Date/Duration: 5 days [Available on request]
High voltage electricity is one of the hazards encountered in industrial operations. It is dangerous because it can cause electric shock and electrical fires, which could be any of fire classes A,B,C or D. The normal procedure for control is to cut off the electrical supply and use appropriate extinguishing medium, e.g. carbon dioxide because of its non-conductivity, non-corrosivity, non-destructive and its pulsative nature.
At the end of this event, participant will be able to:
*To recognize and identify sources of electrical ignition and shock hazards
*Describe the effect of electric shock, how to rescue the shock victim and first aid systems
*Describe hazardous area classification techniques and protection methods
*To describe the fundamentals of Electricity, uses, hazards, and Electrical Terms and Devices.
*To enable participants know and describe wet cell batteries, hazards of working around storage batteries, dry cell batteries, types of switches, how fuse works, and differentiate fuse from circuit breakers. Participants will be given the Associate Membership Registration forms of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management, UK.
*Electrical Terms (electricity, circuits, voltage, current, polarity, direct and alternating current, resistance, earth ground, conductors, insulators etc)
*Electrical hazards; Safe use of electricity; Electric shock, effect of voltage/current on body resistance; Systems of protection against electric shock/ignition
*Metals, Wet things and Hold Tags
*Working in the dark, unfamiliar equipment and untidy workplace
*Fuses, Alternators and Voltages
*Batteries (wet cell storage and dry cells)
*Switches (push button, toggle, rotary, multipurpose rotary, spring loaded rotary, rotary selectors)
*Protective Devices (fuses)
*Electrical Fire Control
*Hazardous area classification techniques, protection methods and earthing.
For Whom: All electrical technicians with the responsibility for operating or supervising the maintenance of electrical systems.
Faculty: Dr Pascal Enyinna, Physics/Electronics Dept, University of Port Harcourt and Engr. Benard Egburedi