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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An ordering system will allow your employees anywhere in the world to place an order that matches the PPE that they require and quickly deliver it to their location, minimising risks and delays. If you’re considering utilising an ordering system, here’s five ways you could benefit from using our Safeline 2.0 solution: