How To Work Safely Around Electrical Circuits

This 3 minute safety training video covers: How an electrical outlets work, why an electrical circuits overload, how to avoid electrical hazards, what are the uses of circuit breakers and fuses, how much electricity can circuit breaker, fuses and wires safely carry, how to handle leaks or jumps from the conducting wire, how to control electrical grounding, what is ground fault circuit interrupter. This clip was taken from a full-length training video. Click here to watch the 15 minute full length version.

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Atlantic Training's Electrical Safety DVD program reminds employees about electrical hazards they may face in their jobs, and provides the information they need to work safely around electricity.

This program will also assist in satisfying the OSHA training requirements under 29 CFR Part 1910.331 (Electrical Safety Standard) for "non-qualified" employees. Topics covered in these products include:

This Electrical Safety Training DVD Covers:
  • How To Work Safely Around Electrical Circuits
  • Basic terms and definitions.
  • Circuits and flow of electricity.
  • Arc Flash.
  • Recognizing and avoiding electrical hazards.
  • Special environments.
  • Dealing with an electrical accident.
  • and more.
  • Click here to watch a FREE full-length 15 minute preview.

Video Transcript

One of the most important electrical safety procedure is the use of grounds and circuit protection devices. The term grounding in industry refers to both the equipment you work with and the electrical system providing the power. A correctly installed equipment ground provides a current path with enables protective devices such as circuit breakers and fuses to operate when a fault occurs. Circuit protection devices include fuses and circuit breakers. These electrical components protect against malfunction by preventing too much current passing from the power source through the rest of the circuit. If current flow exceeds their weighted maximum amperage they stop the flow of electrical current by melting, tripping or otherwise opening to break the circuit.