How To Protect Workers From Arc Flash

October 30, 2020

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Arc flash is one of the leading causes of electrical fires. It can result in explosions, property damage, injuries, and death. Luckily, there are ways to help protect your workers from arc flash injuries and incidents. Explore different ways how to protect workers from arc flash.

Offer Training Programs and Teach Workers About Arc Flash

Every worker should have the opportunity to learn more about arc flash and how they can contribute to their own safety and wellbeing in the workplace. All new employees should receive a comprehensive course about arc flash—the dangers, the causes, and how to protect themselves and reduce the risk.

Also, existing and long-time employees should have the opportunity to continuously relearn and receive refreshers on all the previously mentioned arc flash information.

Providing your employees with adequate training and access to information can reduce the risk of arc flash and help them to protect themselves in the event that it occurs.

Provide Proper Personal Protection Equipment

Provide all your workers with proper personal protection equipment (PPE). It helps to protect sensitive bodily areas from harm in the event of arc flash. Below are the different PPE items you should ensure each worker has access to and utilizes correctly.

  • Eye protection
  • Face shields
  • Goggles
  • Flame-resistant clothing

All PPE worn by employees should be AF-rated and possess the ability to resist high temperatures.

Protect Your Facility From Arc Flash

Reducing the risk of arc flash occurring at your facility is, by far, the best way to protect your employees. The most effective way to protect your facility from arc flash is by employing arc flash specialists to perform an arc flash assessment. This assessment includes a detailed site inspection, use of software that is best for your facility, an electrical coordination analysis, a short circuit analysis, an arc flash analysis report, and the production of arc flash labels.

Prepare your employees and facility for the dangers of the job by learning more about how to protect workers from arc flash. Contact Dreiym Engineering today for an arc flash quote for your business.

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