Training | 2021 NFPA 70E | Electrical Safety | Arc Flash Studies | by Jim Phillips, P.E.

When 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 almost four decades, Jim has been helping tens of thousands of people around the world understand electrical power system design, analysis and safety. Having taught thousands of training programs 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 – 2021 – Update/Refresher Training – 8 Hours – Scheduled

2021 NFPA 70ELearn about the major changes to the  2021 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 2021 Edition of  NFPA 70E such as reorganizing Article 110, informational note about online training, new section about Electrically Safe Work Policy.

There is a New Section about Equipment Use, Table 130.5(C) has added the task: operating a circuit breaker or switch for the first time as “Yes” regarding likelihood of an arc flash incident. A new informational note was added regarding the arc rating of outer layers used for safety or protection from the elements, A new Article 360 regarding capacitor safety was added and much more.

0.8 CEUs / 8 PDHs and a Certificate are included.

NFPA 70E – 2021 – Qualified Worker Training – 8 Hours – Site Specific

Brainfiller NFPA 70E TrainingThis 8 hour class goes deep into the practical application of the 2021 Edition of NFPA 70E.  Taught by Jim Phillips, P.E., he takes you beyond the “how to” and also discusses the “why”  regarding the requirements based on his four decades of industry and standards development experience.

Learn about electrical hazards, hierarchy of risk control methods, establishing and verifying an electrically safe work condition, energized electrical work permits, shock and arc flash risk assessments, PPE selection using incident energy and PPE categories, arc flash (equipment) warning labels and more!

0.8 CEUs / 8 PDHs and a Certificate are included.

NFPA 70E – 2021 -Awareness Training – 4 Hours – Site Specific

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 –  Substation Entry – 8 Hours

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 – 16 Hours – Scheduled

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.