Electrical Safety For Utilities

Source: AVO Training Institute, Inc.

Utility maintenance personnel are exposed to hazardous voltages on a routine basis. To ensure safe work practices, personnel must understand safety regulations, electrical hazards and the use of safe work procedures and protective equipment. Applying safety regulations properly is essential to preventing accidents and loss of life.

This course is intended for new, multi-craft or experienced electricians, linemen, substation technicians, engineers, supervisors and safety managers that install, maintain, repair, troubleshoot or work around power generation, transmission and distribution equipment. This course meets the mandated training requirements of OSHA 1910.332 and .269. The student should have basic knowledge of AC/DC electricity.     

Course duration: 4 days
3.2 CEU

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the hazards of electricity and effects
  • Select appropriate personal protective equipment for a variety of applications
  • Utilize safe work practices for work on or around metal clad switchgear, substation equipment and transmission equipment
  • Explain installation and testing of permanent and temporary grounding systems for personal protection
  • Explain the application of gloving, sticking and bare-handing
  • Apply lockout/tagout procedures, energized work permits, and overhead line clearances
  • Interpret applicable regulations

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