Hello all; I have some basic questions regarding electrcial safety in thwe workplace (non-utility)

OSHA defines qualified person as follows:
One familiar with the construction and operation of the equipment and the hazards involved.

OSHA then goes on to say that qualified persons must be provided training per subpart S.

I interpret this as follows: electrical safety training (as described in subpart S) alone does not make a person qualified (which seems to be a common misconception in my world).

Following this logic, what additional measures are needed to document/demonstrate that employees are qualified (other than safety training)?

For example, maintenance/facilities workers commonly need to troubleshoot any/all equipment in a building. When new equipment is brought in, how would I go about ensuring that they are indeed qualified to safely perform electrical work?

Hope this makes sense!

Thanks for any iput

[This message has been edited by danc (edited 03-23-2005).]