This Arc Flash NFPA 70E Electrical Safety course presents an overview of measures to reduce hazards presented by arc flash events. It will cover basic electrical concepts, circumstances that can present the risk of arc flashes, electrical industry safety standards, and hazard control measures when work responsibilities cause you to work on or near equipment at risk for arc flash. Because of the nature of arc flash events, we will review the regulations for both electrical and fire safety.
Because of the nature of arc flash events, regulations for both electrical safety and fire safety apply. The following list gives a brief summary of the applicable regulations and their concerned areas.
- OSHA 29 Code of Federal Regulations Part 1910 Subpart S-vital electrical safety requirements, including design standards, work practices, and maintenance requirements.
- NFPA 70E 2018 Standard for Electrical Safety Requirements for Employee Workplaces-general workplace safety requirements concerning electrical equipment.
- NFPA 70 2017 National Electrical Code-a comprehensive set of electricity-related regulations including wiring, power systems, safety standards, and general-use equipment.
- IEEE Standard 1584-guidance for performing arc flash hazard calculations.
Course Length: 4 hrs
Course Required By: OSHA
Written Exam: Written and hands-on competency will be evaluated at the end of the course. Incorrectly answered questions will be reviewed with student to ensure understanding before completion of course.