Keep your personnel safe and comply with NFPA/OSHA requirements with IES Engineering’s Arc Flash Hazard Analysis, Study Review and NFPA 70E Training.
According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), “Arc-flash is an electric current that passes through air when insulation or isolation between electrified conductors is no longer sufficient to withstand the applied voltage.” The flash is immediate, but the result of these incidents can be lasting. Arc flash can cause severe injury and even death. More than 2,000 people are treated in burn centers with severe arc flash injuries each year.
IES Engineering offers a three-pronged solution to address the risk of arc flash. From performing the initial arc flash hazard analysis to updating the arc flash study to training up qualified electrical workers in NFPA 70E concepts, IES has you covered.
Arc Flash Hazard Analysis (Initial Study & Required Study Review)
For greenfield projects, IES will perform the required initial arc flash hazard analysis, labeling panels with risk level to code, specifying proper PPE level and ensuring all qualified workers are trained in required NFPA 70E concepts. The NFPA 70E specifies that arc flash studies must be reviewed, at least, every five years and/or anytime there is a major modification or upgrade to the electrical system. Any changes to the system require an in depth review to ensure the accuracy of the labeling and effectiveness of the PPE requirements.
IES has performed countless studies for clients in diverse industries and have applied more than 20,000 labels on panels for our clients. Given this breadth of experience, the IES arc flash team have put refined work process systems in place to efficiently gather field data, perform studies, recommend mitigation, create and apply labels. In addition to mitigating safety risk to personnel, our process is focused on suggesting changes to the system to mitigate incident energy and thus associated PPE requirement.
NFPA 70E Training
Mitigating the threat of arc flash when performing electrical work is a significant safety challenge that is critical to address through preventative training. IES Engineering’s Arc Flash Risk Mitigation Training (NFPA 70E compliant) ensures that you have the tools to keep you and your personnel safe through preventative safe work practices.
Arc flash training in NFPA 70E is required both as new personnel are added and retraining is mandated, at least, every three years.
In addition to learning how to identify and mitigate arc flash hazards and perform comprehensive arc flash risk assessments, our training provides the tools needed to effectively navigate the complexities of complying with NFPA/OSHA requirements.
IES Engineering’s Director of Engineering, Jordan Stockton, is seen above conducting a training in arc flash hazard identification, analysis, and risk mitigation techniques at a recent “Rockwell on the Move” forum. Trainees were equipped with real world solutions to determine and mitigate electrical hazards and gained actionable knowledge of safety work practices and standards through Mr. Stockton’s experienced instruction and hands on demonstrations.