Arc Flash for the FM
Over 2000 people a year are hospitalized in the US due to Arc Flash injuries. Simply put, an Arc Flash is an explosion caused when working in energized electrical equipment. However, with proper training and personal protective equipment (PPE), the risk of injury from an Arc Flash can be mitigated. By discussing the reasons Arc Flash incidents happen, the risks to workers when exposed to energized electrical equipment, and how best to mitigate these risks, attendees will gain awareness, and be armed with tools to address a major cause of electrical injuries in facilities.
1. Participants will learn the definition of an Arc Flash and its causes and effects
2. Participants will understand Arc Flash Risks and Mitigation
3. Participants will be exposed to codes and standards related to Arc Flash
4. Participants will be exposed to the basics of an Arc Flash Analysis