Safety in Substations and Switchyards

4.0 2 Reviews SKU: TDSSS00CENDuration: 60 Minutes

The purpose of this course is to teach the basic safety principles and practices applicable to substation and switchyard maintenance work. The course describes electrical, chemical, and personal hazards that may be encountered in substations and switchyards. A general procedure for responding to imminent dangers and accidents is also presented. At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to identify hazards in substations and switchyards and explain why safety practices are important. They should be able to recognize hazards and unsafe practices on the job, and they should have a general understanding of how to respond to imminent dangers and accidents.

Course Details

Specs

Training Time: 60 minutes

Compatibility: Desktop Only

Based on: Industry Standards and Best Practices

Languages: English

Learning Objectives

  • Hazards and Safety Practices
  • Identify some of the safety hazards that may be found in substations and switchyards.
  • Describe some of the general safety practices that apply to most jobs in substations and switchyards.
  • Electrical Safety
  • Identify electrical hazards that may exist in substations and switchyards.
  • Define the term “safe working distance.”
  • Identify the basic steps in making equipment electrically safe to work on.
  • Explain the reason for tagging equipment.
  • Identify special precautions necessary when working with capacitor banks and current transformers.
  • Chemical Safety
  • Identify chemical hazards that may exist in substations and switchyards.
  • Describe safety precautions applicable to working with insulating oil, both PCH-free and PCB-contaminated.
  • Describe safety precautions applicable to working with insulating (SF6) gas and sealing (nitrogen) gas.
  • Describe safety precautions applicable to working with battery banks.
  • Personal Safety
  • Identify personal hazards that may exist in substations and switchyards.
  • Describe general housekeeping practices that help prevent accidents and injuries.
  • Describe the proper way to lift heavy loads by hand.
  • Describe the proper ways to use ladders, scaffolds, and bucket trucks for support.
  • Dangers and Accidents
  • Describe a general procedure for responding to an imminent danger at work.
  • Describe a general procedure for responding to an injury at work.
  • Identify the four classes of fires and the type of extinguisher used to put out each.
  • Describe a general procedure for reporting accidents.
  • Safety Review
  • After viewing a brief job-related videotape presentation, identify violations of electrical safety practices.
  • Describe accidents that could result from those electrical safety violations.

Customer Reviews

7/29/2019

Quite useful course.

“Quite useful course.”

Diego H. Verified Customer

4/25/2019

excelent

“excelent”

Nelson M. Verified Customer

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