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Electrical Safety Training

Aggie Safety Support prioritizes electrical safety across diverse settings, mitigating risks, and fostering safer environments. Our approach includes comprehensive measures, training, and continuous improvement for effective electrical safety programs.

Industry Requirements

Electrical Safety Training & Audits

Electrical safety is crucial in various settings, including homes, workplaces, and industrial environments. Electrical hazards can lead to serious injuries or fatalities, as well as damage to property.

AGGIE SAFETY, with its expert professionals with industry experience and unique programs, can help you achieve compliance and safe work culture at your facilities.

We have 25 years’ of experience in solving business problems. We understand what exposures you face and what is needed to reduce your risk of loss. From compliance problems to written employment and safety policies, we’re the company you can trust.

We offer basic and advanced safety services customized to meet your electrical company’s specific safety needs, including customizable training, field safety consulting, and ongoing safety program management. Our experienced safety professionals will evaluate your current safety program and provide consultation to enable your organization to achieve the next level of safety.

Note: OSHA has specific regulations for electrical safety in the workplace, and employers are required to provide electrical safety training to their employees. It’s important to note that OSHA does not certify trainers, but it does approve training programs and courses that are taught by OSHA-authorized trainers.

Major considerations for Electrical Safety

  1. Qualified Personnel:
    • Ensure that only qualified and authorized personnel work on electrical systems.
    • Provide training and ongoing education for electrical workers.
  2. Electrical Codes and Standards:
    • Adhere to national and local electrical codes and standards.
    • Regularly review and update procedures to reflect changes in regulations.
  3. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):
    • Provide and enforce the use of appropriate PPE, including insulated gloves, eye protection, and flame-resistant clothing.
    • Ensure that PPE is regularly inspected and maintained.
  4. Lockout/Tagout Procedures:
    • Implement and enforce lockout/tagout procedures to isolate electrical systems before maintenance or repairs.
    • Clearly label and document lockout/tagout activities.
  5. Equipment Inspection and Maintenance:
    • Regularly inspect electrical equipment for signs of wear, damage, or overheating.
    • Schedule routine maintenance to address potential issues before they become hazards.
  6. Grounding:
    • Ensure that electrical systems are properly grounded to prevent electric shock.
    • Regularly test and maintain grounding systems.
  7. Electrical Cord Safety:
    • Inspect cords and plugs regularly for damage.
    • Avoid overloading outlets, and use extension cords only when necessary.
  8. Arc Flash Protection:
    • Assess the risk of arc flash incidents and implement appropriate protective measures.
    • Provide arc flash training for workers and ensure they have the necessary PPE.
  9. Safe Work Practices:
    • Establish and enforce safe work practices for electrical tasks.
    • Prohibit shortcuts and ensure that workers follow established procedures.
  10. Emergency Response:
    • Have a well-defined emergency response plan for electrical incidents.
    • Ensure that workers are trained in first aid and know how to respond to electrical shocks.
  11. Electrical Panels and Cabinets:
    • Keep electrical panels and cabinets accessible and free from obstructions.
    • Clearly label circuits, and provide adequate lighting in electrical rooms.
  12. Inspection of Electrical Installations:
    • Periodically inspect electrical installations for compliance with safety standards.
    • Address any issues promptly to prevent potential hazards.
  13. Training and Awareness:
    • Conduct regular training sessions on electrical safety for all personnel.
    • Raise awareness about the risks associated with electricity and the importance of following safety protocols.
  14. Use of Tools and Equipment:
    • Ensure that workers use insulated tools and equipment when working on or near electrical systems.
    • Establish procedures for the proper storage and maintenance of tools.
  15. Hazardous Areas:
    • Identify and mark hazardous areas where electrical work is being performed.
    • Restrict access to these areas to authorized personnel only.
  16. Electrical Fire Safety:
    • Implement fire prevention measures, such as keeping electrical equipment clean and free from dust.
    • Have fire extinguishers readily available and ensure workers know how to use them.
  17. Continuous Improvement:
    • Encourage a culture of continuous improvement in electrical safety.
    • Conduct regular reviews and updates to safety procedures based on incidents, near misses, and industry best practices.

Aggie Safety Support

Your Partner in Creating a Safer Electrical Work Environment

Aggie Safety Support will ensure implementing all the above electrical safety measures, organizations can significantly reduce the risk of electrical accidents and create a safer working environment. Regular training, effective communication, and a commitment to ongoing safety improvements are essential components of an effective electrical safety program.