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