June 2017 22
What if an Arc Flash Hazard Exists?
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If an Arc Flash Hazard exists during an Arc Flash Assessment, three (3) important items are determined: Safety-related work practices to use Arc Flash Boundary PPE to use within the Arc Flash Boundary An arc…

June 2017 15
Shock Protection Boundaries – How are they determined?
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Shock Protection Boundaries, According to NFPA 70E-2015, is determined by a Shock Risk Assessment. The Shock Protection Boundaries as follows: Limited Approach Boundary. Unqualified persons may not cross a limited approach boundary, except if escorted…

June 2017 08
Qualified Persons Only to Work on Energized Equipment
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Qualified Persons Only Permitted to Work on Energized Equipment! But who is qualified to work on energized equipment? According to NFPA 70E-2015, QUALIFIED persons means: “One who has demonstrated skills and knowledge related to the…

June 2017 01
When is an energized work permit NOT required?
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Energized work permit not required, according to NFPA 70E-2015, if a qualified person is provided with and uses PPE and safe work practices under the following conditions: When testing, troubleshooting, and voltage measuring. When thermography and visual…