Electrical Safety Training

Electricity powers our modern world. However, electrocution is one of the leading causes of industrial fatalities. It can also cause painful shocks, damage equipment, and ignite flammable materials, which can result in injured employees and unnecessary costs for a company. In order to prevent injury, fatalities, and preventable costs for your company, ensure that all of your employees have received up-to-date electrical safety training.

Always remember to de-energize hazards and follow the lockout/tagout (LO/TO) procedure during repair or inspections. The concept of this procedure is to diminish the source of power by utilizing locks and tags. The locks keep the electrical lines unable to be restored during repairs and the tags alert other employees to not power on the energy source while it is being serviced.

It is important to never use defective tools or equipment. Don’t use tools or equipment too close to energized parts. The LO/TO method requires the use of several devices. Lockout devices include valve clamps, wedges, chains, padlocks, pins, or key blocks. These tools will cut off the energy supply and allow repairs and inspections to be made without the risk of energy supplies being reconnected during them. Tagouts should always be used as a warning sign and never as a lockout device. Tagouts must be easy to see, read, difficult to remove, and durable.

Follow proper guidelines for isolating energy sources and be sure that employees have a well-rounded understanding of procedures and all aspects of electricity and how it powers the equipment and tools they operate. Retrain your employees with SCORM compliant, easy-to-use e-learning materials. Contact ITC Learning today to learn more about electrical safety training courses.