Introduction to Course

This course provides a thorough knowledge of the recommended safe behaviours for those who work around electrical hazards. Attendees gain an understanding of the latest guidelines and regulations from NFPA 70E and OSHA. Electrical workers and safety professionals learn key practical information: best work practices in electrical safety and how to apply them in real-world situations. It teaches how the Standard’s life-saving work practices help avoid electrical injuries, deaths, and OSHA violations.

Hundreds of worker deaths and thousands of injuries could be prevented each year by following the latest edition of NFPA 70E: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace®. Originally developed at OSHA’s request, NFPA 70E provisions are applied to identify electrical safety hazards and reduce employee exposure to those hazards.

This course introduces the safety-related work practices and procedures that employees, supervisors, and owners need to provide a practical safe working area for employees relative to the hazards arising from the use of electricity.

This dynamic, expert-led course uses activities, exercises, videos, job aids, and templates to provide you with the right tools to help set up and follow an electrical safety program, as well as help document safety procedures for compliance with OSHA 1910 Subpart S and OSHA 1926 Subpart K. Whether you’re an employer responsible for personnel safety or an employee tasked with identifying and addressing electrical hazards, NFPA 70E training is

This course is design so that attendees will be able to identify various Electrical Hazards in their workplace. Attendees will master table-based hazard assessment and to choose personal protective equipment (PPE) using NFPA70E tables. This course is designed to prepare students for CESCP, CESW & CEST exam.

Learning Objective

At the end of this training program, you will learn to:

  • Describe the relationship between NFPA 70E and OSHA standards
  • Identify hazards associated with the task, equipment, and environment
  • Determine if energized electrical work is justified
  • Identify shock and arc flash hazard personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements
  • Identify the presence of unique electrical energy hazards
  • Explain why a safety program directed at electrical hazards is necessary and beneficial
  • List the elements of a procedure for establishing an electrically safe work condition
  • Identify the required elements of a risk assessment and explain the difference between electrical hazards and risk
  • Identify the information needed for shock hazard analysis
  • Explain the intent and limitations of PPE prescribed by NFPA 70E
  • Identify maintenance requirements for various types of electrical equipment and protective equipment
  • Understand the importance of arc flash accident prevention in medium and high voltage electrical installation
  • Learn the dangers and hazards of high voltage electrical faults
  • Determine how to avoid accidents at your workplace
  • Analyse the various methods of arc flash reduction devices
  • Appreciate the importance of hazard warning labels
  • Confidently take CESCP, CESW & CEST exam

Who Should Attend?

This training course is recommended for the following personnel:

  • Electrical Engineers, Supervisors and Safety Professionals
  • Facility Maintenance personnel
  • Mechanical Engineers, HVAC installers, designers
  • Safety Managers & Professionals
  • Risk Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Plant Managers
  • Maintenance Engineers
  • Electrical contractors
  • Company Owners and Safety Officer

Course Outline

Module 01: Introduction to Electrical Safety at Workplace

Electrical injury is a significant concern for workers and electricians, with dozens of injuries and fatalities occurring every year that were preventable. This brief, introductory module will review the critical importance of electrical safety as it relates to NFPA 70E and will provide detailed course objectives for each remaining course.

Module 02: Electrical Hazard Analysis

  • Explain the hazards related to shock
  • Explain the hazards related to arc flash
  • Explain the hazards related to arc blast
  • Explain how time and current affect the magnitude of electrical hazards
  • Explain how other injuries may result from shock, arc flash, and arc blast
  • Explain the hazards related to mechanical and electrical energy in a fault

Module 03: Electrical Safety Fundamentals

  • Interpret the relationship between NFPA 70E and OSHA standards
  • Identify the scope of NFPA 70E
  • Explain essential NFPA 70E definitions and its application

Module 04: Electrical Safety Program Components

  • Identify the components of an electrical safety program
  • Distinguish between electrical safety employer responsibilities and employee responsibilities
  • Determine qualified person requirements for a given task and equipment
  • Select and set up a test instrument for a given task and equipment.
  • Electrical safety program principles, controls, and procedure.

Module 5: Establishing an Electrically Safe Work Condition

This module is based primarily on NFPA 70E Article 120.

  • Define the phrase “Electrically Safe Work Condition
  • Describe the objective of an electrically safe work condition
  • Determine the lockout/tagout program requirements
  • Determine the lockout/tagout principles and responsibilities
  • Identify lockout/tagout equipment requirements
  • Describe lockout/tagout procedure requirements

Module 06: Working While Exposed to Electrical Hazards

This module is based primarily on NFPA 70E Article 130.

