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Dallas, TX, United States, 2009/04/20 - Shermco Industries, a leading provider of rotating apparatus and electrical power system testing, commissioning, repair, maintenance and training, announced its schedule of training classes available in May 2009.
Classes include preparation for code exams, in-depth hands-on electrical safety training for meeting OSHA electrical safety training requirements and the new 2009 NFPA 70E, as well as hands-on training programs for the maintenance and testing of electrical power system devices and systems.
Electrical Safety Refresher Training – 5/4
This is a one-day practical electrical safety refresher course designed for personnel who have already completed the OSHA-mandated electrical safety training. Attendees will benefit from examples and videos designed to reacquaint them with electrical hazards and the need for using PPE.
Basic Electrical Technical Skills – 5/5
This 4-day training program is for new electrical workers. Electron theory or other basic electricity is not taught. Rather, this course teaches specific skills and knowledge required by new electrical workers.
National Electric Code 2008 – 5/6
Designed for anyone who needs to use the NEC effectively, this three-day training program is especially useful if you are preparing for your Code exam. Learn your weaknesses before you take the exam and learn what you need to pass. The course covers the ICC block exams used by the State of Texas in all jurisdictions. Each attendee will receive a copy of the current NEC and the new 2008 NEC will be covered when it is issued.
Arc Flash Seminar – 5/12
This one-day program is for managers, supervisors and employees who perform operation or maintenance work on systems rated above 50 volts. It covers the Fed/OSHA regulations which require arc flash protective PPE and clothing, the NFPA 70E and statistical data from the CDC/NIOSH on electrical injuries. The interpretation of arc flash labels applied to equipment, including approach distances and boundaries is also covered. This program is designed to ensure employees are aware of the hazards, reduce the risk of working on or near energized equipment, as well as come into compliance with OSHA regulations.
Fundamentals of Variable Frequency (AC) Drives – 5/13
This four-day course is designed to provide electricians, maintenance personnel, and plant engineers with information on modern digital AC drives, as well as maintenance and troubleshooting techniques necessary to keep these products running.
Understanding the NFPA 70E – 5/18
The NFPA 70E is one of the most important standards a company can have, but if no one understands it, it won't help keep your personnel safe. This two-day program will enable you to understand how to implement the 70E and receive the most benefit from it. 2009 edition changes and how to use Tables 130.7 are covered in detail. Each attendee will also receive a copy of the NFPA 70E for future reference. OSHA currently uses the 70E in court to justify citations and fines - shouldn't you know what they know?
Programmable Logic Controllers – 5/18
A hands-on training course designed to provide electricians, maintenance personnel and plant engineers with the basic information on programmable logic controllers, as well as maintenance and troubleshooting techniques necessary to keep these products running.
The Power’s Out. What Do I Do? – 5/20
When the power goes out in your facility, all production is lost! Do your people know what to do? This course includes the hazards associated with various parts of the power system, how to determine the most likely cause of an outage, safe operation of power system devices when their condition is unknown, performing a Hazard/Risk Assessment, and what information is critical to restoration and troubleshooting.
Electrical Safety for Utilities – 5/28
This one day course provides updated worker safety information that is necessary for utilities and others who work in substations and with overhead lines. Changes to the NESC affecting arc flash hazards are also discussed. Hazards faced by employees performing work on electric power generation, transmission, and distribution installations pose a significant risk of injury or death to those employees. Over a 45-year working lifetime, more than 14 of every 1,000 line workers will die from hazards posed by their work. This program provides the training needed to reinforce safe work practices by linemen and others involved with high-voltage power systems. The Electrical Safety for Qualified Electrical Workers course or a similar course is a pre-requisite.
Equipotential Grounding – 5/29
This fast-paced, eight-hour training program covers everything from the basic theory of equipotential grounding to how to apply, inspect and test personal protective ground clusters. Requirements of OSHA 1910.269 are covered, as well as ASTM standard F2249. Learn to protect your personnel and understand what equipotential grounding is and how it is best used.
All classes take place at the company’s Dallas Learning Center, located inside Shermco Industries’ service center at 2425 East Pioneer in Irving, Texas. To register for any of these courses, or for more information, visit the training section of the company website or call 1-800-SHERMCO.
Shermco Industries (shermco.com) is a provider of safe, reliable testing, repair, professional training, maintenance and analysis of rotating machines and electrical power distribution systems and related equipment for the light, medium, and heavy industrial base nationwide. Founded in 1974 in Dallas, the company is comprised of two strategic business units; Apparatus Services Division and an Engineering Services Division. With a corporate location in Irving, Texas, a sales office in Brussels and service centers in Austin and Tulsa, Shermco Industries has over 250 full-time employees and exceeds $50 million in annual revenues. The company is a member in good standing with the American Wind Energy Association, European Wind Energy Association, Electrical Apparatus Service Association and the International Electrical Testing Association.