When an electric current passes through air between ungrounded conductors or between ungrounded conductors and grounded conductors, temperatures can reach levels as high as 20,000 degrees Celcius (35,000 degrees Fahrenheit). Exposure to these extreme temperatures burns the skin directly and ignites clothing, which adds to the burn injury. The majority of hospital admissions due to electrical accidents are from arc flash burns, not from shocks. Each year more than 2,000 people in the United States are admitted to burn centres with severe arc flash burns. Arc flashes can kill at a distance of 3 meters (10 ft).
This course is designed with the intent of educating the participant in the hazards associated with the use of electricity. Whether you are a seasoned journey person, apprentice, engineer, student or manager, this course has been designed with you in mind.
On completion of the course the AWWOA will issue to the registered member 0.3 CEU,