Think with your senses – Head, Hand, Face Protection

Think with your senses – Head, Hand, Face Protection

Arc Flash Clothing
Because of the extreme heat experienced in an arc flash, it impacts upon your entire body and everything you need to wear. For this reason it is important to ensure that all areas of your body are covered with both arc rated clothing and personal protective equipment (PPE) that will protect you from the heat energy.
Do I need Arc Flash Protection?

Do I need Arc Flash Protection?

Arc Flash Awareness
If your company employs workers that operate on or near to electrical sources, then it is a requirement to have a comprehensive understanding of the NFPA 70E regulations. Within Article 110 of these regulations, the general safety requirements for working with electricity are detailed. Read on to understand whether you are required to wear Arc Flash Protection.
What is Arc Flash PPE?

What is Arc Flash PPE?

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.

Arc Flash Blast/Explosion

What causes an Arc Flash?

Arc Flash PPE
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?
Man Wearing Rubber Insulating Gloves

Can rubber insulating gloves protect you from Arc Flash?

Arc Flash PPE
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.
How to choose Arc Flash PPE

How to choose Arc Flash PPE

Arc Flash Clothing
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.