Today’s construction industry is on the front lines of the next generation of safety, equipped with innovative and efficient ways to maximize protection without sacrificing productivity.

As an example of interactive solutions that answer to increasing demand, Eaton, www.eaton.com, Dublin, Ireland, is now taking a 40-foot, fully interactive trailer on a nationwide tour of major industrial centers to meet increasing demand for electrical safety training. As a training bonus: the trailer, which is filled with a comprehensive array of end-to-end electrical systems, will provide practical applications for electrical contractors who work in harsh and hazardous environments, including oil and gas installations.

Interactive media throughout the trailer will focus on an array of topics, including the classification of hazardous atmospheres, explosion prevention techniques, state-of-the-art equipment, and wiring methods.

“We can customize the training based on who we are visiting, allowing for flexibility when working with various electrical system designs”

The company customizes the training based on who is being visited, allowing for flexibility when working with various electrical system designs, according to Thomas McCarron, vice president, global sales and marketing, oil and gas, Eaton’s Crouse-Hinds Division. He adds the tour is an ideal opportunity for electrical contractors, facilities, and engineering firms to gain hands-on exposure to Eaton’s expertise.

The mobile trailer comprises an electrical system design demonstrating code-compliant installations in Division 1, Division 2, heavy industrial, and commercial construction applications. Educational components target optimizing safety and low-cost of ownership including introduction to hazardous areas and the prevention of external ignition and explosion, equipment and installation requirements in Class I, Class II and Class III hazardous locations (NEC Articles 500-503), equipment and installation requirements in Zone classification systems (NEC Articles 505-506), and industrial LED technology and design considerations.

For electrical contractors, continuing education is key, especially with quick access to courses with engaging and interesting content that also allow them to stay compliant with their licensing requirements.

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