Safety guidance in a flash
23 January 2013
Electric arc flash or electrical flashover is one of the most deadly and least understood hazards of electricity and is prevalent in most industries with around 1000 electrical accidents at work each year and as many as
DuPont Personal Protection has developed the DuPont Arc-Guide in conjunction with independent experts, to help companies comply with the law and better assess the arc flash hazards. It provides the knowledge on how to both reduce the severity and consequences of an arc flash for workers who operate in proximity to, or on, energised electrical equipment and cables.
The guide recommends adopting its own step by step approach of Predict, Prevent, Protect and Publish. The DuPont Arc-Guide is for those whose responsibility involves the protection of workers from the arc flash hazard, for example, electrical engineers, electrical designers, contractors and non site based electrical workers and safety managers or procurement officers.