Do I have what it takes to be qualified?

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People often want to know what the requirements are to be considered a Qualified Person in the electrical industry. According to NFPA 70E® Article 110.2(D)(1)(e), page 15, General Requirements for Electrical Safety-Related Work Practices, the specifications between a qualified and an unqualified person are defined.

A Qualified Person is defined as one who “shall be trained and knowledgeable of the construction and operation of equipment or a specific work method and be trained to Recognize and avoid the electrical hazards that might be present with respect to that equipment or work method.

An Unqualified Person is said to be “trained in, and be familiar with, any electrical safety-related practices necessary for their safety.

For more information on what is considered “qualified? and what it takes to reach qualification, read e-Hazard trainer, Al Haven’s article “Am I Qualified?

Hugh Hoagland

does research and testing of PPE exposed to electrical arcs and is an arc flash expert. Hugh is a Sr. Consultant at ArcWear and Sr. Partner at e-Hazard. Read more about Hugh.

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