Monday, June 18, 2018 at 8:00 AM CDT
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 4:00 PM CDT

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Potawatomi Carter Casino Hotel 
618 State Hwy 32
Wabeno, WI 54566

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Tamarr Vollmar 
Potawatomi Carter Casino Hotel 

ARC Flash Electrical Safety

NFPA 70E Training

($425.00 Discount - if attended at Potawatomi Carter Casino Hotel)

Course Overview:

In addition to keeping workers safe, this course is designed to help companies fulfill their legal requirements relative to

OSHA 29 CFR Part 1910, Subpart S Electrical, and NFPA 70E "Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace".

Employers are required to follow the law which will help them avoid lawsuits and keep their workers safe. Knowing the OSHA Qualified Electrical Worker definition and understanding how it is applied to your specific situation will keep you and your workers out of trouble. This course is designed to help you get your organization up to speed and workers properly trained as quickly and thoroughly as possible.

OSHA 1910.399 specifically defines a qualified person as "One who has received training and and has demonstrated skills and knowledge in the construction and operation of electric equipment and installations and the hazards involved."


Day One - Discussion Topics

Day One begins with basic electrical safety and qualified electrical worker requirements.  From there, the class will examine the hazards of electricity including the components specific to arc flash accompanied by how to identify and prevent possible accidents.  Safe work practices are then covered including LOTO and proper PPE.

Electrical Safety & the Qualified Electrical Worker

  • Background, Responsibilities & Requirements
  • Safety Standard Types: NFPA 70E & Others
  • OSHA Electrical Safety Regulations Overview
  • Understanding Definitions

Electrical Hazards

  • Power of Electricity
  • Shock, Arc-Flash & Arc-blast
  • How to Identify Electrical Hazards
  • Damage to People and Equipment
  • Dangers of Static Electricity
  • Accident Prevention
  • Emergency Response

Safety Related Work Practices

  • Work Related Definitions
  • General Requirements
  • Establishing Safe Work Conditions
  • Electrical Lockout / Tagout
  • Working On or Near Energized Parts
  • Determining Proper Approach Distances
  • Securing Energized Work Permits
  • Understanding an Arc Flash Analysis
  • Reading Arc Flash One Line Diagrams
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Day Two - Discussion Topics

Day Two continues with discussions on the safety requirements for proper maintenance and for special equipment  The focus moves to how employees can plan and implement an electrical safety program in their own facility that will comply with NFPA requirements  Finally, the class concludes by discussing some of the important changes the code cycle us undergone since the last version in 2012.

Safety Related Maintenance Requirements

  • Understanding General Requirements
  • Common Electrical Equipment
  • Premises Wiring
  • Controller Equipment
  • Fuses & Circuit Breakers
  • Rotating Equipment
  • Hazardous (Classified) Locations
  • Batteries & Battery Rooms
  • Portable Electrical Tools & Equipment (PPR)

Requirements for Special Equipment

  • Electrolytic Cells
  • Batteries & Battery Rooms
  • Lasers
  • Power Electronic Equipment

Electrical Safety Program

  • Planning an Electrical Safety Program
  • Implementation
  • Complying with NFPA 70E
  • Interpreting Arc Flash Analysis Reports
  • Determining your PPE Requirements
  • Documentation of Records

Day Three - Discussion Topics

Day Three consists of exercises and the NFPA 70E certification exam.

Skills Improvement and ATMT Certification

Students Perform the Following Tasks & Exercises

  • Determine the minimum Hazard Risk Category for Specific Equipment
  • Perform the 3 Point Testing Method
  • Select the appropriate Voltage Detector
  • Review and Understand a Short Circuit Calculation Example
  • Use Tables NFPA 70E 130.7(C)(15)(a) and 130.7(C)(16) accurately
  • Complete an Energized Work Permit
  • Perform a Job Briefing
  • Complete a Hazard Risk Assessment
  • Complete a blank Arc Flash Label
  • Complete an Outside Contractor Agreement
  • Determine the Limited, Restricted and Prohibited Boundaries
  • Review and take the ATMT Electrical Safety Certification Exam