How to become a qualified electrical worker

How to become a qualified electrical worker

Have you ever tried to figure out if you or someone you work with would be considered a qualified electrical worker? Or did you already think you were qualified through your many years of service with the company? Well… in either case you might want to keep reading because most of the prerequisites for being a qualified worker are not being met by a staggering amount of people who are performing electrical work.

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How often is arc flash training required?

How often is arc flash training required?

if you want to assume you can just satisfy the absolute minimum requirement and ignore all the caveats that surround it… then your answer is every 3 years. But, if you’ve given it as much thought I as have and want to make sure that the training is effective… then it get’s a bit more complicated. In this article I want to share some of my thoughts on the matter.

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Arc flash training: 13 learning objectives your course needs to cover

Arc flash training: 13 learning objectives your course needs to cover

Are you wondering what topics your arc flash training needs to cover in order for you to be in compliance? Then you’re in the right place. Because today I’m going to lay out 13 learning objectives that you must have in your training as well as the specifics on what to cover in each one.

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The fundamentals of temporary protective grounding for electrical workers

The fundamentals of temporary protective grounding for electrical workers

Protective grounding techniques have been developed to protect workers from working on lines that are mistakenly thought to be de-energized or accidentally re-energized by some other means (switching, relays, induction, equipment failure, backfeed, etc.).

This article will review some of the most important aspects of temporary protective grounding and help you understand what to look for when selecting, inspecting and using them.

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What Is Electrical Safety Consulting All About Anyway?

What Is Electrical Safety Consulting All About Anyway?

When people ask me the age-old question, "So what do you do?", I often wonder what my answer of "Electrical safety consulting" means to them.

I wonder if they picture me explaining to someone the dangers of phishing a burnt bagel out of a toaster with a fork, or straightening their hair while sitting in the bath.

Sometimes I'll add the word industrial which should at least shift the thought of the toaster to the lunch room at work. 

But in all seriousness, I wanted to write this article to make sure those who do have a need for electrical safety consulting can have an appreciation for what it's all about.

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