Electrical Safety

Introduction:
The electrical current in regular businesses and homes has enough power to cause death by electrocution. Even changing a light bulb without unplugging the lamp can be hazardous because coming in contact with the "hot" or live part of the socket could kill a person. Electrical accidents, unlike most other industrial accidents, quite often happen to professional and supervisory staff. In some situations they may be at greater risk than the manual staff. In a typical year 47% of electrical accidents in factories in Great Britain involved electrically skilled persons out of a total of 805 reported accidents. Much of the apparatus and working practices have changed but many of the old problems persist and the same electrical accidents are seen time and time again. Throughout the working population one may expect this same pattern to be repeated. The program will be valuable to engineers and technicians working with electrical fields.

Who should attend?
The course curriculum is designed especially for electric power engineers. Supervisors and qualified technicians can get considerable upgrading education. The course is also beneficial for other engineers such as mechanical, communication and petrol engineers.

Program Documents
   Main Hard copy Course CD Additional items upon request.

Objectives:
The program has been designed to meet objectives in both the cognitive and affective educational domains to provide the participants with not only the “what’s” of the electrical work practices but also the “whys”. It meets the requirements for training on "Electrical Safety-Related Work Practices" for those non-electrical support personnel whose work may expose them to the hazard of being near or exposed to electrical parts operating at low, medium or high voltages. It is designed to enhance safety performance of personnel through detailed safety aspects. Also introduces safety management concepts and emergency response planning in power generation plants. This certainly will improve behavior of people and have a safer workplace. Various interactive instructional techniques will be used throughout the course including the use of Participant/Observer role-playing using video case studies of actual accidents to help the participants use the information learned from this course both at work and at home

Program Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to:  Know the First AID of Electrical Safety •Aware of the hazard of electricity •Identify unsafe work practices •Do the right thing by following safe work practices  Describe the Hazards of Electricity  Identify Unsafe Work Practices  Know the Right Way to a Job by Following Safe Work Practices

Course contents:
(EE-141) Electrical Safety 1

Shock 2. Control of staff. Non-electrical causes. Blast Protection Strategies to Avoid Accidents and Injuries Introduction To Electrical Safety            Electrical hazards and electrical safety. Investigations. Consumer safety. Equipment design.below 1000 V Technical advice and expertise Day two: General Safety Practices                Safety Job Hazards Work Area Protection Normal Environmental Impacts Hazardous Environmental Impacts Explosive or Hazardous Vapors Reminder of Electrical Hazards in the Field Dangers From Electric Shock Danger From Arcs and Blasts Protection Against Hazards General Body Protection General Safety Observances Levels of Responsibility Qualifications Lockout/Tag out/Tryout of Hazardous Energy Sources (EE-141) Electrical Safety 1 . Ohms. Permits to work. Arc 3.Day one: Understanding Basic Electricity for Electrical Safety    Volts. Low voltage . Developments in engineering. and Amps Hazards of Electricity 1. Testing and research work etc.

general principles Fire And Explosion Hazards.electronic and solid state Day five: Fire And Explosion Hazards    Fire And Explosion. Training The Nature Of Electrical Injuries Day three: Mechanical causes of electrical failures Failure of electrical insulation Switchgear Day four: Transformer failures Cables and installations Switches and control systems   Control equipment and interlocks Control system.applications Particular fire hazards and Detection Effects of Electrical Energy on Humans (EE-141) Electrical Safety 1 .

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