NFPA 70E Arc Flash Training Kit
Looking for a cost-effective and convenient way to offer for your employees or customers? Our training program (available on CD, USB Drive, or via Instant Download) provides simple instructions with all the tools necessary to train and certify your employees and make them regulation compliant. Learn more about what comes with the kit.
Our Arc Flash Safety Training course is regulation compliant. Each class contains sections on controls, operations, common hazards, emergency response, and more. This presentation includes intermittent practice quiz questions to prepare for the 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 as required.
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 150 – 180 min.
OSHA Standards: This course meets the following OSHA standards:
- OSHA 29 CFR 1910.269 Subpart R – Special Industries
- OSHA 29 CFR 1910.269 Subpart S – Electrical, General Industry
- OSHA 29 CFR 1926 Subpart V – Electric Power Transmission and Distribution, Construction
- ANSI Z535 – Series of Standards for Safety Signs and Tags
What’s in the NFPA 70E Arc Flash Training Kit?
Our DIY Kits are designed to give a robust and thorough way to provide training to employees. All kits are built and updated by our experts using the most recent standards and guidelines, so you can be assured you are using the best practices and latest safety principles put in place by regulatory bodies. We have fine-tuned our kits to provide you with the best experience possible. They include accident profiles, videos, and other tools to help learners retain information and apply it on the job site, preventing tragic accidents or costly fines.
DIY Kit's Contents: Each safety training kit differs slightly. But, generally speaking, they consist of (but are not limited to) the following materials
- Pertinent standards and regulations
- The main PowerPoint presentation
- A quick-reference guide
- Written exams with answer keys
- Practical evaluation checklist
- Pre-shift inspection booklets
- Classroom forms for proper recordkeeping
- Full-sized certificates and wallet card templates
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Program Features: Why DIY Training kits might be right for you & work company
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- Professional Grade: You'll receive the exact same training CDs we use for our own on-site programs.
- Industry-Leading Value: This program is the most thorough you can find, and at a price that meets your budget.
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Implementation: Simply use the materials in the PPT (PowerPoint) Training Kit to
- Conduct the training.
- Administer the exam.
- Issue certificates immediately to those who passed.
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While a license is not required in the U.S., certification is required by OSHA. Our training and the included exam will help get you certified today.
NFPA 70E Training | Arc Flash Course
What Is NFPA 70E Certification?
NFPA 70E or the Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace is a standard of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to protect workers from electrical hazards. The certification trains employees who work with electrical equipment or systems to recognize the potential dangers and perform a risk assessment before starting work.
Who Should Be NFPA 70E Certified?
NFPA 70E certification is the best way to ensure the safety of employees who work in an environment where electrical hazards are present. While OSHA has its own standards on electrical hazards, it may use NFPA 70E to maintain certain OSHA standards.
What Does It Mean to Be Low Voltage Qualified?
OSHA and NFPA 70E require specific training for construction work. Low voltage licenses allow employees to do construction work in the low voltage field. This means working in the burglar alarm, fire alarm, network, security, and other similar industries.
An unrestricted license, also known as a master?s license, allows workers to perform all the functions of the license. These licenses permit the contractor to install low voltage wiring systems that are limited to less than 50 volts. Low voltage licenses also include fiber optics installations.
These licenses are awarded on a state-by-state basis and each has its own requirements. For example, there are no statewide low voltage licensing requirements in Iowa, Kansas, Mississippi, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Meanwhile, Colorado, Indiana, Missouri, and Pennsylvania have no statewide requirements, but certain locations in these states do have specific requirements. It is important for any worker seeking a low voltage qualification to verify their specific locality and the project they are planning.
What Does It Mean to Be High Voltage Qualified?
