QEST offers qualified person training courses for NFPA 70E Low Voltage Qualified (those that work with or are exposed to 50V to 600V) and NFPA 70E High Voltage Qualified (those that work with or are exposed to 601V to 69kV). The standard requires workers exposed to electrical hazards to be trained as either qualified or task qualified. These training courses meet the requirement.
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NFPA 70E 110.2(A) specifies required training for Qualified Persons:
(1) Qualified Person. A qualified person shall be trained and knowledgeable in the construction and operation of equipment or a specific work method and be trained to identify and avoid the electrical hazards that might be present with respect to that equipment or work method.
a) Such persons shall also be familiar with the proper use of the special precautionary techniques, applicable electrical policies and procedures, PPE, insulating and shielding materials, and insulated tools and test equipment.
b) A person can be considered qualified with respect to certain equipment and tasks but still be unqualified for others.
c) Such persons permitted to work within the limited approach boundary shall, at a minimum, be additionally trained in all of the following:
1) Skills and techniques necessary to distinguish exposed energized electrical conductors and circuit parts from other parts of electrical equipment
2) Skills and techniques necessary to determine the nominal voltage of exposed energized conductors and circuit parts
3) Approach distances specified in Table 130.4(D)(a) and Table 130.4(D)(b) and the corresponding voltages to which the qualified person will be exposed
4) Decision-making process necessary to be able to do the following:
a. Perform the job safety planning
b. Identify electrical hazards
c. Assess the associated risk
d. Select the appropriate risk control methods from the hierarchy of control identified in 110.1 (G), including personal protective equipment
d) An employee who is undergoing on-the-job training for the purpose of obtaining the skills and knowledge necessary to be considered a qualified person, and who in the course of such training demonstrates an ability to perform specific duties safely at his or her level of training, and who is under the direct supervision of a qualified person shall be considered to be a qualified person for the performance of those specific duties.
e) Employees shall be trained to select an appropriate test instrument and shall demonstrate how to use a device to verify the absence of voltage, including interpreting indications provided by the device. The training shall include information that enables the employee to understand all limitations of each test instrument that might be used.
f) The employer shall determine through regular supervision or through inspections conducted on at least an annual basis that each employee is complying with the safety-related work practices required by this standard.
The NFPA 70E Low Voltage is 8 hours of Continued Education Units (CEUs).
The NFPA 70E High Voltage is 6 hours of Continued Education Units (CEUs).