Many workers working on energised equipment are injured and/or killed each year. Several of these casualties are a result of arc flash.
Arc Flash is considered as one of the most destructive and dangerous instances when dealing with electrical wirings. A single occurrence can destroy metals and it has the ability to kill a person if not protected by Arc Flash Clothing. An arc flash can create an arc blast that can shatter anything because it is as hot as the as surface of the sun. This kind of heat can destroy metals instantly and completely burn a body beyond recognition.
Arc Flash ProtectionSerious injuries are caused by the arc flash:
Respiratory system damage
Skin penetration from flying debris
Eye and face injuries
An arc flash may happen instantly and if the worker does not have the correct protection, they will already be dead when the arc flash hits them.
The use of Arc Flash Protective Equipment will lessen the damages caused by an arc flash because all of these equipments are solely made to withstand the heat.
Typical Arc Flash Clothing Applications
Working on electrical systems and switchrooms at 500 volts, live testing and proving dead on electrical systems, fitting and removal of LV-HV earths on electrical systems, working on panels/control circuits with exposed energised conductors, removal of bolted covers from energised electrical equipment, racking in/out of switchgear, racking in/out of starters and control gear, live testing and proving dead on electrical systems 11-33kV - T&D UK stock a broad range of Arc Flash Clothing and PPE.