Arc Flash Risk Assessments and custom trainings are offered by Electrical Safety Specialists (ESS) anywhere in the nation. As required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the NFPA 70E, Electrical Safety Specialists offers an electrical Arc Flash Risk Assessment to determine the risk level for all areas in which your employees perform work. This is critical to ensuring worker safety. The purpose of our visit is to help save lives and money by safe work practices and minimize the possibility of injuries and lost time accidents.
ESS also provides custom training built specifically for your company’s needs for Electrical Safety and Arc Flash Training. We will come to you, our company travels nationwide for your convenience. This allows us to customize our training to your facility and your needs, making it a more applicable experience for your employees. We have conducted many industry-specific training’s for hospitals, schools, space industry (NASA), government, manufacturing, power generation, industrial and more.
Our 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 an Arc Flash Risk Assessment, Selective Coordination, and Equipment Evaluation, just to name a few.
ESS’s steps to a turnkey comprehensive Arc Flash Risk Assessment include:
Step 1 – On-Site Data Collection An ESS technician will collect the necessary information to perform an Arc Flash Risk Assessment. The arc flash risk assessment identifies the presence and location of potential hazards and provides recommendations for PPE, boundaries for limited approach, restricted approach, and arc flash protection, as well as safe work practices. It is imperative that we collect the correct information needed to perform the assessment. Many factors such as conductor size/length, over current protection device (i.e. breakers, fuses), settings, transformer sizes and impedances, will be documented and physically verified on-site, as well as looking for all areas requiring labels per NEC, NFPA 70E, IEEE.
Step 2 – Arc Flash Engineering Analysis Once the data collection process is complete, we will begin the process of creating arc flash one-line diagrams and conducting a hazard risk assessment including arc flash, shock hazard, and short circuit analysis. 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. Find out your levels of risk before you try to fix them.
Step 3 – Installation of Arc Flash Warning Labels and four hour NFPA 70E Arc Flash Training This will be the second visit to your facility. One of our arc flash Engineering Technicians will apply the arc flash warning labels generated by the arc flash engineering analysis. This is another critical step in the process as it is imperative to ensure that the arc flash warning labels are placed in the correct locations, as a misplaced label could mean life or death in the wrong situation. During the label application the technician will perform the four hour NFPA 70E Arc Flash training.
This training comes complimentary with any arc flash analysis that is performed. Our goal is to save lives and this will not be possible if your employees do not understand the new policies that are being implemented into the facility. Understanding the labels will help the employees be more prepared when it comes to interacting with electrical equipment.
These are all critical steps in performing an Arc Flash Risk Assessment, it is imperative that you as well as your employees are able to follow and understand the guidelines set forth by OSHA, NFPA70E, NEC, and IEEE.
ESS travels nationwide to conduct Arc Flash Risk Assessments as well as Arc Flash Safety Training Classes. For more information, call ESS at (816) 925-0443. If you are interested in training for multiple locations or concerned about consistency of training throughout your corporation, Electrical Safety Specialists can develop and implement customized safety training throughout your company.