Electrical engineering courses

Electrical safety

Ref No: 2015044

INTRODUCTION
Electricity is all around us. It lights up our homes... powers much of the machinery and equipment that we use... and runs many of our tools. We are so used to it, most employees "take it for granted". Yet electricity can also be dangerous. Employees need to know how electricity works, and what they should do to protect themselves from its hazards.
"Electrical Safety" Course provides the information employees need to work safely around low , medium and high voltage electricity. The Course also satisfies the OSHA training requirements under 29 CFR Part 1910.331 for "non-qualified" employees.  
The purpose of this course is to provide basic safety rules and instructions pertinent to electrical work in order to assist electrical workers in eliminating situations, practices and actions which can result in accidents to personnel and property.  It will help employees and companies reduce the risk of personal injury and equipment damage due to operator error. The course is also designed to ensure that, under emergency conditions, the proper steps are taken to restore power in an efficient and safe manner.
Safety hazards exist in any workplace. The risks of injury from unsafe handling of energy from electrical systems have increased considerably in the past few decades from personnel involved in operating and maintaining electrical facilities. This safety course has been developed to meet the need for consistent and effective safety standards for electrical workers.
Using a powerful combination of audio, full-motion video, text and colorful graphics, this Course provides the most cost-effective Safety and Regulatory Compliance training available today. The Course includes a features platform software which installed automatically with comprehensive User's Guide. The Course is divided into a number of logical sections so information is easily understood... and retained. 

OBJECTIVES
The course will reduce risk to employees by fully implementing an electrical safety program.  This will be accomplished through enhancing employee knowledge, improving supervisor employee communication, changing staff behaviors, and improving attitudes toward electrical safety.  Course will meet the mandatory training requirements of Fed/OSHA 29 CFR 1910.269 (Generation, Transmission, and Distribution), 1910.137 (Electrical Protective Equipment), and 1910.147 .331-.335 (Electrical Safety Related Work Practices).

Objectives I - Attitude and Awareness
- An awareness of all primary and secondary hazards associated with working around electrical systems in the research lab.
- Identifies the three primary hazards associated with electrical work: electrical shock, arc-flash burns, and arc-blast impact.
- An awareness of the need for electrical on-site safety procedures
- An attitude of safe conduct in hazardous areas.
- Ability to identify electrical hazards.
– Ability to Explain how to respond to electrical accidents. 
- Identify unsafe work practices that should be avoided.
- The knowledge of how to reduce risk to oneself and others
- An understanding of engineering and administrative controls
- Identify electrical safety codes and regulations
- Describe function of ground wires and GFCIs. 
- Understand the legislative requirements and the records that should be kept
- Help answer the following questions:
 Why do these electrical accidents occur?
 What does electric shock do to the human body?
 What can we do to prevent electric shock accidents?

Objectives II - Design Techniques 
- Describe the function of double-insulated tools.
- Identify grounding guidelines and diagrams. 
- The basic knowledge of safety requirements for designing electrical equipment, apparatus, and/or systems.
- An awareness of the basic design features of equipment, apparatus, and/or systems that are necessary for safe operation and maintenance.
- An awareness of the basic design features of equipment, apparatus, and/or systems that meet or exceed safety rules, guidelines, and regulation design requirements.
- Design of substation grounding

Objectives III - Procedures 
- The knowledge of the correct usage of equipment and procedures for anticipated interaction with electrical hazards.
- The knowledge of techniques for recognizing and approaching potentially hazardous situations.
- The knowledge of electrical safety guidelines, administrative requirements, and references and where to find them.
- The knowledge of Clearance distances
- State the purpose of Lockout or Tagout procedures and What are the proper lockout-tagout procedures? 
- How to conduct electrical inspections. 
- Describe safe work practices when working with electrical equipment
- Describe precautions you can take to protect yourself when working in a dangerous work environment.
- The knowledge of procedures for work area control.
- The knowledge of emergency procedures and the proper method of reporting and documenting accidents and near accidents.
- The knowledge of the Basic first aid to combat the effects of electric shocks
- How to use protective equipment. 
- The knowledge of hazards in confined spaces.
- How to measure grounding resistance and soil resistivity?

 COURSE BENEFITS
• Avoid electrical hazards at your company. 
• Applying the electrical safety code
• Reduce down-time because the correct employees are trained. 
• Meet or exceed OSHA standards for compliance. 
• Maintain cost-effective operations. 

COURSE OUTLINES
- Hazards of electricity
- Electrical safety equipment
- Safety procedures and methods
- Grounding of electrical systems and equipment
- Step voltage and touch voltage
- Accident prevention, accident investigation, rescue, and first aid
- Lightning strokes and electrostatic charges
- Low-voltage safety synopsis
- Medium-and high-voltage safety synopsis
- Safety management and organizational structure

COURSE AGENDA

AGENDA DAY ONE
CHAPTER 1: HAZARDS OF ELECTRICITY

1- HISTORY
2-IMPORTANCE OF GROUNDING 
3- GROUNDING CLASSIFICATION
4- EARTH, GROUND AND NEUTRAL
5- DEFINITIONS
6- CONDITIONS OF DANGER
7- HAZARD ANALYSIS
8- ELECTRIC SHOCK
9- THE ROLE OF OVERCURRENT PROTECTIVE DEVICES IN ELECTRICAL SAFETY
10- WORKSPACE 
11- AFFECTED BODY PARTS
12- WHY EARTHING?
13- GROUND FAULT INTERRUPTING METHODS
14- ELECTRICAL SAFETY MODEL
15- SAFETY APPROACH
16- ELECTRICALLY SAFE WORK CONDITION
17- ENERGIZED OR DE-ENERGIZED
18- IP PROTECTION
19- PREVENTING ACCIDENTAL ELECTRICAL CONTACT
20- SUMMARY – HAZARDS & PROTECTIONS

