Electrical Safety Services in Greater Cleveland, Ohio
Arc Flash Hazard Safety Training | Shock Hazard Safety Training
If your work requires you to install, inspect, operate, or maintain live electrical equipment — or work near such equipment — then you’re at risk for arc flash or shock related accidents and injuries.
BCH Consulting provides affordable, high quality NFPA 70E-based electrical safety training. Let the NFPA certified electrical safety professionals at BCH get you compliant with OSHA 1910 Subpart S standards and teach you the techniques outlined in NFPA 70E that will keep you safe when working on or near energized electrical equipment.
Arc Flash Studies
(Incident Energy Analysis)
An electrical arc flash is a recognized hazard. Each facility where workers come in contact with electricity must perform a unique “incident energy analysis” (more commonly referred to as an arc flash study). This determines the potential magnitude of possible arc flashes and, in turn, is used to determine the proper personal protective equipment (PPE) that must be used by employees who may be exposed to the hazards.
Arc Flash Studies
Fundamentals of Electrical Maintenance
An electrical technician who can systematically troubleshoot and safely repair their plant’s equipment will ultimately add to their organizations’ bottom line. A well-trained technician can swiftly diagnose malfunctioning equipment, determine a course of action, and repair the equipment correctly the first time. The untrained technician unnecessarily replaces costly parts, must wait for technical support from engineering, the supervisory staff, or the equipment manufactures’ support organization. This wastes valuable time and money.
Brian Hall: Nuclear Trained and Certified Electrical Safety Course Instructor
Brian’s extensive training and qualifications as an electrical instructor at the Perry Nuclear Power Plant have provided him the experience to teach safety protocols at a very high level of effectiveness to anyone in the manufacturing industry. Additionally, his background in adult education has given him insight into customizing his training to the individuals in each particular class, resulting in much higher engagement and retention of the material.
“If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my many years of training, it’s that different people from different backgrounds absorb these principals uniquely. There are lives on the line, so I make sure that I customize the training to the particular audience, so that it’s ingrained and they’re able to get back home to their families safely each day.” — Brian Hall
“I would like to initially state that we were very happy with the training and information you provided.
All that attended felt it was good content, and presented in a very student-friendly manner and allowed for some hands-on learning, as opposed to some training that just reads off standards.
Your training was well received here at TT, and by far the cost was better than anyone we had quoted in the past. Prior to BCH, we were hesitant due to the extreme cost of this training through most companies, but BCH was very reasonable.” <more>
Trade Compliance Specialist/Trainer
TT Electronics – IMS
“…When I first reached out to you, we were about a year or so into receiving our Arc Flash Training that our corporate office scheduled (the 3 year reoccurring). I had 3 employees that had been hired since and a couple that “missed” the training. We needed a local trainer to deliver comprehensive arc flash training.
I’m pleased to say that expectations were met and exceeded. I’ll admit that training prior mainly consisted of a “slide-a-thon” through NFPA 70e, mostly treated as an ongoing refresher. The level of training we received from you was engaging and informative. Feedback was very positive from the employees about the training.
Doing business with BCH is concise, and in the modern world, it is a highly sought after quality.” <more>
Safety and Supply Coordinator
Paulo Products Company, American Brazing Division
“…(Brian) priced himself very competitively and offered to provide manuals the students can use while in class at no cost. Many other arc flash trainers require the customer to purchase NFPA 70E manuals and charge to do so.
Brian also custom designs his training to what we need and does not have a set program. He even modifies the study material so it is specific to our facility, which is fantastic since that will be what we use and reference on a day-to-day basis in our plant.
Finally, the hands-on training Brian uses really gets our employees engaged and helps them to learn by physically performing a live-dead-live test and creating an electrically safe condition. I highly recommend anyone to use BCH Safety.” <more>
Nathan T. Massie
Preventive Maintenance Sales Representative
BCH Electrical Consulting Case Studies
PPC Airfoils is a large national company that is headquartered in Mentor, Ohio. Challenge: PPC requires intensive safety training, but runs a lean staff through three shifts The Mentor facility principally manufactures Industrial Gas Turbine (IGT) products for...read more
Paulo Products is a heat treating and tempering company that is based in St. Louis, MO, and has a factory in Willoughby, OH. The problem: Not receiving sufficient electrical safety training as their safety trainer resides in Missouri As a company that has employees...read more
Entertec is an electrical contracting and maintenance firm located in Youngstown. BCH Electrical Consulting partners with them to provide training to their clients. We have worked together on 5 or 6 different occasions. "I was wary of using Brian’s services at first...read more
This week’s Safety Tip from Brian Hall
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Safety Tip archives
By Brian Hall The following article on arc flash gloves is featured in the July issue of ASSE's Professional Safety Magazine. No other piece of electrical PPE has likely saved more lives than gloves. Electricians must often place their hands in energized electrical...read more
When working on or near electrical equipment, the most effective means to keep workers safe is to open the disconnect switch and then apply a lock and tag. By performing this simple task, we have eliminated any shock, and or, arc flash hazard. Right? Not so fast! A...read more
We've all heard the old saying, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure". I happen to be a big believer in this statement. It is one that will serve us well if we will apply it. The Northwest Airlines Flight 255 Tragedy I remember several years ago watching...read more