Home electrical systems account for some 55,000 fires each year! These fires result in more than 550 deaths, with another 1,400 people being injured. It is well known that 95% of those 55,000 electrical fires occur in homes that are over ten years old.
Half of the homes in the United States were built before 1973. Most of PHA housing is over ten years old. TSA’s Home Electrical Safety Hazard Inspection class will provide in-depth training that will cover more electrical issues than the normal annual inspections cover and will assist maintenance personnel in developing the skills needed to recognize electrical safety hazards in homes plus troubleshoot, solve and fix the problems.
This course covers topics listed in the National Fire Protection Association Standard for Home Electrical Systems Inspections. This training session will cover troubleshooting of electrical problems using electrical meters that have proven to reduce the possibility of electrical fires. Many PHAs today are going through major renovations and modernization of their housing units.
Today is a perfect time to conduct electrical safety inspections of all PHA housing unit’s electrical systems and electrical fixtures to insure that the PHA provides housing units that are safe for the occupants and in compliance with the electrical safety codes while reducing the risk of electrical fires.
Day One: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, Day Two: 9:00 am – noon
MAJOR TOPICS THAT WILL BE COVERED DURING THE WORKSHOP:
- Purpose of the home electrical systems inspection
- Examination and inspection of electrical appliances and systems
- Inspecting electrical services for electrical hazards
- Inspecting and testing home electrical systems grounding
- Inspecting load centers for electrical hazards
- Inspecting and testing electrical outlets for electric hazards
- Inspecting light fixtures for electrical hazards
- Inspecting ceiling fans for electrical hazards
- Inspecting switches for electrical hazards
- Inspecting exposed electrical wiring and conductors
- Inspecting and testing smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors
- Inspecting and testing ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCI’s)
- Documenting as found conditions
- Ranking of electrical hazards found. Immediate, near term, long term improvements
This training class is available as an on-site, hands-on walk-about workshop conducted by our senior electrical instructor. The host organization will need to provide access to three housing units of various ages to be inspected during the class.