Dedicated to its corporate and social responsibility of reducing the company’s carbon footprint, SKANWEAR is constantly looking to develop innovative sustainable solutions in order to minimize its impact on the environment. One such initiative that enables the company to take steps towards achieving this aim is their newly introduced Garment Recycling Scheme.
Working on live electrical equipment comes with a substantial risk of electric shock and arc flash. Whenever exposed to energized equipment, workers must have a clear understanding of what the potential hazards are and how to work safely.
Protecting your employees from hazards such as these warrants several interwoven and necessary training components.
Before considering Arc Flash Clothing & PPE, having a clear understanding on Arc Flash Calculations and performing Arc Flash Risk Assessments will support the choice of protection you need.
There are actually a number of different things that can cause an arc flash to happen, including equipment not being sufficiently rated for the available short circuit current or accidental contact, to corrosion of equipment or deterioration or contamination. Learn more...
Within certain industries it is of vital importance that workers wear Arc and Flame Resistant personal protective equipment (PPE) in order to keep them safe whilst working on live electricity. This includes workers in the electrical engineering, thermal generation, wind generation, petrochemical, rail, and utilities industries.
We hope you enjoy this weeks interview with Sharon Incerti, Cable Development Project Manager at WSP, a lady who pushed for what she wanted right from the start of her career during a very different looking industry in the UK during the 1980s.
Sharon relishes the mentorship she can give others to achieve their full potential and after interviewing Linsey for last weeks spotlight, the warmth and appreciation for her Industry career mentor Sharon was so apparent. A big thank you to Sharon for such a great message and words of advice.
The second interview in our series to celebrate #INWED2020 shines the spotlight on Linsey, Project & Development Engineer for Wootton and Wootton.
A big thank you to Linsey for sharing such a fascinating journey to her current role in a smaller size business, with such a wide remit. Fantastic words of advice and also shows how important female mentors and role models are for inspiring and guiding future female generations “We can do anything a man can do…”
The first in our Series of interviews celebrating International Women in Engineering Day 2020 featuring our female colleagues in engineering is with Sandie Jones, IAMA Field Service Engineer at ABB UK.
For anyone considering an engineering pathway, a great piece of advice from Sandie: “grasp all of the Education that you can that is on offer with both hands – the key to success is Education”.
Global Zero Harm – An Achievable Goal for 2020
Despite the many challenges associated with achieving zero harm, SKANWEAR® are focusing their efforts in helping Global Energy Companies achieve this for their workforce as part of their brand new Global 2020 Zero Harm campaign. After all, no company wants to face the moral accusation in setting injury targets that mean they are effectively planning to hurt a certain amount of their workers.
It is our commitment to reduce the risk of the activities performed within the global energy industry that has seen SKANWEAR® innovate and become a leader in developing Arc Flash personal protective clothing and equipment.
Through our six Zero Harm Pillars, SKANWEAR® are helping Global Energy Companies achieve Global Zero Harm in 2020.
The risk is so pronounced within the Solar Industry due to the DC circuits found within typical PV installations, which can both generate and sustain arcs. DC circuits present a greater challenge than AC circuits due to the constant-current source rather than constant voltage, which makes calculating arc energies difficult.
So just what are some of the biggest Arc Flash risks for Solar Industry Personnel?