Friday, January 9, 2015

NFPA Launches Certified Electrical Safety Worker Certification Program

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has announced the launch of its certified electrical
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safety worker (CESW) certification program.

The program is based on the 2015 edition of NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace. It aims to equip electricians with the knowledge, training and experience to optimize safety in their work.

“NFPA’s CESW certification program is an important credential for documenting electricians’ advanced knowledge of electrical safety,” says NFPA president Jim Pauley. “It also serves as a powerful tool for organizations that require the certification, demonstrating their vested interest in meeting the electrical safety standards contained in NFPA 70E.”

The certification includes a 100-item examination and a set of recertification requirements. Candidates are assessed on four main topics:
· understanding electrical safety-related work practices;
· establishing electrically safe work conditions;
· identifying precautionary techniques for work involving electrical hazards;
· performing electrical hazard risk assessments.

Additional information is available online.