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Electrical Safety Training

Any employees working on or near exposed energized electrical equipment are at serious risk of arc flash, shocks, electrocution, and burns if not properly trained. California Occupational Safety & Health Association (Cal/OSHA) mandates specific electrical safety training to protect these workers from hazardous energy sources.

CDMS offers comprehensive electrical safety training tailored to your company’s equipment and exposures. Our expert instructors cover key topics like hazard awareness, proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), establishing an electrically safe work condition, energized work permits, and arc flash protection.

Through case studies and hands-on skills practice, your maintenance crews will gain the knowledge and techniques to work on electrical systems safely.

Let CDMS ensure your team is effectively trained on electrical hazards, protective measures, safe work practices, and emergency response as required by Cal/OSHA. Invest in your employees’ safety and compliance.

Regulatory bodies
  • OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Association)
  • Cal/OSHA (California Occupational Safety & Health Association)
  • NFPA (National Fire Prevention Association)
Who needs it

Employees who work with electrical equipment that has a potential for electrical dangers.

Regulation reference
  • 29 CFR 1910 Subpart S.
  • 8 CCR 2320.1 to 2974.
  • NFPA 70E.
What our training provides:

The training covers:

  • Electrical hazards and risk assessment
  • Proper PPE and tools
  • Establishing an electrically safe work condition
  • Energized electrical work permits and requirements
  • Arc flash protection, boundaries, and standards

Approx. 1 hour in length

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How often must employees receive electrical safety training?
Initial training upon assignment to duties. Annual refresher training is required.

When is electrical safety training required?
For any workers performing electric work on installations over 50V.

What qualifications must trainers have?
Competent understanding of electrical standards and effective instructional skills.

What topics must be covered in training?
Hazards, risk assessment, establishing an electrically safe work condition, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), tools.

How should electrical training courses be documented?
With sign-in sheets listing date, topics, trainer, and trainee signatures.

What materials help reinforce electrical safety lessons?
Videos, handouts, case studies, demos of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), tools and instruments.

When does retraining become necessary?
If new equipment, tasks, or procedures are introduced.

What are common electrical training mistakes?
Focusing overly on theory versus hands-on skills application.

How can supervisors support ongoing safe electrical work practices?
Consistent encouragement, coaching, answering questions.

What should be covered regarding electrical Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)?
Proper selection, inspection, use and limitations.

Should electrical training address emergency response?
Yes, it should cover first aid, CPR, incident reporting, and rescue.

How can electrical training effectiveness be measured?
Evaluating skills assessments and testing comprehension of key concepts.

Who oversees electrical training requirements?
Primarily federal OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Association) and also Cal/OSHA (California Occupational Safety & Health Association)

How long should electrical safety training records be retained?
At least 3 years, but longer is better practice.

Is hands-on training required?
Yes, hands-on skills practice and evaluation is critical.

What are risks of inadequate electrical safety training?
Increased injuries, fatalities, fire hazards, equipment damage, and regulatory violations.

Can unqualified employees work on electricity independently?
No, they must be directly supervised by a qualified electrical worker.

Should temporary or contract workers be trained?
Yes, host employers must ensure all workers are properly trained.

When is refresher training needed?
Refresher training should be completed at least annually.

What are possible penalties for lack of training?
Occupational Safety & Health Association (OSHA) citations, fines, criminal charges for serious violations.