  • Identify the conditions under which work on energized electrical equipment is justified
  • Describe the information that must be included in an energized electrical work permit
  • Identify the requirements for working while exposed to electrical hazards
  • Identify and define the approach boundaries for shock protection
  • Identify shock and arc flash hazard risk assessment requirements
  • Describe the arc flash boundary and the restrictions on qualified and unqualified personnel
  • Identify the two methods used to determine arc flash personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements (Incident energy method or Table method)
  • Identify equipment labelling requirements
  • Determine overcurrent protective device clearing time requirements

Module 07: Personal Protective Equipment

  • Identify types of personal protective equipment (PPE), purpose, and limitations
  • Explain the intent and limitations of PPE for protection from shock and arc flash hazards
  • Identify the factors to be considered in selecting proper PPE
  • Identify types of undergarments permitted and not permitted with arc rated PPE
  • Describe proper care and maintenance requirements for PPE
  • Describe how to select PPE based on type of equipment and applicable standards
  • Identify the requirements for selecting tools for work on energized electrical equipment
  • Identify the requirements for selecting other protective equipment
  • Identify alerting techniques necessary for employee safety

Module 08: Equipment Maintenance.

  • Identify maintenance requirements for overcurrent protective devices
  • Identify maintenance requirements for flexible electrical cord and cables
  • Identify maintenance requirements for fuses and circuit breakers
  • Identify maintenance requirements for electrical equipment in hazardous (classified) locations
  • Identify maintenance requirements for portable electric tools and equipment
  • Identify maintenance requirements for safety and protective equipment

Module 09: Hazard Recognition for Special Equipment.

  • Identify possible hazards and requirements for special personal protective equipment and other safety equipment that shall be available to battery room personnel
  • Identify hazards to personnel working with power electronic equipment as defined by NFPA 70E

Module #10: Layering of Protective Clothing and Total System Arc rating

  • Layering of Protective clothing
  • Layering Using Arc-Rated clothing over natural fiber clothing underlayers
  • Total System Arc Rating

Module #11: Industrial Procedures and Policies for Working Near Overhead Electrical Lines and Equipment

  • Introduction to Overhead Power Line Policy (OPP)
  • Look up and Live flags
  • High risk tasks
  • Heavy Mobile Equipment.
  • Tree work
  • Underground Electrical Lines and Equipments
  • Emergency response

Module #12: Safety-Related Design Requirements

  • General Design Consideration
  • Incident Energy reduction Methods
  • Additional Safety-by Design Methods

Module #13: Human Performance and Workplace Electrical Safety

  • Introduction
  • Principles of Human Performance
  • Information Processing and attention
  • Rule-based human performance mode
  • Knowledge-based human performance mode
  • Skill-based human performance mode
  • Error-Precursors
  • Human Performance Tools
  • Human Performance Warnings Flags
  • Workplace Culture


    • Attendees must achieve a minimum score of 70% on final exam to get the certificate

Course Duration:

    • Course is designed for 40 hours

CESCP Testimonials

The course provided an in-depth review of NFPA 70E specifically for the student’s preparation for the Certified Electrical Safety Compliance Professional (CESCP) exam. The instructor, Mr. Wasif Syed, covered the applicable material in a logical and comprehensive way. All student questions were answered thoroughly, and complex material was clearly explained. His experience with the CESCP exam was very helpful to gain an understanding of what to expect. The exercises helped reinforce the information. I would recommend this course for anyone seeking to study for the CESCP.

Mr. Patrick T. Connor Jr. (CESCP-Certified)- Electrical Engineer - United Stated of America

The content of this course is well designed for those working in safety field. Attending this course will help them improve their company’s electrical safety program as well build them a career in this field.  This course helped me in understanding NFPA 70E in a completely practical way and developed the skills required to demonstrate my knowledge on this subject.

Mr. Salauddin Kamal (CESCP-Certified)- Country HSEQ Manager - Pakistan

Being an electrical professional, it is essential to have knowledge about electrical safety which will save our life and our team members. After joining the course, I realised I took a valuable decision and I highly recommend to all the electrical professionals must take this course.

Mr. Syed Wasif has conducted amazingly each topic available in the NFPA 70E standard with detailed and practical examples. he is a very cooperative and kind, he will never mind repeating the topic till we clearly understand, and he got satisfied with us.

Though it was online class course, it was amazingly designed as interactive manner, hence we will not get bored and will feel more interesting.

Video demonstrations and picture samples were very effective and made it easier to understand the topics. Mr. Syed will help and support even after the course completion till you got passed NFPA CESCP Exam which is more appreciated.

Ganesha Moorthi Seemaichamy (CESCP-Certified)- Electrical Engineer -Dubai, UAE

First of all thank you for giving me opportunity to share my experience regarding this course. I would like to thank and appreciate mentor SIR WASIF NASEEM’s efforts and the way he taught us it was understandable and remarkable. In this course we learned importance of Electrical Safety at Work (NFPA 70E 2018: Approach) Electrical safety is a system of organizational measures and technical means to prevent harmful and dangerous effects on workers from electric current, electric arc, electric shock, electric burns, electromagnetic field and static electricity.

