Burlington Electrical Testing


Arc Flash Hazards

neta

ARC FLASH HAZARD TRAINING

BET provides onsite Arc Flash Hazard Awareness class which delivers an understanding of the federal laws (OSHA), existing dangers, as well as the accepted safety practices when personnel are to be exposed to electrical hazards. This includes defining an arc flash and its effects on the human body, complying with Arc Flash labeling, and the selection and use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

This Arc Flash Hazard Awareness class is to be part of an overall electrical safety program; therefore, your staff will require a working knowledge of the electrical equipment at their facility, along with the tools, test equipment and available PPE. Completion of the training does not certify or qualify the attendees to work on or near electrical equipment for which they are otherwise unqualified, per NFPA 70E 2015.

The one day seminar will be presented by an instructor certified by NJACT and NECA to instruct Electrical Safety Related Work Practices based on NFPA70E 2015. Curriculum follows the accompanying Electrical Safety-Related Work Practices text modules and will focus on:

  1. Electrical Safety Culture
  2. Electrical Hazard Awareness
  3. Overview of OSHA and 70E concepts
  4. Electrical Safety Program / Training
  5. The Control of Hazardous Energy
  6. Arc flash Hazard Analysis Methods
  7. Personal Protective Equipment
  8. Existing Electrical Equipment
neta

 

NFPA 70E

NFPA 70E requirements for safe work practices to protect personnel by reducing exposure to major electrical hazards. Originally developed at OSHA’s request, NFPA 70E helps companies and employees avoid workplace injuries and fatalities due to shock, electrocution, arc flash, and arc blast, and assists in complying with OSHA 1910 Subpart S and OSHA 1926 Subpart K.

Provisions encompass safety-related work practices, safety-related maintenance requirements, and safety requirements for special equipment. The Standard includes guidance for making hazard identification and risk assessments, selecting appropriate PPE, establishing an electrically safe work condition, and employee training.

IEEE Standard 1584

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Standard 1584 was developed to help protect individuals from the dangers of arc flash. The incident energy level equations outlined in IEEE Standard 1584 allow for the proper “field marking” of electrical equipment and selection of appropriate overcurrent protective devices and PPE. The IEEE 1584 equations calculate an estimated arc current which is then used to predict the incident energy level.

 

NFPA 70E 2015
ARC FLASH HAZARDS

Is your site NFPA 2015 compliant? Is your staff "qualified" or "unqualified" to work on electrical equipment?

Burlington Electrical Testing conducts onsite Arc Flash Hazard Awareness training which provides an understanding of the federal laws (OSHA), potential dangers, as well as the accepted safety practices when personnel are to be exposed to electrical hazards.

This includes defining an arc flash and its effects on the human body, complying with Arc Flash labeling, and the selection and use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

The Arc Flash Hazard Awareness class is to be part of your overall electrical safety program; therefore, your staff will require a working knowledge of the electrical equipment at their facility, along with the tools, test equipment and available PPE.

The one day class is presented by an instructor certified by NFPA, and the NJACT / NECA to instruct Electrical Safety Related Work Practices based on NFPA70E 2015. Curriculum follows the accompanying Electrical Safety-Related Work Practices text modules and will focus on:

1. Electrical Safety Culture
2. Electrical Hazard Awareness
3. OSHA and NFPA 70E concepts
4. Electrical Safety Program
5. The Control of Hazardous Energy
6. Arc Flash Hazard Analysis
7. Personal Protective Equipment
8. Existing Electrical Equipment

For more information, scheduling and quotations please contact
Elana Koynock at:
(215) 826-9400 ext. 276 or email elanak@betest.com.

About Us

Burlington Electrical Testing is a testing and verification firm with more than 35 years of experience in electrical maintenance testing, acceptance testing, electrical certification, and engineering evaluations of electrical distribution equipment.

Address

Burlington Electrical Testing
300 Cedar Avenue
Croydon, PA 19021
Phone: (215) 826-9400
Emergency: (800) 731-2577
Fax: (215) 826-0964