Electrical Safety Training
Many companies provide worker training that would be classified as awareness training of the hazards. However, this may not provide the level of training required by OSHA to have a “Qualified Person” to perform a specific task. The federal OSHA regulations for electrical safe work practice training for general industry are more stringent than the present NFPA 70E requirements. Federal OSHA regulations define a qualified person as
“One who has received training in and has demonstrated skills and knowledge in the construction and operation of electric equipment and installations and the hazards involved.”
Our firm offers comprehensive training services to assist customers with providing a safe workplace for personnel working on electrical systems. The goal of our training is to develop and provide training that is customized to the customer’s needs, job tasks, and the skill sets of their employees. Our training incorporates the OSHA regulations, NFPA 70E requirements, and applicable best work practices.
The demonstrated skills and knowledge portion of the MES training is absent in many electrical safety programs. MES provides technical guidance to assist companies to develop criteria, protocols, and documentation that could be utilized to evaluate and classify a worker as “qualified” for a specific task.
Some of our areas of focus include:
- Provide electrical safety training in the following areas:
- Electrical safety awareness training
- Electrical safety training for supervisors
- Electrical safety training the workers
- Working on or near live parts
- Voltage testing
- Personal protective equipment
- Electrical safety auditing
- Guidance to assist the company with criteria, protocols, and documentation to determine if the worker is qualified to perform a specific task
- Guidance in providing safe work practices utilizing NFPA 70E Requirements