About this course…
A practical and intensive training program designed to enhance attendees’ safety while working on or near a collector system and substation equipment. Safety training requirements and safe work practices for electrical workers are covered using the NFPA 70E, NESC, and Fed OSHA regulations including 29CFR1910.331‐.335 and selected parts of 29CFR1910.269. PPE covered in this class includes hard hats, safety glasses, arc‐ rated vs. FR clothing, arc‐rated flash suits, insulated hand tools, live‐line tools, rubber insulating gloves and rubber insulating blankets. Classroom lectures will be supplemented with tests and practical exercises intended to reinforce best practices for operations and safety.
Who should attend…
Technicians, site managers, and safety personnel involved in the operation and maintenance of wind farm collector systems and substation equipment.
Basic knowledge of electrical systems.
Course Length 3 days (24 contact hours)
Each open-enrollment student will receive a course text and a copy of NFPA 70E.
- Equipment overview
- Electrical safety basics
- Hazards of electricity
- Inspecting PPE
- Medium‐voltage detection exercise pad‐mounted transformer isolation exercise substation switching exercise
- Arc flash and shock boundaries
- Safeguards for personnel protection
- Job hazard/safety analysis
- Placing equipment in an electrically ‐ safe work condition
- Hazards of de‐energized equipment
- Testing for the absence of voltages
- Personal protective equipment (PPE)