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?
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)
- 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?
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.
In its truest sense, Arc Flash Safety is really a combination of things that protect workers and organizations from the destructive force of an electrical arc flash.
The key elements of Arc Flash Safety are procedures, policies, safe work practices, tools, equipment, Arc Flash PPE and engineering solutions.
But the one we are going to zero in on today is arc flash safety procedures.
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?