Electrical workers are constantly at risk of experiencing an arc flash. If such an incident occurs, workers could experience severe injuries, including burns, respiratory damage, hearing loss and internal injuries. There are several ways to protect workers against the effects of arc flash. CHARNAUD® explains how good quality PPE is one of the best means of defence.
What Is Needed To Protect Against Arc Flash?
If workers absolutely have to work on electrical installations without first de-energising the circuit, it is essential that they wear a comprehensive set of PPE that protects against the potential hazards. Arc flash PPE generally needs to include safety goggles, a long sleeve shirt and long pants made of non-melting fibre – or an arc-rated overall – arc-rated balaclava and hard hat. Provided the body is fully covered against the possible blast, injuries can effectively be prevented or at least mitigated.
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CHARNAUD®’s Solutions To Protect Against Arc Flash
With all this mind, CHARNAUD® has developed a complete range of PPE designed specifically to protect workers against the risks of arc flash. The CHARNAUD® SURVIVE-ARC® range is made from certified, flame-resistant and arc-rated material to protect electrical technicians against the thermal effects of an arc flash. It is a head-to-foot® range, offering employers the opportunity to equip their workers with all the necessary equipment from a single supplier.
Investing in quality work wear is of paramount importance when it comes to the safety of electrical workers. CHARNAUD® SURVIVE-ARC® protective wear is the ultimate solution. Electrical workers face the constant risk of electric arc flashes, which can result in severe thermal effects. However, with CHARNAUD® SURVIVE-ARC® protective wear, they are equipped with certified, comfortable-to-wear garments that provide the highest level of protection.
By utilizing permanently flame-resistant and arc-rated materials, CHARNAUD® SURVIVE-ARC® garments shield workers from the hazardous thermal effects of an electric arc flash. These specially designed garments form a head-to-foot® range of protective wear, ensuring comprehensive coverage and minimizing the risk of exposure to flames and thermal energy.
The importance of investing in quality gear cannot be overstated. High-quality protective wear, like CHARNAUD® SURVIVE-ARC®, not only meets rigorous safety standards but also offers durability and reliability. With the guarantee of permanent flame resistance for the life of the garment, workers can trust that they are consistently shielded from potential dangers.
By choosing CHARNAUD® SURVIVE-ARC® protective wear, electrical workers can avoid the grave dangers associated with electric arc flashes. These include severe burns, injuries, and even fatalities. The advanced protective features of CHARNAUD® SURVIVE-ARC® work wear significantly reduces the risk of such incidents, ensuring the safety and well-being of workers in high-risk environments.
The SURVIVE-ARC range includes:
- Boxer shorts in 10.9 cal
- Shirts in 8.3 cal/square-cm
- E2300 Safety boots
- SURVIVE-ARC FR Thermal socks
- Conti jacket with warm liner in ATPV 40 cal/square cm
- One-piece coverall in ATPV 12,4 cal/square cm
- Two-piece coveralls in ATPV 8,7 cal/square cm
- SURVIVE-ARC Dielectric gloves
- Double layer CAT 2 balaclava, 28.2 cal or 45.8 cal/ square cm high energy balaclava
- Dust coat in ATPV 12.4 cal/square cm
- High-energy goggles
- High-energy kit with goggles and 45.8 cal CAT 4 balaclava
- Denim trousers in 17 cal
- A range of gloves, shirts and headwear
- Beanies in 12.4 cal
Invest in Gear that Your Team an Trust
Don’t compromise when it comes to the safety of electrical workers. Invest in CHARNAUD® SURVIVE-ARC® protective wear and provide your team with the highest level of protection against electric arc flashes. By doing so, you not only mitigate potential dangers but also demonstrate your commitment to creating a safe and secure work environment. Get in touch with our team today – choose quality, choose safety, choose CHARNAUD® SURVIVE-ARC®.