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QEW Electrical Safety Training

A Qualified Electrical Worker (QEW) shall be trained and knowledgeable of the construction and operation of equipment or a specific work method and shall be trained to recognize and avoid the electrical hazards that might be present with respect to that equipment or work method.

Training requirements and practical certifications for QEWs shall be according to the following specifications.


For all courses, Click-Here-Blue to view the syllabus through the Berkeley Lab Training Department.

Select EHS – Safety Training Courses to the left, then scroll down to the class you wish to view and click the Course Description link.  Sign-up instructions are available for each course by clicking the course link.


QEW1

EHS Course # EHS Course Name Frequency
EHS0116 First Aid 2 years
EHS0123 CPR/AED 2 years
EHS0370 LOTO for Authorized Persons 3 years
EHS0540 QEW 1 Electrical Safety Basics 3 years
EHS0541 QEW 1 Shock Protection 3 years
EHS0542 QEW 1 Electrical Safe Work Controls 3 years
EHS0543 QEW 1 Practical Training 3 years
EHS0544 QEW 1 Practical Certification Annual

QEW2

EHS Course # EHS Course Name Frequency
EHS0116 First Aid 2 years
EHS0123 CPR/AED 2 years
EHS0370 LOTO for Authorized Persons 3 years
EHS0550 QEW 2 Electrical Safety Basics 3 years
EHS0551 QEW 2 Shock Protection 3 years
EHS0552 QEW 2 Arc Flash Protection 3 years
EHS0553 QEW 2 Electrical Safe Work Controls 3 years
EHS0554 QEW 2 Modes of Work 3 years
EHS0556 QEW 2 Practical Training 3 years
EHS0558 QEW 2 Practical Certification Annual

QEW3

EHS Course # EHS Course Name Frequency
All QEW2 courses, plus the following:
EHS0560 QEW 3 High Voltage Safety 3 years
EHS0561 QEW 3 Practical Training 3 years
EHS0562 QEW 3 Practical Certification Annual