ESS provides arc flash risk assessment, as required by OSHA and the NFPA 70E, anywhere in the United States. Our experts can be mobilized in a very short time to come to your site and determine the risk level for all areas in which your employees perform work, as well as train your authorized and affected employees.
The arc flash risk assessment identifies the presence and location of potential hazards and provides recommendations for Personal Protective Equipment, boundaries for limited, restricted and prohibited approaches, recommendations for flash protection, and safe work practices. This is critical to ensuring worker safety, and helps save lives and money by ensuring safe practices and minimizing the possibility of injuries and valuable time lost to accidents.
An ESS arc flash Engineering Technician will come on-site to collect the necessary data to perform an arc flash risk assessment. Our Engineering Technicians are Master/Journeyman electricians who 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, including how to achieve it with as little disruption as possible. In the very rare occurrence that power will need to be disrupted, we have several options available to gather the necessary information.
Once the data collection process is complete, ESS will build an SKM model of your system, using only the information collected during phase 1. (ESS can use other softwares upon request.) ESS then begins the process of creating arc flash one-line diagrams and conducting a hazard risk assessment including short circuit analysis, interrupt rating analysis, coordination analysis and incident energy analysis. In completing these analyses, ESS will be able to complete your comprehensive arc flash risk assessment.
Upon completion of the engineering work, ESS will return to your site and will install 100% of your arc flash labels. No questions asked, no cut-off points, no thresholds and no future work for your maintenance staff. As an independent consultant, ESS does not pursue or generate revenue by selling breakers, fuses, and switchgear as many competitors do. ESS strongly believes that “If it is not broken, don’t fix it”. When we leave your facility, your employees will be fully trained on the existing hazards and electrical PPE requirements, and all hazards will have been identified by our team.
ESS provides an extra layer of quality to our studies using two unique methods. Firstly, we apply 100% of your labels. This allows us to double check every phase of the work every time. Secondly, by combining this extra QC with separation of label application, report, and single line delivery, our engineers have the opportunity to update your system during the label application at no extra cost to you.
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