Qualified Electric Worker
Content, Training, and Technology for Qualified Electrical Workers (QEW)
According to NFPA 70E and OSHA, a qualified electrical worker is someone who can demonstrate skills and knowledge related to electric equipment and has been trained to identify the hazards of working on this equipment.
Any employer with electric circuits or equipment of 50 V or higher must provide qualified electric worker training for workers who maintain and repair the equipment. Qualified electrical worker training is required for industries such as electric utility, manufacturing, and oil and gas production.
How do you identify which workers should be qualified electric workers?
Familiarize yourself with OSHA 1910.269, OSHA 1910.332, and NFPA 70E requirements.
Once you’ve identified your qualified electric workers, you need a plan to ensure they have the required training – specifically how to work safely on the equipment. HSI can help you put together your plan – including learning objectives, training schedule, and evaluations – and provide the QEW-specific content for your organization. We have training for electric utility and manufacturing workers.
> Learn more about OSHA 1910.269
> Learn more about OSHA 1910.332
> Learn more about NFPA 70E
Documentation is Essential and Required
Providing training isn’t the only requirement employers need to consider.
Documentation is essential and required for:
- Training completion records
- Demonstration and observation
- Documented procedures
Our compliance and safety software (SMS) will ensure you are fully compliant for all qualified electric workers.Learn more about our compliance and safety software