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 qualified certification.
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.