Graphic Products has released a video about calculating arc flash PPE that underscores the importance of electrical safety.
This animated video is the third in a 3-part series about arc flash safety, available online at the Graphic Products YouTube Channel and provides a light-hearted yet memorable look at a serious topic. As many in the electrical services industry know, an arc flash is a powerful burst of heat resulting from an uncontrolled electrical current. It can be triggered when insulation or isolation between electrified conductors is insufficient to withstand the applied voltage. The instantaneous flash can cause severe injury or death.
The video also outlines protection standards set forth by the NFPA, and calculates PPE needed to protect against calories of energy generated by an arc flash incident—when and if it happens. “Having the right protective gear takes some extra preparation, but it’s critical in working safely and confidently when arc flash hazards are present,” said Graphic Products’ Compliance Specialist Brian McFadden. “This video packs a lot of safety info into less than 2 minutes, and could even safe a life.”
For more on arc flash and electrical safety, you can also request a free PPE arc flash risk wall chart, providing a quick reference on the four arc flash PPE categories for incident energy. As well as on the Graphic Products’ site, you can also gain access to the chart at the end of the video.