What Will I Learn?

  • Practices that can eliminate or minimize electrical hazards.
  • Employ electrical safety equipment such as personal protective equipment, arc-flash protective equipment, and electrical test equipment.
  • Learn to ensure the safety of themselves and those around them while interacting with electrical devices.
  • Basic first aid response measures to take in the event of an electrical incident.
  • Introduce NFPA 70E, the OSHA standard for electrical safety in the workplace and practical ways to apply these principles to increase safety and maintain compliance.


Every year in the US, thousands of people are injured by electricity. This class takes a hands-on approach to help you and those around you live and work safely around electrical equipment. This course will take you through the basics of electricity and why it can be dangerous. You will also see demonstrations of the hazards that electrical equipment can pose and show you the effect that electricity has on the body. The course will also go over some of the unseen dangers that are likely to be encountered in equipment commonly found at your workplace.

Walk Away With:

  • Training workbook, with extensive notes, to use during the course and on the job site.
  • Certification of Completion provided by CSI Workforce Development and Training.
  • 4 Hours of Electrical CEU credits through the Idaho Division of Building Safety.

Who Should Attend?

This course is for anybody who wants a better understanding of electrical safety procedures and equipment. It is ideally suited to those who supervise or manage other workers in fields such as agriculture, manufacturing, maintenance, and engineering.

Instructor Bio

Jake Ball has spent the past 18 years working as a technician, consultant and training instructor in various industrial fields.  He has a background in food processing, petroleum, chemicals, mining, power production, and weapons. His experience in this time is diverse, ranging from doing functional checkout tests on fire and gas systems for BP in Alaska to teaching Electronics Technology in Idaho at the high school level, to implementing training programs for Newmont Gold in Africa.  

Jake earned an Associate’s degree inInstrumentation and Automation from Idaho State University, where he later was an instructor in the same program.  He has a B.S. in Network Design and Management, as well current master electrician licenses in many states, including Idaho, Utah, California, Oregon, Wyoming, Montana, Texas, Nevada, Arizona, and Colorado.  He is a member of the National Fire Prevention Association and holds a Certified Electrical Safety Worker certificate. He is also approved as an instructor for NFPA NEC code courses through the state of Idaho.  

In addition to his practical industrial experience Jake has training and certifications in many related fields, including Emergency Medical Technician; Allen Bradley ControlLogix Motion Control, Maintenance and Troubleshooting; Comp-TIA A+, Network+, Project+, Linux+ and Security+; Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert Windows Server 2012 Administration; OSHA Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response.