Arc Flash Risk Assessment Studies
The National Fire Protection Association Guidelines (NFPA 70E) require facility owners to perform an arc flash risk assessment prior to allowing a worker or contractor to perform a task on energized equipment. Services include arc flash risk assessment study identifying the presence and location of potential hazards, recommendations for PPE, boundaries for limited and restricted approaches, recommendations for flash protection, and safe work practices.
Arc Flash Hazard Labeling Plan
Electrical inspectors are now enforcing the new labeling requirement published in the National Electrical Code (NEC 110.16) that states a warning label must be placed on electrical equipment that may remain energized during maintenance or repair. Services include assistance with compliance during each phase of an arc flash risk assessment, production of labels, and application of appropriate warning labels and signage.
Site Review/Compliance Assessment
The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) is diligent in enforcing the NFPA 70E Guidelines. Services include identification of necessary steps to fulfill the more general statements in the OSHA standards, a comprehensive assessment at your facility to identify areas of risk and non-compliance, development of a plan to bring your facility into compliance in the most efficient way possible.
Electrical Safety Program Review & Development
NFPA 70E requires every facility to establish an electrical safety program. An effective program should include a certified training program, awareness of electrical hazards, and self-discipline of employees. It should also identify hazard/risk evaluation procedures, electrically safe work procedures, tools and PPE, and electrical safety principles – particularly safety by design. Services include review or development of a comprehensive electrical safety program that supports an overall site safety program, development of an effective safety audit process and safety manual, and assistance with planning and conducting safety meetings.
Arc Flash Safety Training
An effective arc flash training program should provide workers the knowledge and understanding of the existence, nature, causes, and methods to prevent electrical hazards. The ERS arc flash training program includes training on arc flash awareness, standards, and codes, understanding of arc flash quantities, selection and use of appropriate PPE, reading and following warning signs and labels, methods to reduce risk while working on live exposed parts, arc flash hazard assessment, and documentation.
- Improved regulatory compliance results from performing arc flash hazard analysis in accordance with industry guidelines
- Improved worker safety is achieved by identifying potential hazards and implementing recommendations to mitigate risk
- Greater productivity occurs by reducing business disruption and lost man hours that can result from arc flash incidents
- Enhanced system performance results from improved maintenance practices and preventing equipment damage
- Deep infrastructure expertise across the entire electrical system from generation and transmission to distribution and secondary distribution infrastructures
- Technical knowledge base from 100,000 completed projects supporting ~400,000 pieces of equipment
- Documented quality program to ensure standardized and consistent service delivery everywhere you operate
- Superior safety ratings, safe work practices, and award-winning safety programs
- Industry-leading customer satisfaction and Net Promoter Score
- Nationwide staff of registered professional engineers
- A Leader in staffing Level 3 & 4 NETA-Certified technicians
- Longevity of qualified technical resources
- Founding member of InterNational Electrical Testing Association (NETA).
- Participate and lead standards development including NFPA, IEEE, and NETA
- Customer resolution center available 24x7x365 for emergency support
- Comprehensive test equipment calibration program'
- Standardized data acquisition tool deployed across our global service organization, ensuring consistent, standardized data collection across each equipment type anywhere in the world
- State-of-the-art equipment and diagnostic software and tools
- Easy-to-read technical reports, compatible with NFPA and NETA standards