Arc flash training is made up of all the practical skills and knowledge one would need to navigate safely through various workplace electrical hazards. Topics could range from a 120 volt lighting circuit, to a 2300 volt starter, all the way to a 138 kilovolt transmission line.
When working on or near electrical equipment you need to become familiar with the hazards associated with that particular work. You may already have a good understanding of shock hazard but what about arc flash?
Whileteaching a group of electrical workerswhy one task is considered an arc flash risk and another task is not (even while performed on the same equipment under the same environmental conditions) we came to the realization that there is one key factor in arc flash risk assessment…
The Personal Protective Equipment Directive is a European one but it is one of the most stringent enforcement directives relating to PPE in the world which is why the level of European PPE compliance is typically very high, especially relating to the Category 3 (Complex) which Arc Flash Protective Clothing is in.
This blog will explain the purpose, scope and timescale of the Personal Protective Equipment Directive.