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Dallas, TX, United States, 2009/01/19 - 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 February 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.
Basic Electrical Technical Skills – 2/2
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.
Low and Medium-Voltage Circuit Breaker Maintenance - 2/2
This course covers theory, construction, operation, trouble shooting and control circuits for 480V to 15,000V air-magnetic & vacuum circuit breakers. Learn what tests to do and how to interpret the results. Students disassemble a wide variety of circuit breakers, perform maintenance, reassemble breakers, then test during the hands-on labs.
Electrical Safety for Qualified Electrical Workers – 2/10
Expanded to allow more time for hands-on lab sessions, this 20-hour electrical safety program meets OSHA’s mandated electrical safety training requirements for becoming a qualified electrical worker. Designed for electrical workers and others who may perform energized electrical work above 50 volts in industrial and commercial facilities, including medium-voltage switchgear and other utilization equipment, each attendee receives a copy of the NFPA 70E for future reference.
Substation Maintenance Seminar – 2/16
This four and a half day, newly updated training program is designed for supervisors, foremen, managers, engineers and others who are responsible for the maintenance and testing of substation equipment, but may not perform the work themselves. Each attendee receives a copy of NETA’s MTS-05.
Large Motor Maintenance – 2/16
Covering ac and dc machines, this 3 day, hands-on training program is designed for maintenance and testing personnel tasked with keeping their motors running efficiently. Motor failure is a major cost in any facility and this training program will provide the information needed to minimize downtime. Each attendee receives a copy of EASA’s “Principles of Large AC Motors” as a text for future reference.
Electrical Safety Refresher Training – 2/23
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.
Arc Flash Seminar – 2/24
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.
Electrical Safety for Utilities – 2/26
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 than14 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 – 2/27
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 at shermco.com, or call 1-800-SHERMCO.
Shermco Industries (shermco.com) is a provider of safe, reliable testing, repair, professional training, maintenance and analysis of rotating apparatus 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 Electrical Apparatus Service Association and the International Electrical Testing Association.