High Voltage Awareness for Mechanics at Long Beach Transit
In-Person Instructor Led Training at Long Beach Transit
Maximum 12 Students: THIS COURSE IS FULL!
Students will have an opportunity to work in person with a New Flyer transit bus.
Location is Long Beach Transit. Please contact CTTC if you are interested in hosting an In-Person course event at your agency.
High Voltage Awareness training is for mechanics who access High Voltage areas of a bus and for other personnel who work on or around electric buses. The in-person training leads participants through hands-on exercises in donning the proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), inspecting PPE items for damage, setting up safety barriers, and performing safety procedures on an electric vehicle.
Participants will gain an understanding of arc flash hazards, electric shock injuries, and how to choose arc flash protection. Mechanics will also learn about the specific high voltage components of the bus and how to safely de-energize the system.
Based on principals from OSHA 1910 and NFPA 70E standards and guidelines, in this course you will:
- Identify high voltage components and state how they work together
- Understand the types, causes, and symptoms of electrical injuries
- Recall how to determine approach boundaries
- Demonstrate how to wear the proper PPE for high-voltage tasks
- Inspect PPE items for damage
- Perform the Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) and Zero Voltage Verification (ZVV) procedures
- Practice the three steps in performing a Contact Release
- Set up visual cues used to identify the presence of high voltage on a vehicle
Course Benefits: Mechanics will gain hands-on experience in preparing for high-voltage tasks. Participants will learn how to prevent and safely respond to accidents. They will determine the proper PPE to use for high voltage tasks and practice inspecting various items. Worksheets and hands-on exercises reinforce what technicians have learned so they can take their know-how right to the shop floor.
Compliance: Mechanics are required to pass this course every 3 years. If significant changes are made to the content, the course will be required sooner than the 3-year mark.