Electrical Safe Work Practices 2024 NFPA 70E Online Training


Electrical Equipment Maintenance – NFPA 70B Standard (2-Days)

2023 NFPA 70B | Electrical Preventive Maintenance

Training duration: 2 days

Our two-day NFPA 70B covers all the content in our one-day training and takes a deep dive into testing, maintenance intervals, hazardous locations, and equipment-specific maintenance strategies for power distribution equipment. This course is recommended for electrical maintenance coordinators, maintenance leaders, maintenance technicians, and electrical contractors. Participants will gain an in-depth understanding of the requirements of an electrical maintenance program and preventive maintenance strategy to comply with the NFPA 70B standard and the vital intersection between the NFPA 70B standard for electrical equipment maintenance and the NFPA 70E standard for safe work practices. 

Key takeaways from this training: 

  • The relationship between NFPA 70B and NFPA 70E 

  • The scope, purpose, and implementation of NFPA 70B  

  • The key components of a compliant electrical maintenance program 

  • The role and responsibilities of an electrical maintenance program (EMP) coordinator 

  • Determine condition of maintenance and physical condition of electrical equipment  

  • Learn proper inspection, testing, and cleaning techniques for electrical equipment 

  • Understand the factors that impact maintenance intervals for electrical equipment 

Training outline

Standards for electrical maintenance

  • NFPA 70B
  • NEMA
  • ANSI
  • NFPA 70 NEC
  • NFPA 70E

Scope and purpose of NFPA 70B

  • What NFPA 70B covers and the purpose of this standard

Electrical Maintenance Program Coordinator

  • Responsibilities

Electrical maintenance training

  • Training requirements

Electrical maintenance program

  • Inspection of equipment
  • Equipment specific maintenance tasks
  • Current condition of maintenance
  • Physical condition of electrical equipment
  • Maintenance intervals
  • Incident investigation
  • Audit requirements
  • Cleaning of electrical equipment
  • Identifying an EMP coordinator

Training covers types and frequency of maintenance required for:

  • Power and distribution transformers
  • Substations and switchgear
  • Panelboards and switchboards
  • Busways
  • Circuit breakers
  • Fuses
  • Cable tray
  • Solar, batter storage system

Rework and retrofitting equipment

  • Rework requirements
  • Safety certification

Electrical equipment lighting

  • Inspection
  • Cleaning

Single line drawings

  • Primary reference for system studies

Short-circuit studies

  • A requirement under the standard “shall be created”
  • Coordination and arc flash studies

Reducing electrical hazards

  • New technologies

Fundamental tests

  • Infrared thermography
  • Insulation resistance testing

Field testing and test methods

  • Test category types
  • Qualifications of testing personnel

Maintenance intervals

  • Equipment condition assessment

Hazardous locations

  • Identify the classification

Let’s work together to create a safer, more reliable world.

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