Arc Flash Hazard Awareness

A well-rounded approach to the basics of electrical safety

ARC FLASH HAZARD AWARENESS ONLINE COURSE OVERVIEW

When an electric current passes through air between ungrounded conductors or between ungrounded conductors and grounded conductors, temperatures can reach levels as high as 20,000°C (35,000°F). Exposure to these extreme temperatures burns the skin directly and ignites clothing, which adds to the burn injury. The majority of hospital admissions due to electrical accidents are from arc flash burns, not from shocks. Each year more than 2,000 people in the United States are admitted to burn centres with severe arc flash burns. Arc flashes can kill at a distance of 3 meters (10 ft).
(CSA Z462 Annex K)
This course is designed with the intent of educating the participant in the hazards associated with the use of electricity. Whether you are a seasoned journey person, apprentice, engineer, student or manager, this course has been designed with you in mind.
CEUs
On completion of the course the AWWOA will issue to the registered member 0.3 CEU’s

ARC FLASH HAZARD AWARENESS ONLINE COURSE TOPICS

  • What is an arc flash?
  • How does an arc flash happen?
  • Factors that affect the severity of an arc flash
  • Effects of an arc flash on a person
  • Arc flash protection methods
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Labelling of electrical equipment
  • Electrical approach boundaries
  • Arc flash protection boundary
  • Limited approach boundary
  • Restricted approach boundary
  • Prohibited approach boundary
  • Hazard assessment and risk evaluation process
  • Universally Compatible

    This course was created using standards that will allow playback on most internet capable devices with standard web browsing capabilities including Apple’s iTouch, iPad, and iPhone, as well as most other smart phones and tablets including those with Android and Windows operating systems.

    Continuing Education Credits

    CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS (CEU): This course qualifies for Continuing Education Credits from the Engineering Institute of Canada.

    Duration

    Average Completion Time

    Completion times vary depending on the number of times the information is viewed prior to finishing the course. The average completion time is 4.5 hours (Including reading materials)

    Testing

    Knowledge Assessment

    Testing is conducted in this online course to reinforce the information presented. You are provided three opportunities to achieve a passing mark of 80% or greater.

    Certificate

    Certificate of Completion

    Upon successful completion of this course, a certificate will be available to download and print. You can access your certificate through your online account.

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