*Electrical Safety (Complete Course)
The lessons in this course were designed to provide training for electricians, mechanics, and others working with or around electricity. The lessons in this course provide an understanding of electricity focused on increased awareness and prevention of industrial accidents.
- Describe the need to make electrical safety habits second-nature.
- Describe the safe loading of circuits and basic rules when working around electricity.
- Describe the dangers of static electricity and methods for controlling static electricity.
- Identify the correct type of fire extinguisher to use on an electrical fire.
- Describe how voltage, current, and resistance are related.
- Identify safety considerations when using an extension cord.
- Select the correct extension cord by rating.
- Demonstrate the correct method of inspecting and handling extension cords.
- Identify the proper procedure for inspecting portable electric hand tools.
- Define the purpose of a Ground Fault Interrupter (GFI).
- Describe how accidental electric shock can occur.
- Describe the affects various amounts of current have on the human body.
- Identify the factors that influence body resistance to electric shock.
- Describe how various current paths through the body affect the severity of electric shock.
- Identify alerting techniques warning of electrical hazards.
- Describe the need to lock and tag a de-energized circuit before working on the circuit.
- Describe who is ‘Qualified’ according to OSHA.
- Define PPE and follow safe work habits; Identify and use alerting techniques.
- Properly use barriers.
- Identify the need for an attendant and the requirements for being ‘Qualified’.
- Describe hazards for which gloves should be worn and factors to consider when selecting gloves.
- Identify proper practices for inspecting gloves and sleeves prior to use.
- Identify proper practices for repairing gloves and sleeves.
- Identify proper practices for wear and care of gloves and sleeves.
- Identify approved protective eyewear and types of hazards for which it offers protection.
- Identify proper practices for putting on and taking off protective eyewear.
- Identify proper practices for inspecting protective eyewear.
- Identify proper practices for caring for protective eyewear.
- Explain the protection provided by helmets.
- Identify the level of protection offered by Class A and Class B helmets.
- Identify proper methods for inspecting a helmet.
- Identify proper methods for wearing and maintaining a helmet.
- Identify safeguards other than PPE worn on the body.
- Identify proper methods for using rubber insulating equipment.
- Identify proper uses of matting.
- Identify the safety features provided by insulating tools and how to use them properly.
- Identify proper methods for using fuse pullers.
- Identify proper methods for using barriers.
- Identify proper methods for using ropes and handlines.
- Working Safely with Electricity: This is the first lesson in the Electrical Safety Course. This lesson forms the foundation for the other lessons in Electrical Safety Course. The lesson explains safe work habits and basic safety rules that should be used when working around electricity. The importance of safely using circuits, the dangers of static electricity and the methods used to control it, is discussed. The use of fire extinguishers and how to identify the correct type of fire extinguisher to use on an electrical fire is also presented.
- Electrical Circuits and Supplies: This is the second lesson in the Electrical Safety Course. This lesson explains the relationship between voltage, current and resistance. It also demonstrates the correct method for selecting, inspecting, and handling extension cords and portable electric hand tools, and the purpose of ground fault interrupters is explained.
- Electrical Shock: The third lesson in the Electrical Safety Course describes the effects electrical current has on the human body. Proper methods of removing a victim from an energized circuit are discussed. Who is “qualified” to perform a particular task and alerting techniques are introduced.
- Electrical Person Protective Equipment: This is the fourth lesson in the Electrical Safety Course. This lesson defines personal protective equipment. The need for various alerting techniques, barriers, and attendants, and their roles is discussed, as well as the importance of following safe work habits. In addition, the lesson reinforces the requirements for being “qualified” for a particular task introduced in lesson 3, Electrical Shock.
- Protective Gloves and Sleeves: The fifth lesson in the Electrical Safety Course discusses the types and classes of protective gloves and sleeves used when working around electricity. The lesson identifies the proper practices for inspecting, repairing, wearing, and maintaining gloves and sleeves.
- Eye and Face Protection: This is the sixth lesson in the Electrical Safety Course. This lesson explains the importance of eye and face protection, as well as the proper practices for its inspections, care, and wear.
- Protective Helmets: This is the seventh lesson in the Electrical Safety Course. This lesson explains the protection provided by helmets, and the proper methods of inspection, wearing, and maintaining a helmet.
- General Protective Equipment: This is the eighth lesson in the Electrical Safety Course. This lesson presents information about safeguards, other than Personal Protective Equipment worn on the body, used when working with or around electricity. Inspection, repair, and care of general protective equipment, and proper use of this equipment are presented.