This training course will familiarize students with the occupational safety and health concerns which should be inherent in every electrical system.
In the designing, operating and maintenance of electrical systems, the engineer must consider the health and safety hazards associated with electrical components as well as the safety of the surrounding community from fires, shocks and explosions. Also included in the training are basic concepts of electrical systems require for both entry-level and experienced electrical professionals to effectively go about their duties on the job.
- Ohm’s law
- Types of electrical faults
- Short circuits
- Overcurrent Protective Devices
- Interruption Rating
- Current limitation
- Circuit Breakers
- Circuit Protection Checklist
» An introduction to safety and some basic electrical engineering concepts
- Hazard control as a design criterion
- Review of the fundamentals of electricity and circuits
» Electrical shock hazards and controls, and inadvertent activation of equipment
- What is electric shock
- Effects of shock on the human body
- Shock hazards in special environments
- Controlling the shock hazard
- Conclusions regarding shocks
» Ignition of flammable and combustible materials and explosives
- Mechanics of fire
- Characteristics of combustion
- Explosive atmospheres
- Electrical phenomena as an ignition source
- Methods to control ignition hazards
- Overheating, damage to equipment, electrical explosions
» History of Electrical Safety
- Electrical Safety Organizations
- General Duty Clause
- NFPA, IEEE, NRTL, NEMA, ANSI, ANSI, ASTM and NECA
- Professional liability.
Engineers and Technicians involved in the Process Industry and other allied industries who require an appreciation and deeper
understanding of electrical systems and safety requirements associated with them.
- Understand at a deeper level the fundamentals of electrical systems
- Be more conscious of hazards associated with electrical systems
- Understand different techniques of electrical hazard control
- View an electrical shock from an anatomical perspective and understand how to prevent it.
- Become aware of the mechanisms associated with electrical fire.
- Get an historical perspective of electrical safety
- Understand electrical codes and standards associated with electrical safety
- Get a deeper understanding of the mechanism and mechanics of more serious electrical hazards like arc flashes and arc blasts
- Become competent in analyzing electrical hazards.