Basic Electrical Safety

This course provides a basic understanding of electricity, how it works, and electrical safety.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

  • : 20 Minute
  • : 80 / 0
  • : English
  • : Yes
  • : Yes
Categories
  • Electrical

Course overview

BASIC ELECTRICAL SAFETY COURSE OVERVIEW

This program, Basic Electrical Safety in the Workplace, trains employees to have a basic understanding of electricity and how it works. It covers the different types of electricity such as low voltage, high voltage, and static electricity, all with the purpose of training employees to be more aware of electrical safety. This video is perfect for non-electricians, including maintenance workers and machine operators, and anyone else who works with and around electrical tools and equipment.

BASIC ELECTRICAL SAFETY ONLINE COURSE TOPICS

  • Basic electrical terminology and definitions
  • Electrical hazard awareness
  • Common mistakes made and how to acquire safe work practices
  • How to respond to an electrical problem

ELECTRICAL SAFETY TRAINING ONLINE COURSE TOPICS

Energy Flow and Barriers

  • Insulation factors
  • Safety basics
  • Barriers
  • Grounding and bonding

Induction

  • What is induction?
  • Effects of electrostatic induction
  • Effects of electromagnetic induction
  • Testing procedures for induction
  • Electrostatic discharge (ESD)
  • Effects of ESD
  • Principles of static electricity control

Step and Touch Potential

  • Effects of step and touch potentials
  • Effects of a ground fault
  • Best protection against step and touch potentials
  • How shocks can be received from step and touch potentials
  • Types of ground mats and their uses

Electricity and the Human Body

  • Five primary hazards associated with electricity and its use
  • Major factors which contribute to the effects of electricity on the human body
  • Delayed effects associated with electricity on the human body

Electrical Shock and Arc Flash Hazards

  • Two types of boundary limitations for electrically operated equipment
  • Qualified and unqualified personnel
  • Limited approach boundary
  • Restricted approach boundary
  • Prohibited approach boundary
  • Flash protection boundary
  • Shock hazard analysis
  • Purpose of flash hazard analysis
  • Equipment labels and the content of the label
  • Example of a generic label
  • Examples of labels in use

Safety Training for the Qualified Worker

  • Importance of recognizing when you are qualified or not qualified to perform a task
  • ?Limited approach boundary? for unqualified personnel and the ?prohibited approach boundary? for qualified workers
  • Use of voltage-related electrical gloves
  • Protective clothing and equipment that qualified workers must wear and use
  • Procedures for de-energizing equipment and verifying a zero energy state

Personal Protective Equipment

  • Recognizing when PPE is required
  • Types of PPE necessary under certain circumstances
  • PPE limitations
  • Proper care and maintenance of PPE

Safe Work Procedures

  • Safe work procedures or special precautionary techniques
  • Operating procedures necessary to operate specific equipment
  • Special precautionary techniques necessary to operate equipment
  • Hazard assessment and risk evaluation process

Corded Electrical Equipment, Extensions Cords, Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters, and Circuit Protection Devices

  • Hazards associated with the use of power tools
  • Care and proper use of power tools
  • Selection of extension cords and Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCI)
  • Safe use of extension cords
  • Circuit protection devices
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