Much like low voltage qualification, high voltage qualification is for any employee working on wiring systems above 50 volts. Note that the voltage standard is sometimes higher depending on the state that an employee is applying from. A high voltage qualification opens authorized electricians to perform high-level tasks such as:
- Repairing overhead and underground transformers, voltage regulators, capacitors, and other electrical hardware
- Managing low and high-level voltage distribution
- Installing underground electrical circuits and medium voltage overhead
- Installing duct banks, transformer banks, and low voltage electrical panels
- Overseeing the maintenance of power distribution systems
- Inspecting finished electrical work and confirming the system?s functionality
Electrical Safety Training
Almost all OSHA-reported accidents regarding electrocution end in death. Very rarely does a worker involved in an electrical hazard live. Let?s consider the case of David below:
David was part of a team of linemen called out to repair a power line after reports of multiple electrical outages. While alone, David started to repair a 14,400-volt electrical line. After many unsuccessful attempts to reach David by phone and radio, his coworkers found him unresponsive in his lineman?s bucket. It was later found that David was wearing regular leather gloves, rather than the standard insulated rubber gloves. There was a hole in his left glove and a burn mark on his hand. David was rushed to the nearest hospital, doctors pronounced him dead due to electrocution.
David?s death was preventable had he been using the proper equipment. To protect employees from making similar mistakes, safety training and programs must be put in place.
Electrical Safety Program
Electrical safety programs (ESPs) are policies used to train employees to recognize electrical hazards and practice safe work procedures. To be effective, employers must maintain a well-documented ESP. They must also provide it to anyone working around electrical hazards.
An ESP lists all the electrical hazards at each work site and explains the practices employees follow while working. As the hazards and standards of work sites change, the ESP must be updated. This ensures that employees can rely on it as a reference for their safety.
The ESP helps employees practice discipline while working with electrical equipment by implementing safety principles and controls. This can help cut down human errors as these errors are one of the leading causes of workplace injury. Remember, your actions impact your safety. In the section below, we will go over the electrical hazards that can occur.
An electrical hazard is a workplace risk that endangers workers to any of the following: Burns, Electrocution, Shock, Arc Flash/Arc Blast, Fire, and Explosions. BE SAFE by recognizing, avoiding, and protecting against all these electrical hazards (OSHA). These BE SAFE terms are:
- Burns: A burn is the most common shock-related injury. There are three types of electrical burns: electrical, arc/flash, or thermal contact.
- Electrocution: Electrocution results when a human is exposed to a lethal amount of electrical energy.
- Shock: Shock results when the body becomes part of the electrical circuit; current enters the body at one point and leaves at another. It is a reflex response to the passage of electric current through the body.
- Arc Flash/Blast: An arc flash is the sudden release of electrical energy through the air when a high-voltage gap exists and there is a breakdown between conductors.
- Fire: Most electrical distribution fires result from problems with fixed wiring such as faulty electrical outlets and old wiring. Problems with cords, plugs, receptacles, and switches also cause electrical fires.
- Explosions: An explosion can occur when electricity ignites an explosive mixture of material in the air.
Who Needs an Arc Flash Course?
To provide a safe workplace environment, arc flash safety training is a necessity. Anyone who works with electrical equipment should go through the arc flash training courses.
OSHA also identifies many specific job titles associated with higher levels of risk for arc flash exposure. If you have any of these job titles in your facility, you should make sure that they receive this type of training.
What is an Arc Flash?
As stated before, arc flash is a release of electrical energy. This occurs when a high-voltage gap opens up and the energy leaves its expected path between two pieces of equipment. Its name comes from its appearance as a flash of light in the shape of an arch.
An arc flash emits a powerful heat, as high as 36,000 ?F, four times the surface temperature of the sun. Anywhere there is an electrical current an arc flash can occur. An arch flash is caused by any number of reasons. It happens due to lack of training, faulty or insufficient equipment, or even human incompetence.
There are 30,000 arc flash incidents every year, of which 400 resulted in death. As it has such a high fatality rate, there is a desperate need for educating employers and employees alike on how to reduce and prevent arc flashes.
Our NFPA 70E | Arc Flash Training
Looking for a cost-effective and convenient way to offer NFPA 70E Arc Flash training for your employees or customers? Our NFPA 70E Arc Flash training program (available on CD, USB Drive, or via instant download) provides simple instructions with all the tools necessary to train your workers for OSHA compliance and get them their NFPA 70E certification.
Years of knowledge and experience have gone into creating this NFPA 70E Arc Flash training program. We’ve done all the research and design, so you don’t have to. This robust training kit makes it easier for you to train your workforce again and again.
For more information check out our related articles How Do I Become NFPA 70E Certified and How Many Hours is the NFPA 70E Training.
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