Mr. Abid Hussain (CESCP- Aspirant)- Senior Planning & Operations Engineer - Saudi Arabia

I just wanted to say thank Mr. Syed Wasif for an excellent 40 hrs course on “Electrical Specialist safety Program”.  This 40 hrs course is one of the eligibility requirements to get NFPA CESCP certification.

Being an Electrical professional or safety professional who oversee electrical safety programs or who manage electricians and other personnel exposed to electrical hazards in the industry, it is one of our major responsibility to ensure and promote Electrical safety in the workplace environments. So I had chosen this course as a step to gain more knowledge in the field for the professional development.

I am well satisfied with the outcome of the well-structured course delivered by Mr. Syed through effective presentations, videos and quality interactive sessions.  He has been in the field for long as a competent professional and as a trainer, he demonstrated his stand. He is very humble and focused on the direct objectives which was needed to deliver on this course.

The trainer’s experience, knowledge and passion about the subject were refreshing and he shared his experiences and additional knowledge

I would definitely recommend this course and Mr. Syed Wasif Naseem to others for the training needs.

Sakthi Ganesh. K.J (CESCP- Aspirant)- Electrical Engineer - Abu Dhabi, UAE

Course specify the Electrical Safety at workplace, it covers all aspects to understand Electrical safety terms, functions, requirements, and implementation at workplace 

Mr. Umair Mukhtar (CESCP- Aspirant)- Telecom Facility Consultant -Saudi Arabia

The course was very useful, especially that it is related to my undergraduate study degree as well as to my current profession as a Safety Manager. The course was delivered in a very professional way and given the needed enough time to fully understand the standard and its concepts. It is time now to apply all the new knowledge into my organization as well as to start the real preparation for CESCP examination.

Thank You HSEQ Professional Team

Mr. Mazen Muneer Abdulkarem Rashed (CESCP- Aspirant)- HSEQ Manager - Saudia Arabia

Many thanks for delivering this training in an interactive way. This certainly added alot to our knowledge base and deepened our understanding of the subject.It was a pleasure to be a part of this group. Best of luck to us all for striving to achieve this certification.

Mr. Sheharyar Khan (CESCP- Aspirant)- Sr. Power System Planning Engineer - Oman

I would like to thank you for well-organized training. The Training material was very useful, and the discussion were truly inspiring. I particularly enjoin the class sessions which made the content easily understandable. I thank for all who were involve in the preparation and execution of the training. Special Thanks to Sir. Syed Wasif Naseem. I look forward to attend future training on similar topics.

Mr. Anish Mathew (CESCP- Aspirant)- Senior Electrical Engineer - Saudi Arabia

Thanks to you Mr. Wasif, it’s all your efforts, and off course by the grace of Allah, we had completed our training session, and in sa Allah soon will be CESCP certified.

Mr. Muhammad Meraj (CESCP- Aspirant)- Electrical Engineer - Saudi Arabia

Every electrical engineer whether you are working in a construction sector, Maintenance, Power Sector or Inspection Services Environment you must have deep understanding of electrical hazards and safety practices to ensure zero hazard policy. This course is especially designed for people who want to persue their career as a Electrical Safety Specialist. This course is recognized by NFPA as 40 hours training pre requisite criteria to take CSCEP Certification exam.

The trainer of this course was Mr Syed Wasif Nasim. He is a very competent, humble,knowledgeable, objective oriented person who had conducted our classes in a very organized manner. He used to listen our queries patiently multilple times throughout this course and always tried to satisfy participant untill full satisfaction of the participant.

When I was joining the course of “Electrical Safety Specialist” I didn’t have much knowledge about electrical safety excepts some general understanding of shock hazards, PTW, LOTO/LOTOTO etc.  Before starting this course, I was not even able to know the smart way to extract required information from NFPA standard. I have learnt many new concepts in this course which will be very helpful in my career. In short it was a great opportunity for us which was provided by Mr Wasif to cover the 40 hours training pre requisite criteria of NFPA for CESCP exam in one go.

Asif Malik (CESCP- Aspirant)- Team Lead Electrical - Pakistan

I found this course very informative in terms of ELECTRICAL SAFETY as it’s a major part in ELECTRICAL sector. By going through with this course, I found that there are many things which we PROFESSIONALS neglect SAFETY during our project execution & with the help of the course now we can make our projects more hazardous free and can save more lives. Special thanks to the Instructor Mr. Syed Wasif for making this course understandable and special thanks to Mr. Annus for arranging such meaningful courses.

Mr. Haroon Muhammad Younis (Cescp- Aspirant)- Projects Engineer - Electrical - Saudi Arabia

I learned lots of conceptual thing during the training session. I’m lucky to be part of this course because Trainer and other participants are well experience in their respective disciplines and due to this, I gain good professional knowledge related to course and Electrical system.

Mr. Muhammad Rizwan (CESCP- Aspirant)- ELV QC Engineer - Saudi Arabia

The course is very informative and also very helpful to understand the electrical safety and hazard identification and its prevention

Muhammad Aizaz Kamran- Assistant Manager HSE - Pakistan