Electrical ARC Flash Training & Awareness

Duration: 1 days

Course Aim

To provide a basic understanding of arc flash and arc blast (often referred to as electrical flash-over).

Course Objectives

At the end of the course, the trainee will be able to:

  • Differentiate between arc flash and electric shock.
  • Recall hazards, injuries, and indirect consequences related to arc flash and electric shock.
  • Recognize the way approach protection boundaries are determined.
  • Match approach boundary criteria with worker qualifications.
  • Identify necessary training and skills for qualified workers.
  • Recall the primary elements of an electrical safety program.
  • Identify basic procedural steps for lock and tag.
  • Identify the requirements for the use of test instruments and equipment.
  • Recall the requirements, benefits, and components of a job briefing.
  • Identify the requirements, benefits, and components of an energized work permit.
  • Recall PPE responsibilities and requirements related to working around energized electrical equipment and parts

Course Content

  • Primary hazards of electricity
  • Arc flash hazard
  • Shock hazard
  • What is an electric arc
  • Measuring arc flash
  • Legislation/safety policy
  • Arc flash risk assessment
  • How the process work

Who Should Attend?

Electricians who have duty holder responsibilities /managing electrical systems /operating electrical equipment.