This two-day training is taught by senior electrical professionals, each with over 40 years experience on electrical power systems from 750V to 500kV. Substation engineers and maintenance staff responsible for medium voltage systems up to 25kV and to utility personnel responsible for 69kV to 500kV systems are our regular attendees.
This training combines in-depth exploration of the Workplace Electrical Safety standarda: NFPA70E and CSA Z462-18, as well as practical workshops assessing and mitigating hazards for anyone working on or near high voltage systems.
In the last 40 years, several thousand international participants have learned to recognize high voltage hazards created by electrical systems, equipment and devices and determined the controls used to protect themselves from these hazards.
This program is taught by certified electrical professionals with decades of field experience and solid credentials as professional adult learning instructors and includes professionally designed slides, videos and extensive use of case studies. It examines the electrical hazards found in industry and stresses the importance of the individual employee proactively recognizing hazards and applying safe work practices with the goal of zero incidents.
Who should attend:
Substation electricians, industrial electricians, engineers, commercial and industrial electricians, instrumentation mechanics, technicians, managers and safety professionals.
You will be able to:
After the training you will be able to: Safely operate and maintain High Voltage systems. Work confidently using established safety procedures. Organize HV workers under your lead. Communicate fluently regarding your High Voltage systems. Avoid accidents and injuries. Comply with provincial/state and federal legislative requirements.
I. Electrical Accidents
Objective – Realize the damage electricity can cause to the human body and understand the basic principles of safety in normal and abnormal conditions.
- Electrical Faults
- Electrical Accidents
II. CSA Z462
Objective – Understand how to relate and apply the Arc Flash mitigation guidelines as set out by the Canadian Standards Association:
- Limits of approach for electrical shock and flash hazards
- Arc flash parameters
- Determine curable burn distance during a short circuit
- Determine energy released during a short circuit
- Techniques for reducing arc flash energy
- Selection of proper personal protective equipment (PPE)
- Review the three types of electrical hazards: electrocution, arc flash, and arc blast
- Describe conditions required for each to occur
- Describe procedures to reduce these hazards
- Describe the impact of voltage,amperage and time on the level of electrocution and flash hazard
- Describe fault current available
- Review calculation methods for a supply transformer
- Describe the impact of fault current on the level of electrical hazard
III. Recognizing Hazards
Objective – Learn to recognise all energy sources and hazards created by various electrical equipment and devices:
- Power Transformers
- Instrument Transformers
- Fault Currents
- Circuit Breakers
- Protection relays
- Electric Motors
- Emergency Systems
IV. Management Control
Objective – Understand legislation and apply methodologies to comply:
- Electrical Code
- Purchasing Controls
- Engineering Controls
V. Safety Documentation
Objective – Establish an accessible and usable system of practice that will protect both life and liability:
- Safe Work Practices
- Safe Work Procedures
- Codes of Practice
- Operating Procedures
- Permits & Clearances
- Switching Procedures
VI. Physical Equipment
Objective – Gain a comprehensive knowledge of the required PPE and ancillary High Voltage safety equipment available:
- Personal Protective Equipment
- Safety Equipment
- Signs and Barriers
- Equipment Protection
VII. Field Control
Objective – Understand and apply preventative and post accident meetings, analyses and reports:
- Job Planning
- Pre-job Meeting
- Hazard Identification
- Hazard Reporting
VIII. Work Methods
Objective – Learn and apply safe practical skills:
- Limits of Approach
- Switching Practices
Objective – Learn the dangers of and how induced currents and ground gradients are produced and how to safely select, install and maintain temporary grounds for protection of the worker.
- Describe potential gradients as they relate to ground faults
- Describe how and where step, touch, mesh, and transferred potentials may appear during a ground fault
- Induced Voltages
- Safe Grounding Procedures
- Grounding and dissipation of residual energy
- Temporary Grounds
Objective – Interpret and use a single line diagram to write a switching sequence to safely isolate an electrical device for work. Validate existing operating orders and switching procedures. Develop and maintain mandated documentation for all electrical equipment isolation and maintenance work.
- Single Line Diagrams
- Using Prints
- Electrical System Drawings
- Safety Documentation
- Switching Workshop
XI. Job Planning
Objective – Carry out Hazard/Risk Analysis in determining the degree and extent of hazards for maintenance tasks on all electrical equipment.
- Necessity of job planning to safely perform task
- Hazard Control Workshop
- Job Planning Worksheet
Selected Training Course: Arc Flash and HV/MV Safety Training For Qualified Electrical Engineer Certification
Duration: Two Days (8AM to 4PM)
After you submit the training request, you will be contacted by training management via email for scheduling details.
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