Electrical Safety Program Rollout Training
What You'll Learn
Provide essentials to workers on key aspects of the Electrical Safety Program (ESP) and how it pertains to their role. Provide answers on how the Electrical Safety Program will be implemented “on the ground” for the various departments. Provide two simulated work task scenarios relevant to client-specific work tasks which provide the students with an opportunity to perform and document typical arc flash and shock risk assessments (using equipment warning labels and the PPE Category Table Method). Work task scope and descriptions will be provided, review and application of the work flow process, Risk Register Table, ESP program Table 2 summary of work tasks, detailed completion of the Electrical Energized Job Risk Assessment (and Energized Electrical Work Permit if needed), and selection of PPE, pre-use checks, and donning of demo PPE done in the class.
Provide and collect feedback information on the ESP, and question and answer forms, for follow-up by Electrical Safety Steering Committee (ESSC) and supervisors on program questions and needs.
Essential knowledge of applicable codes and standards and their use in performing arc flash and shock risk assessments will be provided during this rollout training in order for the student to effectively participate in this training.
However, it is strongly recommended that students have arc flash and shock training in advance of this rollout training in order to obtain maximum benefit from this rollout training.
Who Should Attend
Personnel requiring a working knowledge of the ESP for their day to day tasks:
- Qualified Electrical Workers (electricians, electrical engineers, electrical engineering technologists, and other trades with electrical scope). Client worker categories include Low Voltage (LV – working on equipment at 750 V or less), High Voltage (HV – working on equipment greater than 750 V), and Task Qualified (trades with electrical scope including HVAC, cathodic protection, etc.). Other trades with electrical scope including: power engineers and REFM plumbers.
- Qualified Instrumentation Workers (up to 120 VAC/125 VDC)
- Associate Electrical Workers (apprentices, EITs, technologists-in-training)
- Electrical safety standby person/safety watch (Qualified Electrical Worker or other category)
- Field safety representatives
- Project managers
- Organizational safety representatives
Managers and supervisors overseeing personnel and contractor workforces who are responsible for adhering to the requirements of the ESP:
Upon completion of this course the trainee should be able to:
- Understand what an Electrical Safety Program (ESP) is, and how it’s applied to energized electrical work tasks.
- Be aware of relevant Codes, Regulations and Standards related to electrical safety in the workplace, with special emphasis on Provincial OH&S Regulations and the application of the CSA Z462 Workplace electrical safety Standard.
- Understand what energized electrical work is.
- Gain an understanding of the electrical hazards of Shock, Arc Flash and associated Arc Blast.
- Apply a Risk Assessment Procedure to energized electrical work tasks, following a ‘Work Flow Process’.
- Learn how to apply the Hierarchy of Risk Control Methods (e.g. both preventive and protective) to reduce the risk level of an energized electrical work task.
- Learn when an Energized Electrical Work Permit is required.
- Complete Arc Flash & Shock Risk Assessments for energized electrical work tasks using the tools in CSA Z462 to determine “Additional Protective Measures” to reduce risk.
- Understand Warning & Danger Equipment Labels or Arc Flash Incident Energy Analysis
- Report Results Tables for electrical equipment for Arc Flash & Shock, and know how to use the information provided to determine “Additional Protective Measures” to reduce risk.
- Provide students with flow charts and forms that can be used in the workplace to document electrical risk assessments.
- Write an Electrical Safe Work Procedure for energized electrical work tasks.
- Gain knowledge on Electrical Specific PPE Tools & Equipment with specific reference to CSA Z462 Workplace electrical safety Standard, Clauses and Annexes and applicable Standards.
- Module 1: Review and Implementation of the Requirements of the ESP
- Module 2: Electrical Safety Program – Field Application
- Module 3: Next Steps and ESP Continuous Improvement
Group Training Discounts
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- Participants must be from the same organization.
- Participants must register for the same course.
However, course dates and locations can vary.
- Registrations must be received by Spark Safety at
the same time.
- Occupational Health and Safety Act
- Canadian Electrical Code/National Electrical Code
- CSA Z462 Workplace electrical safety/NPFA 70E Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace
- Participants Manual