Electrical Safety

This course is designed for those who are required to work with Hazardous Energy. All workers who may be exposed to such energy must receive education and training in identifying it and implementing appropriate controls based on written procedures.

Duration: 4 Hours
Method of Instruction: Classroom
Max Class Size: 12 Students

Call 250-751-4295 for further detail or questions.

NOTE: All courses can be tailored to include company specific information

Course Outline / Syllabus

Electrical Safety:

  1.  Definitions
    • De-Energization and Lockout
    • Low Voltage versus High Voltage
    • Step and Touch Potential
    • Arc Flash
  2. Electrical Hazards in Construction
    • Overhead hazards and limits of approach
    • New construction
  3. Regulations and Jurisdiction
    • WorkSafe BC
    • Technical Safety BC
    • BC One Calls & BC Hydro
  4. Responsibilities of the Team
    • Employer, Supervisor, Worker
  5. How to Protect Yourself
    • De-energization/Lockout
    • Procedures
    • Personal Protective Equipment
  6. When is Lockout Required?
    • Normal Work vs. Maintenance
    • When Guarding is in Place
  7. Lockout Procedures Review
    • Expectations & Specific Procedures
    • Group Lockout
    • Alternate Procedures
    • Lock Removal

Locating Utilities:

  1. Planning
    • BC One call
    • Pre-project Hazard Assessment
    • Site Safety Management Plan
    • Emergency Response Plan
    • Toolbox/Safety Meeting
  2. Isolation Procedures
  3. Coming Across Unexpected Utilites

Handling Emergency Situations:

  1. How to deal with step and touch potential
  2. Keeping Others Safe
  3. Communication Plan
  4. Protocols/ Procedures