Electrical Safety Qualified Person

Prerequisites:  This course shall have no formal pre-requisite.

Course Length: 8 hours - Course length shall vary depending on the number of delegates. Total course time include breaks.

Class Size:  The maximum number of delegates that may be trained and tested per instructor shall be thirty–five (35) in the classroom session.

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Course Objective
NFPA 70E for Qualified Persons is an online course that will cover NFPA 70E standards as they relate to being a qualified person, for electricians seeking consideration as qualified persons or those looking to be retrained.

The course must be coupled with on-the-job training to become a qualified person.

  • When you have successfully completed this course, you will:
  • Understand important requirements contained in NFPA 70E, particularly as they pertain to being a qualified person for work around electrical equipment, and including:
    • Content of an electrical safety program for the workplace
    • Training and job briefing requirements
    • Responsibilities of everyone who works with or near electrical equipment, qualified or unqualified
    • Describe elements of an electrically safe work condition
    • Recognize the important safety concepts for working around energized electrical equipment, including:
      • Justification for energized work
      • Identification of hazards and the assessment of risks
      • Identification and use of protective shock and arc flash boundaries
      • Control of electrical energy through lockout/tagout
      • Selection, use, and maintenance of personal protective equipment
      • Understand the safety requirements found in NFPA 70E for working around electrolytic cells, batteries, lasers, and power electronic equipment supervision.

Course Design

  • E-Learning Environment with student competency testing.
  • This course will cover NFPA 70E standards as they relate to being a qualified person, for electricians seeking consideration as qualified persons or those looking to be retrained.

Successful Course Completion

  • Requires a minimum score of 75% or better.
  • Delegates will have no more than sixty (60) minutes to complete the exam.
  • Grades shall be calculated by dividing the number of questions answered correctly by the total number of exam questions.

Course Content Summary

  • Classroom

Course Topics

The course will follow the NFPA 70E standard with the following modules:

  • An Introduction to NFPA 70E
  • Establishing an Electrically Safe Work Condition
  • Working While Exposed to Electrical Hazards
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Requirements for Safety-Related Maintenance and Special Equipment Arc flash
  • Limited and restricted approach boundaries
  • Limits of approach
  • Electrical Safety Program
  • Host and contract employers
  • Qualified and unqualified persons
  • Shock risk assessment
  • Arc flash risk assessment
  • Arc flash incident energy method
  • Arc flash PPE category method
  • Electrical safety authority (ESA)
  • Lockout/tagout program (LOTO)
  • Certified Electrical Safety Worker (CESW)
  • Energized electrical work permit
  • Arc flash PPE category
  • Arc-rated apparel
  • Safety grounding equipment
  • Batteries, lasers, power electronic equipment

Practical Session

  • None

Training Center Provided Material

  • Course Materials

Delegate Requirements

  • None

Reference Material / Documents

  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) NFPA 70E
  • Course ID #: E201


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