Training | 2018 NFPA 70E | Electrical Safety | Arc Flash Studies | by Jim Phillips, P.E.

Jim Phillips PhotoWhen it comes to arc flash and electrical safety, Jim Phillips’ background and experience is unparalleled.  He is actively involved with most U.S. and International Arc Flash and Electrical Safety Standards.   Jim explains the subject from the perspective of “Here is what happened in the lab when we blew it up.”  For over 30 years, Jim has been helping tens of thousands of people around the world understand electrical power system design, analysis and safety. Having taught over 2000 seminars during his career to people from all seven continents (Yes Antarctica is included!), he has developed a reputation for being one of the best trainers and public speakers in the electric power industry.

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NFPA 70E – 2018 – Update/Refresher Training – 1 Day

Learn about the major changes to the  2018 Edition of NFPA 70E  as well as receive refresher training about electrical safety and the NFPA 70E requirements.  This class covers the major changes to the 2018 Edition of  NFPA 70E such as a greater emphasis on the Risk Assessment, Elimination of the 40 cal/cm2 Informational Note, a new exception where details such as the Arc Flash Boundary and PPE may not be required to be listed on the Arc Flash Label and much more.  0.8 CEUs / 8 PDHs and a Certificate are included.


NFPA 70E – 2018 – Qualified Worker Training – 2 Days

This intensive 2 day  2018 NFPA 70E  Training Class covers the details of the 2018 Edition of  NFPA 70E  and OSHA requirements. Understand how to perform a shock and arc flash risk assessment, use energized electrical work permits, select PPE, understand arc flash labels, know what to do when working within the arc flash boundary and much more. Changes that have occurred with the 2018 Edition include greater emphasis on the Risk Assessment, Elimination of the 40 cal/cm2 Informational Note, and much more.  1.6 CEUs / 16 PDHs and a Certificate are included.


NFPA 70E – 2018 -Awareness Training – 1/2 Day

Jim Phillips TrainingThis half day NFPA 70E awareness class provides an overview of electrical hazards such as electric shock, arc flash and others and covers the major topics found in NFPA 70E. The ½ day format allows employers to divide their staff into two groups with one group attending the morning session and the other group attending the afternoon session.  An excellent introduction to the electrical safety principles and practices.  0.4 CEUs / 4 PDHs and a Certificate are included.


OSHA 1910.269 – Qualified Worker Training – Substation Entry – 1 Day

OSHA 1910.269 Substation Entry ClassThis 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.  0.8 CEUs / 8 PDHs and a Certificate are included.


Arc Flash Training – Arc Flash Hazard Calculation Studies – 2 Days

How to Perform an Arc Flash Hazard Calculation Study using IEEE 1584 and DC Calculations In this two day arc flash training class, Jim Phillips, P.E. shows you how to perform arc flash calculations and conduct the comprehensive arc flash study. You will perform calculations of incident energy, arcing current, arc flash boundary and DC arc flash using Jim’s calculation worksheets. You will see how to simplify the arc flash study and arc flash labeling as well as understand how to properly model the system.   1.6 CEUs / 16 PDHs and a Certificate are included.

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