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Qualified Electrical Worker Certification Programs

Based on the requirements of NFPA 70E® and OSHA 1910.300

Are your Electrical Workers Qualified for their Tasks and Equipment they work on?

Both OSHA and NFPA 70E® require that only Qualified Workers work on or near exposed energized parts electrical circuits > 50 volts, but building a Qualified Electrical Worker program with documentation can be a challenging task for most companies.  Martin Technical can develop a program based on the specific equipment and tasks performed by the workforce as well as observe and validate the workers knowledge and skills.  The program is based on the most current edition of NFPA 70E “Electrical Safety in the Workplace”, OSHA regulations as well as best practices and industry standards.

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Qualified Electrical Person / Worker Certification Program

This Qualified Electrical Worker Certification Program helps with OSHA Subpart S, 1910 and NFPA requirements for “Qualified Persons”. OSHA states that only a “Qualified Person” is permitted to work on or near exposed energized parts and that a “Qualified Person” is “one who has received training in and has demonstrated skills and knowledge in the construction and operation of electric equipment and installations and the hazards involved.” Establishing “Qualified Person” status is mandatory for all individuals exposed to the hazards of electrical energy, must be documented, and is specific to the equipment, tasks and hazards involved.


  • 1. To help workers avoid shock, fire and arc flash related accidents.
  • 2. To provide a platform and process to help meet compliance with OSHA CFR Subpart S 1910 and NFPA by providing:
    • Electrical safety and arc flash 70E training
    • Testing and evaluation of worker electrical safety skills on the tasks they perform
    • Testing and evaluation of worker electrical safety skills on the tasks they perform
    • Testing and evaluation of worker electrical safety knowledge on the tasks they perform
  • 3. To identify which tasks individual workers are proficient at and which ones they need more training in order to work safely.
  • 4. To provide training to those workers that need it in order to work safely.

Work Process

  • 1. Pre-Visit Data Collection & Needs Assessment
  • 2. Site Visit & Evaluation
  • 3. Final Training & Testing Development
  • 4. Training, Testing & Evaluation for Electrical Qualified Worker / Person Status

Testing & Evaluation

Workers tested and evaluated on their skills and knowledge of electrical safety in the following manners:

  • Interviews – The interview questions are compilations of questions that will assist the evaluator in determining the knowledge level and comfort level of the workers as it relates to electrical safety.
  • Written Tests – Written tests are used to help measure a worker’s knowledge about general electrical safety information and procedures.
  • Skill Demonstrations – Workers will be asked to demonstrate their skills in working in a safe manner while working on or around electrical equipment by performing such tasks as properly locking out / tagging out a piece of equipment, using a multimeter, tracing a circuit, or properly identifying and using PPE.
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Documentation & Certification

  • Electrical Qualified Person Validation Sheet – This will be provided for each worker in order to identify what tasks and electrical equipment they have been observed and tested as having the skill and knowledge to work safely. The document is signed by the Martin Technical electrical safety expert.
  • Documentation Controls – Each worker should have a file at their place of employment documenting their qualification status, background, training, and any other certifications or qualifications. Martin Technical will retain copies of the Qualified Person Validation and Electrical Safety Training as a third-party source.
  • Electrical Safety Training Certificate and CEUs – Each worker completing the electrical safety training sessions will be provided with a certificate of completion and 0.1 CEUs for every hour of the course completed.

Training certificate CEUs

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The following are the deliverables upon completion of the program:

  • Training on Core Electrical Safety and Equipment / Task Specific Processes
  • Certificate of Training including CEUs for each individual
  • Skills and Knowledge Testing on Electrical Safety Practices
  • Certificate of Competency for all tasks passed for each individual
  • Program platform for continued tracking of Qualified Electrical Workers
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Disclaimer & Notice

OSHA requires that only a “Qualified Person” may work on or around exposed energized equipment and defines that a “Qualified Person” as is “one who has received training in and has demonstrated skills and knowledge in the construction and operation of electric equipment and installations and the hazards involved.”

While OSHA defines what a “Qualified Person” is, they do not define specifically “how” to determine if a worker is a “Qualified Person” or what specific testing or observations are required and leave this decision to each employer. There are no legal requirements on determining “Qualified Person” status and therefore, it’s up to each employer to determine what their acceptable standards and values are for determining “Qualified Person” status.

Employers may choose to use the Martin Technical Qualified Electrical Worker Certification & Electrical Safety Training Program as their adopted program and standards for meeting OSHA “Qualified Person” requirements, however, Martin Technical makes no claims, guarantees, or warranties on the program fulfilling any OSHA standards or regulations. It is up to each employer/customer to determine if this Martin Technical program meets their requirements for “Qualified Person” status.

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