CHAPTER 2: ELECTRICAL SAFETY EQUIPMENT
1- INTRODUCTION
2- GENERAL INSPECTION AND TESTING REQUIREMENTS FOR ELECTRICAL SAFETY EQUIPMENT
3- FLASH AND THERMAL PROTECTION
4- HEAD AND EYE PROTECTION
5- RUBBER-INSULATING EQUIPMENT
6- HOT STICKS
7- INSULATED TOOLS
8- BARRIERS AND SIGNS
9- SAFETY TAGS, LOCKS, AND LOCKING DEVICES
10- VOLTAGE-MEASURING INSTRUMENTS
11- SAFETY GROUNDING EQUIPMENT
12- GROUND FAULT CIRCUIT INTERRUPTERS
13- SAFETY ELECTRICAL ONE-LINE DIAGRAM
14- THE ELECTRICIAN'S SAFETY KIT

AGENDA DAY TWO
CHAPTER 3: SAFETY PROCEDURES AND METHODS

1- INTRODUCTION
2- THE SIX-STEP SAFETY METHOD
3- PRE-JOB BRIEFINGS
4- ENERGIZED OR DE-ENERGIZED?
5- SAFE SWITCHING OF POWER SYSTEMS
6- ENERGY CONTROL PROGRAMS
7- TAGOUT-LOCKOUT
8- VOLTAGE-MEASUREMENT TECHNIQUES
9- PLACEMENT OF SAFETY GROUNDS
10- FLASH HAZARD CALCULATIONS AND APPROACH DISTANCES
11- TOOLS AND TEST EQUIPMENT
12- THE ONE-MINUTE SAFETY AUDIT

CHAPTER 4: GROUNDING OF ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS AND EQUIPMENT
1- EARTHING PRINCIPLES
2- PROTECTIVE EARTHING EQUIPMENTS
3- SOIL RESISTIVITY
4- EARTH
5- GROUNDING ELECTRODES
6- EARTHING CONDUCTORS
7- EQUIPMENT GROUNDING
8- BONDING  
9- PRACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS
10- METHODS FOR DECREASING EARTHING RESISTANCE
11- GROUND INSPECTION WELLS
12- GROUND RESISTANCE MEASUREMENTS

AGENDA DAY THREE
CHAPTER 5: STEP VOLTAGE AND TOUCH VOLTAGE

1- DANGEROUS CASES
2-CURRENT FLOW AND VOLTAGE DISTRIBUTION DURING SHORT CIRCUIT
3- STEP VOLTAGE AND TOUCH VOLTAGE
4- VOLTAGE HAZARDS
5- DISTRIBUTION OF EARTH ELECTRODES VOLTAGE
6- DISTRIBUTION OF EARTHING ELECTRODES

CHAPTER 6 : ACCIDENT PREVENTION, ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION, RESCUE, AND FIRST AID
1- ACCIDENT PREVENTION
2- FIRST AID
3- RESCUE TECHNIQUES
4- ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION

AGENDA DAY FOUR
CHAPTER 7: LIGHTNING STROKES AND ELECTROSTATIC CHARGES

1- INTRODUCTION
2- FORMATION OF THUNDERSTORMES (STORM CLOUDS)  
3- DAMAGE EFFECTS OF LIGHTNING
4- LIGHTNING PROTECTION SYSTEM COMPONENTS
5- THE NEED FOR PROTECTION
6- ZONE OF PROTECTION
7- AIR TERMINATION NETWORK  
8- DOWN CONDUCTORS
9- BONDING
10- ELECTROSTATIC CHARGES

CHAPTER 8: LOW-VOLTAGE SAFETY SYNOPSIS
1- INTRODUCTION
2- LOW-VOLTAGE EQUIPMENT
3- GROUNDING LOW-VOLTAGE SYSTEMS
4- SAFETY EQUIPMENT
5- SAFETY PROCEDURES
6- ELECTRICAL SAFETY AROUND ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS
7- STATIONARY BATTERY SAFETY

AGENDA DAY FIVE
CHAPTER 9: MEDIUM-AND HIGH-VOLTAGE SAFETY SYNOPSIS

1- INTRODUCTION
2- HIGH-VOLTAGE EQUIPMENT
3- GROUNDING SYSTEMS OF OVER 1000 V
4- SAFETY EQUIPMENT
5- SAFETY PROCEDURES
6- GOLDEN RULES

CHAPTER 10: SAFETY MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE
1- INTRODUCTION
2- ELECTRICAL SAFETY PROGRAM STRUCTURE
3- ELECTRICAL SAFETY PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT
4- EMPLOYEE ELECTRICAL SAFETY TEAMS
5- SAFETY MEETINGS
6- OUTAGE REPORTS
7- SAFETY AUDITS
 

The course is intended for all safety engineers/managers employed in technical/production or risk management roles and with responsibilities for safety engineering, management or inspection in industrial process sites. It will also benefit regulators and enforcement officers who may have to oversee certain classifications of investigations. This course is designed for employees that perform operation or maintenance work on electric Utilization Equipment, and Power Generation, Transmission, or Distribution installations

Trainees shall receive a portfolio containing a comprehensive course manual.

Attendees shall receive a certificate of attendance from AMAD Tech.