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. This clip was taken from a full-length training video. Click here to watch the 16 minute full length version.

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Electricity is so common in our homes and workplaces that we normally don't think twice about using it. But electricity kills and injures thousands of people every year, so it's important to understand its hazards and know how to avoid them.

Electricity poses two major hazards to people who work with it. The most intense is arc flash, a violent release of electrical energy that causes severe injuries and fatalities. The second is shock, which can cause burns, internal injuries, cardiac arrest and even be fatal.

Atlantic Training's new training on Arc Flash focuses on what arc flash is, its hazards and how employees can avoid it on the job. The program provides practical procedures employees can use to protect themselves from electric shock, as well..

This Arc Flash NFPA 70E Training DVD Covers:

Video Transcript

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.