What Does Qualified Person (Electrical) Mean?
A qualified person (electrical equipment) is a person who has received training in, and has demonstrated skills and knowledge in the construction and operation of electrical equipment and installations. The person must also be well aware of the hazards involved. It is an OSHA requirement that only qualified persons work on or around energized circuits or equipment. The definition of a qualified person will depend on the unique circumstances in each workplace. The person may, in fact, be qualified with regard to some equipment and not other.