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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 6:55 am 
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Does anyone know if the required training "in methods of release of victims from contact with exposed energized electrical conductors or circuit parts" has developed into the level of specific requirements that exist for CPR training? i.e. The training must be done by a certified instructor and follow a specific syllabus. We are planning to do the training with our in-house electrical engineers. I just want to make sure that we have not "missed the boat" and that what we are planning to do is consistent with what the rest of US industry is doing. Thanks for any input you can provide.


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Wooden 2x4 club.
Isn't that what everybody else uses? ;)


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Should nt you have your electricians in this training? They are the one in danger not
A guy in a office.


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E-Hazzard has a class designed for this.
http://e-hazard.com/classes/electrical_safety.php


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toolbbin wrote:
Should nt you have your electricians in this training? They are the one in danger not
A guy in a office.


Definitely - Sorry I wasn't clear enough, rather - We plan to have our in house electrical engineers teach this training to our electricians.


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George wrote:
Definitely - Sorry I wasn't clear enough, rather - We plan to have our in house electrical engineers teach this training to our electricians.


It's a tricky subject. Required by 70E. I know of no certification out there.

In our class we discuss the obvious...keeping the potential rescuer safe. Then we cover the obvious way to release...de-energize! Then we discuss the fact that beyond this, pretty much all of your options are going to be makeshift. We cover the risks and realities of the various options...hot sticks, gloves, wooden or other makeshift poles and tools, and rope, and just how conductive the stuff may or may not be. It's coupled of course with CPR training.

I searched for a long time for something more concrete than that and came up with blanks.

The basic problem of course is that the only way you get to try out emergency release procedures is that someone didn't follow the rest of the work procedures, or because something went horribly wrong.


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