ARC FLASH & ELECTRICAL SAFETY TRAINING
EDS is a turn-key solution for all of your OSHA related needs regarding electrical safety and Arc Flash Compliance. We offer NFPA 70E, Arc Flash Training, as well as many other classes focusing on electrical safety . We also specialize in Arc Flash Analysis and Equipment Labelling at facilities in all 50 States. Our electrical safety and skills training classes focus around the voice of our clients and everyday real-world occurrences. That’s what brings about desired results – increased electrical safety and skills for your employees and more profitability for your business. We train Coast to Coast!
MEDIUM/HIGH VOLTAGE SAFETY TRAINING – 4 HRS
Our Medium / High Voltage Electrical Safety Training establishes minimum standards to ensure that worker’s health and safety are protected during medium voltage electrical work and is based upon, but not limited to, OSHA 1910.269, 1910.132(D), and 1910.137 standards.
OSHA makes a distinction between low voltage qualified employees (600 volt and below) and those qualified for medium / high voltage job tasks. The reason for this distinction is equipment and conductors that carry medium / high voltage warrant particular safety requirements and procedures.
NFPA 70E ARC FLASH TRAINING – 7 HRS
Electrical dangers such as shock, electrocution, electrical explosion, and arc blast will always be present on the job, but a proper electrical training program and strategies can minimize the likelihood of injuries and fatalities. Our NFPA 70E Training focuses on the 2018 NFPA 70E arc flash electrical safety standard that addresses arc flash electrical safety requirements for employee workplaces that are necessary for the practical safeguarding of employees.
LOCKOUT / TAGOUT TRAINING – 2 HRS
EDS conducted a 2011 survey of a broad cross section of the electrical industry that was comprised of 14 companies totaling 507 electrical workers who were asked one question… do you implement your company’s energy control procedures on every job task? The findings were 16 out of 507 said “yes”. These answers reveal that our companies are not annually auditing their employees or enforcing the energy control program (no reprimand). The annual audit is required by OSHA to ensure that employees understand the Lockout/Tagout procedures and the importance of implementing these procedures.
NFPA 70B TRAINING – 4 HRS
In today’s global economy, the quest for increased productivity is a given for most commercial and industrial facilities. Keeping those facilities running smoothly at maximum efficiency requires a host of programs involving all aspects of the operation, including maintaining the electrical equipment.
Based upon OSHA’s preamble Subpart S, 33% of incidents and fatalities occur due to failure to maintain the electrical equipment’s integrity. Breaker manufacturers state that if the electrical equipment is not properly maintained in a 5 year period, a failure rate of 40% can occur.
NEC 2017 UPDATE TRAINING – 4 HRS
Our NEC Code Update Class covers topics from Chapter 1: General, Chapter 2: Wiring and Protection, Chapter 3: Wiring Methods and Materials, Chapter 4: Equipment for General Use and several important Annexes. We do not select every topic in the first 4 chapters, but choose to address those topics that would be identified relevant to safety and would most affect the cost of doing business. However, we can customize certain areas of interest if notified in advance.
METER SAFETY TRAINING – 2 HRS
We ask participants in our meter safety program to bring their digital multi-meter to class to determine the safety category rating and compliance with IEC 61010-1 (International Electrotechnical Commission) safety requirements for electrical equipment measurement. Understanding the proper category rating of an electrician’s test equipment is important for his or her safety. The digital multi-meter and voltage testers are the cause of many injuries and fatalities. Failure to confirm zero energy can result in electrocutions, and failure to have the appropriate test equipment for the work environment can result in an arc flash event to occur.