Employer’s Requirements for Performing Energized Electrical Work

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Description

Every effort is made to ensure that our employees are working on De-energized equipment. Unfortunately, some situations don’t allow for this. Working on energized equipment requires a deeper awareness, attention to detail, an understanding of potential safety hazards and how to mitigate them, and a knowledge of Sturgeon Electric’s expectations and policies. As a result, Sturgeon Electric is implementing Energized Work Training. In order for someone to be authorized and designated by the company to perform energized work, they must complete all parts of the training. In addition to requirements of NFPA 70-E, Sturgeon personnel must be vetted for minimum qualifications (classification, status, CPR certified), nominated by senior leadership and formal invite, participating in two arc flash / shock training classes (hazard and awareness and physical demonstrations of PPE and safe practices), and participate in a proctored energized work exercise with real, energized switchgear. As industry leaders when it comes to safety, we don’t simply rest on our laurels. We strive to continually improve our people and processes. We believe that expertise should be demonstrated and measurable, not assumed by way of a certification, years of experience, or state license.

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