08 Jun

Qualified Persons Only to Work on Energized Equipment

Qualified Persons - NFPA-70EQualified Persons Only Permitted to Work on Energized Equipment! But who is qualified to work on energized equipment? According to NFPA 70E-2015, QUALIFIED persons means:

“One who has demonstrated skills and knowledge related to the construction and operation of electrical equipment and installations and has received safety training to identify and avoid the hazards involved.”

NFPA 70E: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace®. Originally developed at OSHA’s request, NFPA 70E responds to the latest information about the effects of arc flash, arc blast, and direct current (dc) hazards, and recent developments in electrical design and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

Preventive maintenance including inspection, testing, and servicing of electrical equipment should be done on a regular basis. Contact Reuter Hanney, The Electrical Power Specialists, today at bids@reuterhanney.com for a review of your company’s electrical equipment needs and to learn more about safety, and safety maintenance procedures.