How to Safely Avoid an Arc Flash Situations
This 2 minute safety training video covers: How to keep safe around potential arc flash situations, importance of warning labels, how to safely reduce arc flash risk, how to safely reduce the risk of electrical shock, how to work safely around electrical sources, how to deal with electricity in wet conditions and importance of PPE.
Latest update to NFPA 70E provides a requirement for field labeling and a requirement that work on energized electrical equipment have work permits to ensure people performing this work are properly trained and equipped. The information on the field labels should warn employees and other workers that a serious hazards exist and appropriate work practices and PPE should be used. Work permits are basically the same as hot work permits we have used for many years. It provides the requirements that a company person or supervisor has reviewed the electrical work plan and has given approval for such work. The purpose of the work permit is to provide an additional layer of supervision and approval before the work can begin.