Electrical Safety

univ_compabile-smCOURSE DESCRIPTION:

This online course provides a well-rounded approach to electrical safety basics and will increase understanding of the dangers of electricity from a shock protection as well as an arc flash protection point of view. With an increase in reported injuries or deaths associated with the use of electricity, electrical safety is becoming a more prominent health and safety topic in industry. Canada’s newest electrical standard, the CSA Z462-08, outlines the requirement for safeguarding workers from electrical hazards.

COURSE DURATION:

Approximately 2 hours.

ASSESSMENT:

Testing conducted throughout this course is designed to reinforce the information presented. A mark of 80% must be achieved in order to receive a certificate of completion. Participants are able to repeat the course twice if the pass mark is not achieved. Supplemental materials necessary to complete this course can be accessed online.

CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION:

Upon successful completion of this online course, a certificate of completion will be available for download and printing.

TOPICS COVERED:

Upon successful completion of the program, you will be knowledgeable and/or demonstrate proficiency in:

  • Energy Flow and Barriers
    • Insulation
    • Safety basics
    • Barriers
    • Grounding and bonding
  • Induction
    • What is induction?
    • Electrostatic induction
    • Electromagnetic induction
    • Induction testing procedures
    • Basics of electrostatic discharge (ESD)
    • Effects of electrostatic discharge (ESD)
    • Principles of static control
    • Static control products
  • Step and Touch Potential
    • Effects of step and touch potentials
    • Effects of a ground fault
    • Protection against step and touch potentials
    • How a worker may receive an electric shock from step and touch potentials
    • Ground mats and their uses
  • Electricity and the Human Body
    • Five primary electrical hazards
    • Major factors which contribute to the effects of electricity on the body
    • Delayed effects associated with electricity on the body
  • Electrical Shock and Arc Flash Hazards: Approach Boundaries
    • Types of boundary limitations
    • Qualified vs. unqualified personnel
    • Limited approach boundary
    • Restricted approach boundary
    • Prohibited approach boundary
    • Arc flash protection boundary
    • Electric shock hazard analysis
    • Equipment labels
  • Electrical Safety Training for Qualified Electrical Employees
    • Distinguishing appropriate qualifications for tasks
    • Limited approach boundary for unqualified persons
    • Voltage rated electrical gloves
    • Personal protective equipment
    • Procedures for de-energizing equipment and verifying zero energy state
  • Personal Protective Equipment
    • When Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is required
    • Types of necessary Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
    • Limitations of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Safe Work Procedures
    • Importance of a safe work procedure
    • How to develop a safe work procedure
    • Hazard assessments and risk evaluation
  • Corded Electrical Equipment
    • Care and use of power tools
    • Power tool hazards
  • Extension Cords
    • Selection, use, and care of an extension cord
  • Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter
    • Types of ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCI)
  • Circuit Protection Devices
    • The use of fuses and circuit breakers