Arc Flash PPE Safety Awareness Training Course

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Organisation profile

Powerpoint Engineering Ltd is the industry expert in providing specialised electrical testing products, services & training. We are the market leader in Ireland in niche industries such as Arc Flash PPE,Lockout/Tagout, Electrical Safety Equipment, Energy Monitoring, having built up the necessary expertise, reputation and distribution agencies. Customers include generating stations, utility companies, manufacturing plants, facility managers, engineers, safety consultants & electrical contractors

Training aim

Personnel undertaking service or maintenance work on industrial equipment will get a good overview of  Arc Flash hazards and the importance of wearing appropriate Arc Flash PPE.

Learning objectives

On completion of the course you will have a very good understanding of:

•             What is Arc Flash?

•             Arc Flash Hazards and Incidents

•             Arc Flash Legislation & Standards – a brief overview 

•             Arc Flash Boundary and  Labelling on Electrical Panels

•             Arc Flash PPE - Certification, Standards and Ratings

•             Arc Flash PPE - different types of garments

•             Arc Flash PPE - Proper Use and Care Guide 

Course outline

Types of Arc Flash & Intensity

Arc Flash Hazards – Causes, Incidents & Injuries

Health and Safety Legislation in Ireland & UK - brief overview

Arc Flash Standards including IEEE 1584 Standard& NFPA 70E

Arc Flash Boundary & Labelling on Electrical Panels

Arc Flash PPE – Understanding Certification, Standards, Arc Rating & Symbols

The Role of Protective Workwear against Arc Flash

Types of Arc Flash PPE

Arc Flash PPE – Proper Use & Care Guide

Trainer's profile

Cathal McGrath has over 10 years’ experience in the electrical industry and 4 years as a Trainer. Qualifications include:

•             FETAC Level 6 - -Train the Trainer

•             FPX Leadership and Project Management

•             FETAC Level 6 - -Electrician

•             City & Guilds Level 3 – Inspection,Testing & Verification of Electrical Equipment

In addition to this, Cathal has excellent Arc FLash PPE knowledge as we are authorised distributors for the main suppliers including ProGARM, Fristads, Tranemo and Roots.

Course duration

2 hours to be held in Portlaoise or on-site.

Assessment & certification

We are accredited by NSAI to ISO Standard 9001:2008. On passing an examination, you will be issued with a Certificate of Completion.

Who should attend

Personnel including EH&S Personnel, Safety Officers, Plant Managers, Engineers, Maintenance and Operatives undertaking service or maintenance work on industrial equipment.