About The Electrical Safety For Utilities Training Course
Every day, linemen and other utility workers are exposed to the dangers of electric shock and arc flash. The high voltages and frequently arduous working conditions require a heightened level of awareness of electrical hazards and the skills to be able to work safely around them. This course teaches not only the safety rules but the common-sense principles and practices utility workers need for success.
Who Should Attend This Training?
Linemen, electricians, electrical technicians, supervisors and engineers who work on or are responsible for those who work on electric power generation, transmission and distribution circuits and equipment in substations, power plants and related facilities. Safety professionals who need an understanding of electrical safety should also attend.
What Will You Learn In This Course?
You'll be able to:
- Recognize and understand electrical hazards
- Apply OSHA's electrical safe work practices, as well as selected articles of the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC)
- Select, use and maintain personal protective equipment (PPE) used by electrical workers
- Inspect insulating protective equipment such as rubber insulating sleeves and live-line tools
- Perform an absence of voltage test
- Select and inspect temporary protective grounds
Course Duration: 2 Days
Course Code: ESFU
Class times are from 8 AM to 4 PM. All students must wear closed-toed shoes and long pants in the shop and lab areas. Safety glasses will be provided.