An arc flash hazard event can be traumatizing and cause tremendous amounts of damage. Employees can be hurt or killed by the sudden arc of high-voltage electricity. Below are five ways that having a thorough analysis can help your business guard against this threat.
Helps You Meet OSHA Requirements
All employees and subcontractors have to be given the basic instructions in what arc flash events are, the causes, and how to keep them from happening. This can be a seemingly monumental task for big businesses that employ many people. An arc flash analysis includes finding and documenting all employees that are still in need of receiving this critical, mandated training.
Alerts You to Potential Electrical Hazards
A complete arc flash analysis will show you areas that are prone to causing this event and reasonable solutions to fix the problems. There may be issues such as buildup of dust, faulty wiring, improper use of electrical tools, improper grounding, condensation, corrosion, and potential equipment failures that all have to be addressed and rectified.
Analyzes Regulatory Compliance
Arc flash analysis studied the current compliance for OSHA training, practical training in action, and observance of regulatory electrical safety equipment and procedures. Arc flash can cost employees, lost revenue, and can even cause serious loss of property.
Improves Documentation Process for Workman’s Comp Claims
Workman’s comp claims due to an arc flash incident have to be well documented. Specialists can help you improve the documentation process to speed up the process of claims. You will only pay the fair compensation due to an injured employee. It will include an overview of the situation that led up to injuries and a determination of how to do things in a safer manner.
Initiates Documentation and Clear Labeling of Electrical Panels
Not everyone in a company knows right where every electrical panel is located on the premises. Arc flash analysis will locate each panel and make sure they are clearly marked. The locations will be diagramed and documented for the management team to know at a glance where the hazard areas are.
Contact business safety analysis experts like Predictive Service for an arc flash hazard analysis today!