Safety Precautions When Working Around Electricity

This 4 minute safety training video covers: Why water is dangerous when working with electricity, what is the danger when working in confined space, how to avoid accidental electric contact in a confined space, what materials to avoid sparks and flames, what is an arc flash, how arc flash occur, what is the best protection against arc flash, special precautions for equipment running 24 hrs a day, what to do if you encounter potential arc flash hazards.

Video Transcript

An arc flash occurs when an electrical charge travels through the air, creating an arching fault between two ungrounded conductors or between ungrounded conductors and the grounded conductors. Loose connections can overheat and cause an arching fault. The introduction of foreign matters can trigger an arc flash. Preventing arc flash incidents begins with equipment and system design that impact the frequency of a current and magnitude of energy release. Proper training for each workplace is a vital part of arc flash prevention.