Electrical Arc Flash hazards are available in every
facility irresepective of the size and nature of business of the facility. NFPA
and OSHA emphasise on the safety of the working personal in the facility. The
arc flash risk assessment need to be conducted to identify the arc flash
boundary, Restricted Approach boundary, Limited Approach boundary for the panel
with respective protective gear. The working personal should be fully aware of
these boundaries and the risk associate with them. As per NFPA 70E the
individual should have complete knowledge on the arc flash risks and related
boundaries and the personal protective equipment to be used with in these
boundaries and should exhibit the skills the same to be called as a qualified
person. Only the qualified persons are allowed to enter the Restricted space
with the appropriate protective gear.
It is very important for the plant to train and improve the
skills of the working personal and make them qualified for a safer working environment.
VB along with training will conduct and exam to evaluate the understanding of the
individual about the arc flash risks and nfpa 70e requirements. The trainees who
demonstrate and exhibits the skills as per NFPA requirements will be clearing the
VB Engineering will provides training to the workers, after completion of detailed
Electrical Safety audit with the arc flash risk assessment audit, as to where to wear
PPE and information about danger zones near electrical network. The NFPA was formed in
1896 by a group of insurance firms with the stated purpose of standardizing the new and
burgeoning market of fire sprinkler systems. The scope of the NFPA's influence grew from
sprinklers and fire extinguishers to include building electrical systems (another new
technology), and then into almost all aspects of building design and construction.