This one-day class is designed to teach the skills required to enter secured areas. The course covers federal regulations related to entering a secured area; minimum approach distances or clearances; personal protective equipment; job briefings; substation entrance procedures; and opening padmount transformers, switchgear and metering compartments.
Employees typically open and/or view electrical equipment in secured areas to take information off of nameplates, readings from meters or gauges, etc. Following OSHA 1910.269, this course does not teach or certify a person to work on electrical equipment.
Who Should Attend:
Individuals who do not hold an electrical journeyman certificate, but as a part of their duties must enter or open secured areas such as substations, pad mounted transformers, switchgear, vaults, and metering cabinets. Engineers, technicians, meter readers, and other operations personnel are required by OSHA 1910.269 to have this training.
Jim Phillips – Instructor:
Jim is not just another trainer reading a script. Jim’s training is based on his insider’s view from holding many leadership positions for the development of various electrical safety standards coupled with his arc flash testing experience and broad industrial and utility electrical power background. This provides him a unique perspective from the inside – a perspective he loves sharing with others. When asked questions about some topics, his explanations often run along the line of “Well, here’s what happened in the lab when we blew it up…”
Here is a sample of Jim’s involvement.
♦ Vice Chair – IEEE 1584 – IEEE Guide for Performing Arc Flash Calculations
♦ International Chair – Geneva, Switzerland based, IEC TC78 Live Working – 40+ global standards including many for arc flash.
♦ IEEE/NFPA Arc Flash Collaborative Research Project – Member of the Steering Committee
♦ Author of Complete Guide to Performing Arc Flash Hazard Calculation Studies
Electric Shock, Electrocution, Arc Flash, Burn Injury, Blast, UV Light, Incident Energy and 1.2 Calories/cm2
CODES, STANDARDS AND REGULATIONS
OSHA 29 CFR – Part 1910.269, ANSI C2 – National Electrical Safety Code, IEEE Standard 1584™, Guide for Arc Flash Hazard Analysis
OSHA QUALIFIED WORKER REQUIREMENTS
Training Requirements, Safety Procedures
WORKING ON OR NEAR EXPOSED ENERGIZED PARTS
Who is qualified, When are Two Employees Required, Conductive Articles, Clothing
Trained, Knowledgeable, Understands Hazards, Identifying Hazards, Minimum Approach Distance
TWO EMPLOYEE REQUIREMENTS
When are two employees required for the task
Requirements for Entering / Working Within Substations, Requirements upon Arrival at Substation,
Visual Inspection/Walk Around, Job Briefing
SUBSTATION GROUNDING / GRID
Touch and Step Potential, Ground Grid, Ground Mat
REVIEW OF MAJOR SUBSTATION EQUIPMENT
Transformers, Types of Circuit Breakers, Protective Relays, Substation Control House, Switchgear, Fuses
MINIMUM APPROACH DISTANCE
OSHA and NESC Definitions and Requirements, Significance of MAD,
OSHA Requirements, Arc Rated Clothing, NFPA 70E and ASTM Standards
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT PPE
Arc Flash Suits, Face Protection, Hand Protection, Foot Protection, Selection of Sufficient Arc Rating
ARC FLASH WARNING LABELS
Interpreting Label Information, Incident Energy at Working Distance, Arc Flash Boundary, PPE Requirements
INCIDENT ENERGY ANALYSIS
Determining Incident Energy – cal/cm^2, Meaning of information when selecting safe work practices and PPE
WRAP UP AND SUBSTATION TOUR (If Available at Site)
Brainfiller, Inc. | P.O. Box 12024 | Scottsdale, AZ 85267