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RNET-101 - Safe Work Practices - 1.00 Credits

RNET-101 - Safe Work Practices - 1.00 Credits

Course Details
This course introduces the student to the accepted techniques commonly used to eliminate and/or control hazards related to potential injury/illness in the renewable energy industry. Specifically, this course will begin the process of creating a safety culture that will prepare the student to work safely with electricity and outline the procedures for safe climbing methods and working at heights. Students will gain awareness of and practice various electrical safety protocols including protection from Arc Flash and Arc Blast, as well as, Lock Out/Tag Out procedures and Fire Safety and containment. Students will perform equipment maintenance on climbing and fall-arrest gear; cover the proper use of various PPE and other safety related gear when working on Renewable Energy generation systems and be provided with basic training in the use of lift equipment. Students will become proficient in the application of the Occupational Health & Safety Act & the associated regulations.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Renewable Energies Technology Diploma Program - Certificate Completion Plan
  • Prerequisites : RNET Program Admission
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications:

    Relevant Master’s Degree and at least 5 years relevant experience

    Office Hours: 1.5 per week
    Contact Hours: 30
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50-70%, Final 30-50%, Total 100%. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes:

    Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:

    • apply in a practical way the vocational learning outcomes associated with the theory course that works in tandem with this course. (SFTY 1047 – Renewable Energy Safety);

    • control and neutralize the safety hazards associated with electrical/electronic equipment in accordance with applicable safety standards including the precautions to be taken when working with energized circuits;

    • work safely with hand and power tools commonly used in the renewable energy field;

    • using the hazardous materials chart, list which class, division, and group a given material falls into 5.) select and don personal protective equipment as appropriate to the task at hand;

    • practice fire control procedures including the correct method of controlling electrical and chemical fires; select and correctly use fire extinguishers as appropriate to the nature of the fire at hand;

    • adhere to all necessary precautions when working on or near electrical power sources, conductors, transformers, motors, etc., be able to perform lock out - tag-out procedures as applicable;

    • recognize the dangers inherent in working on high voltage circuits; discharge large capacitors and apply the proper procedures to discharge them safely; adhere to the arc flash-arc blast safety standard Z71;

    • recognize the potential dangers associated with falling objects and respect all safety rules associated with working at heights or below someone working at heights; take necessary precautions when working with scaffolds and ladders;

    • safely work at heights through the judicious application of safe climbing techniques, fall arrest procedures, ladder and scaffold safety, aerial work platforms, guardrail application, personal fall protection systems;

    • conduct a job safety analysis meeting prior to the start of a project or task; prepare a job safety analysis worksheet; and

    • recognize the basic hand signals recognized universally for material handling at a distance.

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