Temperatures can reach levels as high as 20,000°C (35,000°F) when an electric current passes through air between ungrounded conductors or between ungrounded conductors and grounded conductors, These extreme temperatures burn the skin directly and ignites clothing.This adds to the burn injury. Arc Flash burns cause the majority of hospital admissions due to electrical accidents , not from shocks. Annually more than 2,000 people in the United States are admitted to burn centres with severe arc flash burns. Arc flashes can be fatal at a distance of 3 meters (10 ft).
(CSA Z462 Annex K)
Learn about the hazards associated with the use of electricity.
This course has been designed for journeymen, engineers, apprentices and those exposed to electricity.
The AWWOA will issue to the registered member 0.3 CEU’s credits.
This course meets 2018 Arc Flash regulations
- What is an arc flash?
- How does an arc flash happen?
- Arc flash boundary
- Limited approach boundary
- Factors that affect the severity of an arc flash
- Effects of an arc flash on a person
- Arc flash protection methods
- Personal protective equipment (PPE)
- Labelling of electrical equipment
- Electrical approach boundaries
- Restricted approach boundary
- Hazard assessment and risk evaluation process
ONLINE COURSE DURATION
Approximately 4.5 hours (Including reading materials)
Testing conducted in this online Arc Flash Awareness course is designed to reinforce the information presented. A mark of 80% must be achieved in order to receive a certificate of completion. Participants are able to repeat the course twice if the pass mark is not achieved on the first attempt. Supplemental materials necessary to complete this course can be accessed online.
CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION
Upon successful completion of this online course, a certificate of completion will be available to download and print.
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS (CEU)
This course qualifies for Continuing Education Credits from the Engineering Institute of Canada.
The Engineering Institute of Canada encourages continued education for all engineers. They help do this by recognizing training providers that offer quality courses for professional development.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are one way the Engineering Institute of Canada helps to support professional development. CEUs are recognized by the engineering community at large as providing clear evidence of continued learning in the engineering field.
One CEU is defined as “ten hours of participation in a continuing education program organized in compliance with prescribed standards under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction”.
This course was created using standards that will allow playback on most internet capable devices with standard web browsing capabilities including Apple’s iTouch, iPad, and iPhone, as well as most other smart phones and tablets including those with Android and Windows operating systems.