A worker exposed to an arcing fault may receive 2nd degree burns if not adequately protected.
The introduction of the new CSA Z462 Workplace Electrical Safety Standard brings a work practice standard for those who work on or near energized electrical equipment such as those found in data centres. Employers are required to perform an arc-flash assessment for the protection of employees and contractors on their premises.
The purpose is to assess electrical hazards and design safe work spaces around electrical power systems. The CSA Z462 standard stipulates requirements for identifying hazardous equipment and for the development of safe work procedures around this equipment. The standard also gives guidance to electrical workers on the selection of personal protective equipment and protective clothing.
|Where do Arc-flash hazards occur?||When do Arc-flash hazards occur?|
|Panel boards and switchboards||Removing or installing circuit breakers or fuses|
|Motor control centers||Working on control circuits with energized parts exposed|
|Metal clad switchgear||Racking circuit breakers in and out of switchgear|
|Transformers||Applying safety ground|
|Motor starters and drive cabinets||Removing panel covers|
Upon completion of our analysis, we will issue a study report. This report will enable you to adhere to the new CSA Z462 Workplace Electrical Safety Standard. But more importantly, it will provide all the information you’ll need to ensure that your employees and contractors are working safely around energized electrical equipment.
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