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Electrical Safety courses formally required by regulations or NCSU policies:

  • CPR/First Aid

This course is required for all personnel who work on exposed electrical circuitry that is greater than or equal to 600 volts (AC or DC).

Personnel who work with communication circuits and DC circuits with a fault current limited to 5 mA (if the energy is less than 10 joules) or less are exempt from this requirement.

Employees who perform safety watch duties must also take this class.

  • Electrical Safety for Non-Qualified Employees

This course is required for all employees who are not qualified electrical workers but face a risk of electric shock that is not reduced to a safe level by the electrical installation requirements. For example, if an employee works near exposed energized electrical conductors in equipment or distribution systems such as open junction boxes, then he or she faces a risk of electric shock and needs this training. Typical attendees include mechanics, painters, carpenters, equipment operators, and their direct supervisors.

  • Electrical Safety, Low and High-Voltage

This course is required for all personnel who construct, install, or maintain electrical equipment (other than R&D equipment). This includes electricians and technicians who install, maintain, or repair energized or de-energized systems and equipment that operate at more than 50 volts, including motors, transformers, breakers, switches, distribution panels, and wiring.

Principal Investigators, managers and supervisors who directly supervise personnel who do this work are also required to take this course. 

  • Lock and Tag for the Control of Hazardous Energy (Authorized Employees)

This course is required for all employees who will perform maintenance on equipment that poses a hazard if accidentally energized.  Principal Investigators, managers, and supervisors who directly supervise personnel who do this work are also required to take this course.

  • Lock and Tag Awareness for Affected Employees (Affected Employees)

This course is required for all employees who work on or near equipment that may be locked or tagged out during service or maintenance, but who do not apply lock and tag themselves, or who apply lock and tag only after an authorized person has applied lock and tag.

  • Lock and Tag – Other Employee General Knowledge (Employees that are classified as Other Employees under the Lockout Tagout Standard)

This course is required for all employees whose work operation are or may be in an area where energy control procedures may be utilized. The instruction includes a brief description of this procedure and the prohibition related to the attempt to restart or reenergize machines or equipment that have been locked or tagged out. 

This training is provided during New Employee Orientation and is also available on the EHSC website (online training).

  • Electrical Safety for R&D Equipment

This course or equivalent training (NCSU Electrical Equipment Design) is required for all personnel who design, maintain, or install laboratory or other research equipment that operates at or more than 50 volts (AC or DC). Such personnel include physicists, engineering scientists, research technicians, equipment designers and assemblers, test engineers, and technicians.

Principal Investigators, managers, and supervisors who directly supervise personnel who do this work are also required to take this course, or its equivalent.

Advanced Electrical Safety Courses

Completion of these supplemental courses is required for specific work assignments and is left to the discretion of the supervisor regarding attendance. The EHSC offers recommendations for off-site courses.

  • NFPA 70E Arc Flash Prevention Training

This training is recommended for electricians, electrical engineers, designers, and others who are involved in the service, installation, or design of electrical systems and equipment. The course will address boundary approach distances, personal protective equipment, and work requirements with energized equipment and systems. This type of training is available from several off-site sources.

  • National Electrical Code Training

This training is recommended for electricians, electrical engineers, designers, and others who are involved in the service, installation, or design of electrical systems and equipment. This type of training is available from several off-site sources.

  • High Voltage Electrical Employee Training (greater than or equal to 600 volts AC)

This training is recommended for Utilities and Engineering Services, Power Systems employees. This type of training is provided by a few several off-site sources. Training requirements and course scheduling is addressed by the High Voltage Engineer or designate