Arc Flash Risk Assessments are required by OSHA and the NFPA 70E to determine the risk level for all areas in which your employees may perform work. This is critical to ensuring worker safety. The purpose is to help save lives and money by safe work practices and minimize the possibility of injuries and lost time accidents.
An arc flash occurs when an electric current passes through the air instead of along its intended path. The result is extremely high heat that can cause severe burns, blinding light, and an explosion that can result in hearing damage and potentially fatal injuries. Multiple arc flash incidents occur every day in workplaces across the United States.
The second step in performing an Arc Flash Risk Assessment is the Arc Flash Engineering Analysis. Once the data collection process is complete from Step 1, we will begin the process of creating arc flash one-line diagrams and conducting a hazard risk assessment including arc flash, shock hazard, short circuit assessment, and coordination studies. We also offer mitigation studies (optional) to help reduce the arc flash hazards to a manageable level. We usually suggest mitigation as a service to be done only if needed. We suggest to find out what your incident energies (Calories cm2) are before you try to fix them.
Electrical Safety Specialists’ arc flash Engineering Technicians have several years of experience in commercial/industrial electrical installations and maintenance. They also have extensive training on the intricacies of the data collection process for performing an Arc Flash Risk Assessment, Selective Coordination, and Equipment Evaluation.
For the last 25 years, several members of Electrical Safety Specialists’ leadership team have worked together developing relationships with various individuals that are all at the top of the electrical safety industry. Electrical Safety Specialists built a team of professionals to provide the highest quality of service available and recognizes the fact that each skill-set requires a lifetime commitment.
For more information about having Electrical Safety Specialists performing an Arc Flash Risk Assessment call ESS at (816) 925-0443.