Two important times to test rubber insulating equipment (ie shock protection): Sleeves and blankets - before first issue and every 12 months thereafter Gloves - before first issue and every six (6) months thereafter To learn more about other safety maintenance procedures and for a review your company’s electrical equipment…

Three techniques to use to warn personnel regarding electrical hazards: Clearly mark and make visible safety signs and tags Place barricades strategically in conjunction with signs Attendants To learn more about other safety maintenance procedures and for a review your company’s electrical equipment needs, contact Reuter Hanney today at bids@reuterhanney.com.

Two important methods permitted to determine Arc Flash PPE: 1. The Incident Energy Analysis Method – Incident energy at a location is estimated based on information in Informative Annex D of NFPA 70E-2015. Arc rated clothing is then selected based on the calculated incident energy. 2. Arc Flash PPE Categories…

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 flash is the result of a rapid release of energy due to an arcing fault…

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 by a qualified person and they are advised of possible hazards. Restricted Approach Boundary. Only…

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 construction and operation of electrical equipment and installations and has received safety training to identify…

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 inspections are conducted as long as the restricted approach boundary (RAB) is not crossed. When…

Energized Work Required Compliance Energized work must meet NFPA 70E: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace® requirements to be performed safely. Energized work is required when a person must show demonstrated skills and knowledge related to the construction and operation of electrical equipment and installations and has received safety training…