical current flowing through it.

    What kind of PPE should I wear when working with electricity?

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    Wear insulated clothing such as insulated gloves, jackets, pants, and boots. Fall protection and hard hats may be another necessary piece of PPE if working at heights with powerlines or other high-up power sources.


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    For most courses, we offer OSHA trainings in English and Spanish, CAL/OSHA trainings in English, and Canada trainings in English. See all of our options!

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