Electrical Safety Training

Our aim is to empower you with the knowledge and resources to create and maintain best in class electrical safety programs. Mersen Electrical Services provides standardized and custom-designed electrical safety training programs at your facility or at nearby locations. Our electrical safety trainers have over 100 years of combined experience and have been trained by OSHA, NFPA, IEEE, and other electrical safety organizations. 

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Standard Electrical Training Services

Introduction to Arc Flash Hazards - This is a 2, 4, or 6-hour seminar ranging from an overview to a thorough session. The objective is to present an overview of 70E and to explain selected OSHA and 70E requirements relevant to arc-flash and fusible protection. This seminar also discusses real world examples. 

Arc Flash Safety for Equipment Installers - This 6-hour seminar presents an overview of 70E requirements relevant to arc flash for individuals that will be working within their customers' facilities. The NFPA Electrical Program Safety Book is discussed in reference to different facility safety programs. This gives a basic understanding of arc flash hazards and the value of safety programs. Relevant laws, codes and standards are discussed. 

Arc Flash NFPA 70E® Safety. The demands of your day-to-day job, often make it difficult to stay abreast of the latest Arc Flash Safety standards and codes. Mersen makes it easy to stay current. This seminar will present new content NOT covered in previous forums and report on recent code revisions in the 2009 edition of the NFPA 70E® Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace.  

General Electrical Safety for Shock, Arc Flash, and Arc Blast - This 6-hour seminar combines arc flash safety with shock hazard safety for a full understanding of electrical safety. It begins with laws, codes, and standards, then progresses to a detailed explanation of the hazards, and ends with PPE and test equipment.

Complete Arc Flash Safety - This is a two or three day seminar. It introduces OSHA, key national standards, and standards development organizations. The seminar gives understanding of electrical hazards, proper work practices, and related grounding considerations. It also reviews how PPE and ground fault items can increase safety. 

2008 National Electrical Code Over-Current Protection Updates - This 4-hour seminar reviews the most important code changes pertaining to overcurrent and overvoltage protection. These topics include Short Circuit Current Ratings (SCCR), interaction with UL 508A, safety labeling requirements, surge suppressors, selective coordination requirements, and other changes affecting overcurrent ratings of equipment. 

Short Circuit Protection and Safety Seminar (6 Hours). This class explains the unique hazards of short circuits, fuse protection basics, overview of electrical PPE, arc flash hazard analysis concepts and arc flash mitigation techniques. More... Short Circuit Current Rating (SCCR) calculations for Panel Builders - This 4-hour program explains to panel builders the whys of SCCR requirements. It includes examples of calculating SCCR in accordance UL 508A and typical solutions to upgrading panel SCCR ratings. 

Use of Power Distribution Fuses for 600 Volts and Below - This 4-hour seminar is intended to teach the fundamentals of selecting fuses for power distribution applications including motors and transformers 600 volts and less. It covers normal applications, UL fuse types, and gives an appreciation of the strengths and limitations of fuses. 

Basics of Selective Coordination - This 4-hour program explains the National Electrical Code requirements for selective coordination. It gives the student a conceptual understanding of selective coordination. It reviews some examples using time current curves with circuit breakers and fuses for NEC compliance. 

Overcurrent Protection Basics for Designers and Specifiers (4 hours). This seminar will provide you with a thorough understanding of overcurrent protection issues and practical solutions to pressing problems. Topics include current-limiting fuses, Arc Flash Considerations and NEC® requirements for short circuit current ratings and selective coordination. More... Overcurrent and Overvoltage Protection Changes in the 2008 NEC® (2 hours). In recent code revisions several important changes were implemented to improve short circuit protection and address important electrical safety issues. This seminar will cover 10 major changes in depth.

Customized Electrical Training Services

Combinations of standard courses can be customized for your individual facility, equipment, and procedures. Some of the more common requests are below:

Industrial Electricity: Basics and Troubleshooting - 3 days

National Electrical Code Basics - 3 days

Grounding and Bonding - 2 days

Hazardous Locations - 3 days

Industrial High voltage Safety - 2 days


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