Electrical Safety: Qualified Worker – Part 2

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This course is the second part of a comprehensive overview of the basic criteria for electrical safety-related work practices stipulated in the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 70E Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace. It presents guidance on such topics as working near overhead or underground lines, using appropriate testing equipment for different environments, and selecting correct protective equipment in accordance with the NFPA Standard (2021 Edition). This course was developed with subject matter support provided by EnSafe Inc., a global professional services company focusing on engineering, environment, health and safety, and information technology. Please note, the course materials and content were current with the laws and regulations at the time of the last expert review. However, they may not reflect the most current legal developments. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation with respect to compliance with legal statutes or requirements.

Target Audience
Employees who are preparing to become qualified electrical workers

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Electrical Safety: Qualified Worker – Part 2

  • Electrical Safety: Qualified Worker – Part 2
  • identify approach distances for unqualified and qualified persons when working on or near overhead power lines
  • identify minimum clearances for vehicles and mechanical equipment when working near overhead power lines
  • identify the steps to establish electrically safe work conditions
  • Knowledge Check: Working Near Underground Lines or Equipment
  • identify the shock boundary in a scenario
  • recognize appropriate guidelines for working near exposed live parts
  • Knowledge Check: More Safe Practices Around Exposed Energized Parts
  • recognize safe practices for the use of cord-and-plug equipment
  • select meter category ratings for a testing environment
  • Knowledge Check: Test Instruments and Equipment
  • recognize general guidelines for the use of protective equipment
  • select PPE with the appropriate arc-rating given the electrical risk involved
  • Knowledge Check: Select Appropriate Protective Equipment
  • select the appropriate class of insulating equipment given a potential voltage exposure
  • recognize when insulating equipment should not be used on account of defects
  • Knowledge Check: Inspecting Insulating Equipment for Defects
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