Electrical Safety Qualified Person

Course Objective

  • Provide delegates with the knowledge to safely perform work around energized and non-energized electrical equipment.
  • Provide delegates with recommended practices and guidelines to perform safely while working with electricity.
  • Delegates should be able to demonstrate knowledge during written examination.

Course Outline

Definitions

Arc Flash Hazard

  • Boundaries
    • Arc Flash
    • Limited Approach
    • Restricted Approach
  • De-energized
  • Electrically Safe Work Condition
  • Fault Current
  • Fault Current Available
    • Figure 100.0 Available Fault Current
  • Incident Energy
  • Incident Energy Analysis
  • Nominal Voltage
  • Qualified Person
  • Risk Assessment
  • Working Distance
  • Application of Safety-Related Work Practices and Procedures
    • Employer Responsibilities
    • Employee Responsibilities
  • General Requirements for Electrical Safety-Related Work Practices
    • Electrical Safety Program
      • Inspection
      • Condition of Maintenance
      • Awareness and Self-Discipline
      • Electrical Safety Program Principles
      • Electrical Safety Program Controls
      • Electrical Safety Program Procedures
      • Risk Assessment Procedures
      • Human Error
      • Hierarchy of Risk Control Methods
        • Elimination
        • Substitution
        • Engineering Controls
        • Awareness
        • Administrative Controls
        • PPE
      • Job Safety Planning and Job Briefing
      • Incident Investigations
      • Auditing
      • Lockout/Tagout Program
    • Training Requirements
      • Initial Training
      • Retraining
      • Lockout/Tagout Training
      • Emergency Response Training
        • Contact Release
        • First Aid Training
  • Establishing an Electrically Safe Work Condition
    • Lockout/Tagout Program
      • Definitions
      • The Fatal Five
      • What is LOTO?
      • Zero Energy State
      • The 4 E’s to Energy Control
        • Energy
        • Engineering
        • Education
        • Enforcement
      • Energy
        • Kinetic
        • Potential
      • Hierarchy of Controls
        • Elimination and Substitution
        • Engineering
        • Administrative
        • Personal Protective Equipment
      • Employer/Employee Responsibilities
      • Training
      • Lockout Devices
        • Circuit Breaker Lockout
        • Valve Lockout
        • Plug Lockout
        • Pneumatic Plug Lockout
        • Wall Switch Lockout
        • Adjustable Cable Lockout
        • Hasp Lockout
        • Group Lock Box
      • Tagout
        • Tagout Device
        • Additional Training
        • General Rules
      • Lockout Tagout
        • Who can Lock Equipment?
        • Group LOTO
        • Outside Personnel
        • Shift or Personnel Changes
        • How to Perform LOTO Safely
      • LOTO Procedures
        • Eight Steps for Lockout/Tagout
          • Step 1 – Determine All Possible Sources
          • Step 2 – Open the Disconnecting Device(s) for Each Source.
          • Step 3 – Wherever Possible, Visually Verify
          • Step 4 – Release Stored Electrical Energy
          • Step 5 – Release or Block Stored Mechanical Energy
          • Step 6 – Apply lockout/tagout devices
          • Step 7 – Test Each Phase Conductor or Circuit part
          • Step 8 - Ground the Phase Conductors or Circuit Parts
        • Start-up Guidelines
      • Process Equipment and Piping Isolation Procedures
        • Purpose/Scope
        • Applications
        • Hazards
        • Responsibilities
        • Isolation Procedures
          • Double Block and Bleed
          • Slip Blind or Spectacle Blind
          • Blind Flange
      • General Requirements
      • Summary
  • Work Involving Electrical Hazards
    • Electrically Safe Work Conditions
    • Infeasibility
    • Equipment Operating at Less Than 50 Volts
    • Normal Operating Condition
    • Energized Electrical Work Permit
      • When Required
      • Elements of Work Permit
    • Electric Shock
      • Common Electrical Hazards
      • Effects of Electrical Current
      • Prohibited Actions
      • Common Mistakes That Lead to Electrical Hazards
    • Elements of a Work Permit
      • Exemptions to Having a Work Permit
    • Shock Risk Assessments
    • Additional Protective Measurements
    • Shock Protection Boundaries
      • Table 130.4(D)(a)
      • Table 130.4(D)(b)
    • Limited Approach Boundary  
      • Approach by Unqualified Persons
      • Working at or Close to the Limited Approach Boundary
      • Entering the Limited Approach Boundary
    • Restricted Approach Boundary
  • Arc Flash Risk Assessment
    • Estimate of Likelihood and Severity
    • Arc Flash Boundary
    • Arc Flash
      • The incident energy analysis method in accordance with 130.5(G)
      • The arc flash PPE category method in accordance with 130.7(C)(15)
    • Incident Energy Analysis Method
    • Equipment Labeling
  • Other Precautions for Personnel Activities
    • Alertness
    • Blind Reaching
    • Illumination
    • Table 130.5(C) Estimate of the Likelihood of Occurrence of an Arc Flash Incident for ac and dc Systems
    • Table 130.5(G) Selection of Arc-Rated Clothing and Other PPE When the Incident Energy Analysis Method Is Used
    • Conductive Articles Being Worn
  • Personal Protective Equipment
    • Movement and Visibility
    • Head, Face, Neck, and Chin (Head Area) Protection
    • Eye Protection
    • Hearing Protection
    • Body Protection
    • Hand and Arm Protection
      • Table 130.7(C)(7) Rubber Insulating Equipment, Maximum Test Intervals
    • Foot Protection
    • Factors in Selection of Protective Clothing
    • Arc Flash Protective Equipment
    • Clothing and Other Apparel Not Permitted
    • Care and Maintenance of Arc-Rated Clothing and Arc-Rated Arc Flash Suits
    • Standards for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
      • Table 130.7(C)(14) Informational Note: Standards For Personal Protective Equipment
      • Table 130.7(G) Informational Note: Standards on Other Protective Equipment
    • Arc Flash PPE Category Method
      • Table 130.7(C)(15)(a) Arc-Flash PPE Categories for Alternating Current (ac) Systems
      • Table 130.7(C)(15)(b) Arc-Flash PPE Categories for Direct Current (dc) Systems
      • Table 130.7(C)(15)(c) Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) – Arc Flash Categories 1-4
    • PPE Categories 1-4
  • Insulated Tools and Equipment
    • Portable Ladders
  • Alerting Techniques
    • Safety Signs and Tags
    • Barricades
    • Attendants
  • Overhead Line Clearance
    • Work Within the Limited Approach Boundary or Arc Flash Boundary
    • Overhead Lines
    • Elevated Equipment
  • Underground Electrical Lines
  • Cutting or Drilling

Safety-Related Maintenance Requirements

  • General Maintenance Requirements
  • Hazardous (Classified) Locations
  • Batteries and Battery Rooms
  • Portable Electric Tools and Equipment
  • Personal Safety and Protective Equipment

Informative Annexes

  • Annex C – Limits of Approach
  • Annex D - Incident Energy and Arc Flash Boundary Calculation Methods
  • Annex E – Electrical Safety Program
  • Annex F - Risk Assessment and Risk Control
  • Annex G - Sample Lockout/Tagout Program
  • Annex H - Guidance on Selection of Protective Clothing and Other Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Annex I - Job Briefing and Planning Checklist
  • Annex J - Energized Electrical Work Permit

Practical Session

  • Conduct Risk Assessment and Risk Control
  • Complete Job Briefing and Planning Checklist 
  • Complete Energized Electrical Work Permit

Reference Material / Documents

NFPA 70E Standard (National Fire Protection Agency)

  • 2018 Edition

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