Electrical Safe Work Practices 2024 NFPA 70E Online Training


NFPA 70E Plus Basic Industrial Electricity

NFPA 70E Plus Basic Industrial Electricity | NFPA 70E | Hands-On Troubleshooting

Training duration: 3 days

The National Electrical Code, NFPA 70E, and OSHA now require that individuals receive safety training before they can be considered Qualified to perform electrical maintenance. That’s where the NFPA 70E Plus training comes in. The topics included in this training include:

  • How to select an appropriate voltmeter
  • How to determine a normal voltage
  • How to determine the appropriate PPE for a hazard
  • How to determine approach distances based on voltage
  • Requirements of OSHA 1910.331 through 1910.335

Additionally, participants will become familiar with the procedures required by NFPA 70E 2024. The NFPA 70E Plus course goes beyond covering compliance, the goal of the training is to prepare participants to avoid injuries from electrical hazards. Hands-on troubleshooting panels will be used, students will build circuits and troubleshoot them. Real-world examples will be given for students to make decisions concerning PPE and appropriate troubleshooting techniques. Your facility’s 3-phase distribution system will be studied so qualified employees can better determine system nominal voltages. This course is a unique learning experience that will improve troubleshooting skills and make a facility more efficient.

Training outline

Hazard analysis

  • 70E hazards
  • Approach boundaries for shock protection
  • Arc flash analysis
  • Arc flash boundaries
  • Reducing arc flash
  • Equipment labeling


  • Basics
  • Category rating
  • Selection and inspection
  • Voltage
  • Continuity

System voltage level

  • Transformers
  • Single-phase power
  • Three-phase power
  • Grounding

Personal protective equipment (PPE)

  • Arc-rated clothing
  • Hazard risk categories
  • Insulating tools and gloves
  • Selecting PPE

Standards for electrical safety

  • OSHA
  • Code of federal regulations 1910.331 335
  • NFPA 70E standard for electrical safety in the workplace, 2021 edition
  • Workplace safety programs

Electrical fundamentals

  • Understanding electricity
  • Conductors/Insulators
  • Shock safe and unsafe current values

Work involving electrical hazards

  • Justification
  • Permits
  • Exemptions

Qualified vs. Unqualified



Tools and methods


  • Ice cube relays
  • Time delay relays
  • Machine tool relays

NIOSH case studies

  • Fatality assessment
  • Attitudes, emotions, and conditions

The motor starter

  • Prewire
  • Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting steps

  • Narrowing the problem
  • Half-splitting method

Energy control program

  • Lockout/Tagout

Outside service personnel

  • Contractors

Build and troubleshoot

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

To learn more about this course, or any of our training programs, please fill out the form on this page or call us 866.772.6770.

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