Shermco Industries, a provider of rotating apparatus and electrical power system testing, commissioning, repair, maintenance and training, announced its schedule of training classes available through December 2008. 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.

National Electric Code 2005 and 2008—9/10 * 12/3

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. The class fee is $900.

Electrical Safety for Qualified Electrical Workers—9/16 * 10/14 * 11/18 * 12/16

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. The class fee is $700 per person.

Programmable Logic Controllers—9/22 * 12/1

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 class fee is $990 per person.

Basic Electrical Technical Skills—9/22 * 12/1

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. The class fee is $990 per person.

Electrical Print Reading—9/29

Many electrical workers don’t know how to effectively read and use electrical drawings and prints, wasting valuable company time and resources. This 3-day training program is designed for anyone using electrical drawings in their work, from single-line and three-lines to schematics. Practical exercises using actual prints are used to reinforce lecture. The class fee is $900 per person.

Low and Medium-Voltage Circuit Breaker Maintenance—10/6 * 12/8

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. The class fee is $1,430 per person

Electrical Safety for Managers—10/13 * 12/15

This one-day course answers the questions and needs of supervisors, managers and engineers who are responsible for or supervise electrical workers. Learn what your exposure is in the event of an accident; what is required of you and how to protect your company and your workers. This program offers solutions to those who are concerned about what is needed to show OSHA "Good Faith Effort", limit fines and liability, and ensure a safe work site. Each attendee will receive a copy of "The Electrical Safety Program Handbook" for future reference. The class fee is $300 per person.

Electrical Safety for Utilities – 10/17 * 11/24

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. Class fee is $300 per person.

Electrical Safety Refresher Training—10/20 * 12/22

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. The class fee is $300.

Fundamentals of Variable Frequency (AC) Drivers—10/22

This sixteen hour 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. The class fee is $600 per person.

Substation Maintenance Seminar—10/27

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. The class fee is $1,430 per person.

Large Motor Maintenance—10/27

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. The class fee is $900 per person.

Substation Maintenance 1—11/3

Designed for electrical workers and technicians responsible for the maintenance and testing of medium voltage air and vacuum circuit breakers, battery systems and ground systems, this hands-on course provides critical information needed to keep substation equipment in service. Attendees receive a copy of NETA’s MTS-05 and newly-updated course text for future reference. The class fee is $1,430 per person.

Substation Maintenance 2—11/10

This course is a continuation of Substation Maintenance 1, but is not taken concurrently. This four and a half day training program is designed for technicians and electrical workers who maintain and test transformers and protective relays. Attendees receive a copy of NETA’s MTS-05 and a newly-updated course text for future reference. The class fee is $1,430 per person.

Arc Flash Seminar—11/21

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. The class fee is $300 per person.

Equipotential Grounding—11/25

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. The class fee is $300 per person.

Understanding the NFPA 70E—12/1

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? The class fee is $600 per person.

This program is taught by James R. White, the NETA Alternate Representative on the NFPA 70E Committee and a member of the Word and Phrase and Tables task groups for the 2009 edition.

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 Web site, or call 1-800-SHERMCO.