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What is an Arc Flash

What is an Arc Flash

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?
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What is Arc Flash Clothing

What is Arc Flash PPE

In our last article we discussed what an arc flash really is and why you don’t want to be exposed to one, but we didn’t really talk about how to protect ourselves from one.

This week we go into detail on a particular segments which could save your life during an Arc Flash Event, Arc Flash PPE.

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What is an Arc Flash

What is an Arc Flash

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?
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Personal Protective Grounding for Worker Safety

Personal Protective Grounding for Electrical Safety

In an industrial setting, personal protective grounding is something that can be easily overlooked. It is also something that is widely misunderstood.

In fact, in most places temporary protective ground cables are not even thought of as PPE, but that is exactly what they are! Notice the title refers to personal protective grounding, well you are the person and it’s for that very reason you need to understand these next few concepts.
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Can rubber insulating gloves protect you from Arc Flash?

Can rubber insulating gloves protect you from Arc Flash?

This weeks topic, Do electrician’s rubber insulating gloves offer any protection from Arc Flash? Interestingly enough, even though you probably won’t find a label on the glove that says so, rubber insulating gloves used in conjunction with leather protectors do offer sufficient protection from arc flash burns.
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How to choose Arc Flash PPE

How to choose Arc Flash PPE

Once you’ve determined whether or not you will be faced with an Arc Flash Hazard, you’ve carefully reviewed all the steps of the job, you have your tools required, and have selected any necessary equipment to get the job done, then it’s time to choose your Arc Flash Personal Protective Equipment (Arc Flash PPE).

But what do you need to consider before you pick it out? Well, we have chosen 3 key concepts to look at before you don the “space suit” and march out for lift-off.
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How to perform an Arc Flash Risk Assessment

How to perform an Arc Flash Risk Assessment

An Arc Flash Risk Assessment is the overall process that identifies hazards, estimates the potential severity of injury or damage to health, estimates the likelihood of occurrence of injury or damage to health, and determines if protective measures are required.

The 4 main steps to consider when performing an Arc Flash Risk Assessment.

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How does Flame Retardant Clothing work?

How does Flame Retardant Clothing work?

Flame Retardant garments are a necessity for any employee who may be at risk of coming into contact with Electric Arc Events, Flash Fires or combustible dust explosions to protect the skin against burns and minimise the risk of injury.

Burns are a common health & safety issue in some workplaces, especially those that work with naked flames, chemicals and high temperatures.

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