Arc Flash Training And PPE Requirements
ESS offers arc flash training nationwide that covers the complex standards and regulations per OSHA and NFPA 70E. Our arc flash training helps your company develop a positive electrical safety culture by instructing on requirements for electrical safety related work practices, including the use of personal protective equipment, or PPE.
NFPA 70E 130.7 Personal and Other Protective Equipment states that employees exposed to electrical hazards when the risk associated with the hazard is not adequately reduced by the applicable electrical installation requirements shall be provided with, and shall use, protective equipment that is designed and constructed for the specific part of the body to be protected and for the work to be performed.
NFPA 70E 105.3 Employer Responsibility states that the employer shall have the following responsibilities:
- Establish, document, and implement the safety-related work practices and procedures required by this standard.
- Provide employees with training in the employer’s safety-related work practices and procedures.
Electrical Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is an important line of defense in arc flash safety. Arc flash electrical PPE requirements should feature head-to-toe protection against serious electrical hazards so you’re able to get the job done in the safest, most efficient and professional manner possible. Appropriate arc flash electrical PPE requirements includes arc rated clothing and insulated tools to protect your entire body from the dangers of arc flash.
Arc flash training from ESS covers the following topics specific to electrical PPE:
- Who is responsible?
- Care and Maintenance
- Outer and Under Layer
- ATPV (Arc Thermal Performance Value) and HRC Category Electrical PPE examples
In addition to PPE, arc flash training from ESS includes all other topics relevant to NFPA 70E, such as shock hazards, meter safety, and hazardous electrical energy control procedures. Our trainers are Certified Electrical Safety Compliance Professionals (CESCP), certified to ensure they can provide the highest quality training possible. Our trainers are real world electricians who will not only provide job specific examples for your team, but they will present them in a manner that makes the content immediately applicable to daily routines.
Identifying the proper training requirements can be difficult but ESS is here to help. Our team of safety experts will help you identify a training program that suits your team’s needs, specific to the various tasks and job requirements of the workers in your facilities. For more information about nationwide arc flash training, click here or call ESS at (816) 925-0443.
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