Electrical Vehicle (EV) Electrical Safety

Based on principles of OSHA and NFPA 70E

Class Overview

This class focuses on training electricians, mechanics and diesel mechanics transferring to EV technology. We cover the most up-to-date safety information available as pertains to direct current (DC) voltage and on-board-generated AC-power from inverters.

Hands-on demonstration of skills is a key component of the course, so it will be offered as an on-site, in-person class only, and will not be offered as an online class. The hands-on portion will include, but not be limited to, meter usage, PPE selection, electrical safety boundary set-up, and basic troubleshooting.

What You'll Learn

Attendees of our Electrical Vehicle Electrical Safety training class will learn the following information:

  • Practical, hands-on electrical safety when working on or around electrical vehicles, applying principles of NFPA 70E and OSHA electrical safety
  • Direct Current and Alternating Current Hazards and their effects on the body
  • Differences in DC and AC Arc flash
  • Arc Flash hazards and arc flash protection
  • How to choose Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for AC and DC shock, as well as arc flash hazards
  • PPE do’s and don’ts for workers exposed to shock and electric arc hazards
  • Standards to use in clothing and PPE selection
  • Explanations of arc ratings ATPV and EBT and how they are applied
  • The similarities and differences between flame resistant (FR), arc-rated (AR) clothing and other shock and arc PPE
  • Dangers of new battery technology, including fire safety

Who Should Attend?

  • EV Electricians
  • Safety directors
  • EV technicians
  • EV mechanics
  • Owners and managers

Frequently Asked Questions

The answer to this question isn’t as straightforward as it seems. OSHA speaks of an electrical employee being “Qualified” in OSHA 1910.332(a) and 1910.332(b)(3). If you have employees who perform electrical work of any type, these employees need to be qualified, and the qualifying agent is ALWAYS the employer. No one else can qualify per OSHA – and from a liability perspective, you as the employer are always liable for your employee training.

The Bottom Line:
Arrange to have your employees trained (NFPA 70E courses). Once trained, the record of that training gets filed in the employee’s training records, proving that the employee did, in fact, receive training.

After training, the employer (or a contracted training company/e-Hazard) must watch the electrical employee perform those tasks in which you as the employer expect him to be proficient. This “hands-on demonstration of skills” gets documented in personnel records.

Once an employer is satisfied that the employee meets their expectations, they will write a statement that designates an employee as a “Qualified Electrical Technician” or some wording to that effect. Once that paperwork is filed, the employee is now considered “qualified” and free to perform the task(s) that you as the employer qualified him to perform.

110.6 (A)(3) Additional Training and Retraining. Additional training and retraining in safety-related work practices and applicable changes in this standard shall be performed at intervals not to exceed 3 years. (NFPA 70E, 2021)

OSHA does not certify employees. Read our blog post on what certified means in electrical safety.

They do not. Only an employer can deem you qualified. One of our e-Hazard instructors wrote an article answering this question. Find out what these terms mean.

Additional Information

Training Fee for On-Site Classes includes:

  • Expert instruction
  • Daily training fee
  • Training supply fee based upon numbers of employees:
    • NFPA 70E-2021 Standard ($83.00 per-person)
    • e-Hazard student manual ($50.00 per-person)
  • Certificate of Completion – 6 hour*

Registration Fee for Open-Registration Classes includes:

  • Expert instruction
  • Flat fee per person
  • Training supplies:
    • NFPA 70E-2021 Standard ($83.00 value)
    • e-Hazard student manual ($50.00 value)
  • Certificate of Completion – 6 hour*
  • Demonstrations and samples of PPE from the industry’s leading manufacturers (when available)
  • Lunch

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