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.
SKANWEAR®: 2020 GLOBAL ZERO HARM

SKANWEAR®: 2020 GLOBAL ZERO HARM

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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. 

Why wear Arc Flash Base Layers?

Why wear Arc Flash Base Layers?

Arc Flash Clothing
It's Anthony Long from STRATA® Protection. I'm here to talk to you about the benefits of underwear or Arc Flash Base Layers. Not the underwear that you may be thinking of, but this is industrial underwear for everyday working conditions to protect you in terms of a number of things, both protecting you from heat, protecting you over-heating, and keeping your body climate the right temperature.
5 Arc Flash Risks for Solar Industry Personnel

5 Arc Flash Risks for Solar Industry Personnel

Arc Flash Safety

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?

Electrical Workers and Arc Flash

Electrical Workers and Arc Flash

Arc Flash Safety

Electrical Workers, who are they, there are different types of electrical workers, they can be;

  • Electrical Engineer (Various disciplines)
  • Electrician (Domestic and light commercial)
  • Electrician (Industrial and Mining)
  • Linesperson
  • Cable Jointer

All of the above, at some time, could be exposed to arc flash hazards. However, many do not have the knowledge, skills and training to deal with arc flash hazards. The question is, what knowledge is required to be able to manage arc flash risks?

Arc Flash Safety Procedures

Arc Flash Safety Procedures

Arc Flash Safety

If you’re already familiar with what an Arc Flash is and what type of training, you might need to have in order to protect yourself from it the next thing you might be wondering is if there are any specifically related to Arc flash Safety Procedures.

In this article I’ll be going over the top 2 Arc Flash Safety procedures that you need to know in order to protect yourself and your team from Arc Flash.

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.
Treated vs Inherent Fabric

What's the difference between Treated Fabric and Inherent Fabric?

Arc Flash Clothing

The main difference between these two fabrics is the process that is used at the final stage in order to make the product flame resistant, but which type of fabric should you opt for given your working environment?