An Arc Flash is an explosive release of energy within energized electrical components. The National Fire Protection Association NFPA 70E Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace defines the requirements for an Arc Flash Risk Assessment, use of personal protection equipment, and electrical safety training. An Arc Flash Risk Assessment and overall electrical safety program is not just a one-time project, it must be sustainable.
ASG Electric’s unique approach to data collection saves you money.
Data collection is a critical step to ensuring an accurate arc flash hazard analysis. When working with ASG, the data collection process is bundled with a condition of maintenance assessment as required by NFPA 70E standards. The team is led by a Master Electrician to ensure quality and precise results. All steps are completed according to NFPA 70E standards, and while equipment is energized. Data collection without a condition of maintenance assessment leaves many 70E requirements unaddressed, and increases the risks to employees.
ASG Electric completes the engineering study, compiles all necessary documentation, creates labels, and applies them to equipment.
Working with ASG on your arc flash engineering study means that you have a
partner for every step of the process – from project commitment to the application of equipment labels, and beyond. ASG staff members hold the Certified Electrical Safety Compliance Professional (CESCP) credential from the NFPA, and are qualified to help develop your electrical safety plan. ASG understands NPFA 70E guidelines and stays up-to-date on the latest NFPA 70E standards.
The engineering study is designed to analyze your electrical system, and assess the level of risk of an arc flash. It will also help determine what level of PPE is needed for each piece of equipment. When the study is complete, you will receive an electrical one-line diagram and a thorough report documenting the risks within your electrical system. ASG will create labels made from a material specifically chosen for its durability with high temperatures, outdoor elements, and other harsh environments. Those labels will then be applied to the appropriate pieces of equipment so that your qualified employees understand the risks and what PPE to wear when performing work. Our labels come with a lifetime guarantee.
ASG Electric offers training to help you meet NFPA 70E requirements.
Under NFPA 70E, employers are required to complete several steps – including:
- Perform an arc flash hazard assessment to identify risks in their electrical system
- Mitigate those systemic risks
- Document the steps taken to mitigate risks
- Label equipment to alert workers to safety risks, and explain the proper level of PPE to wear
- And train their employees on electrical hazards and safe work procedures
ASG can be your partner for the completion of each of these items. If you aren’t sure where to start, the team at ASG can help you determine the best place to begin. You have options for how to start a program, but doing nothing is not an option.
Please see the training brochure for more information.
ASG Electric help you with your sustainability requirements.
Once the arc flash baseline project is complete the following are examples of “updates”
- Changes and updates in the electrical system - new devices that will need arc flash labels.
- New employees will need NFPA 70E required electrical safety training.
- Guidance on other 70E standards such as contractor orientation, PPE selection, collaboration on your site’s electrical safety plan.
- Updates to changes in 70E standards - when the NFPA standards are updated for 2018, you will be supported by ASG as we implement the new standards into our services and work with you to make updates.
“Like probably many companies we became aware of the need Lyco Manufacturing Logofor both an arc flash risk assessment and supporting safety procedure. Also like probably many companies we solicited quotes for the work, not entirely sure what we were getting ourselves into. In that process we met Chuck and his team from ASG electric and they quickly differentiated themselves from the rest of the pack [ if you meet them, you will understand what I mean] and we chose them for the project. At every turn, from information sharing, to quality of work, to flexible scheduling, to documentation and last but least employee training this was a top notch effort and I am comfortable in saying that I recommend them highly”.
“I am a PE Electrical engineer and have worked with ASG Electric on many Arc Flash Studies. Specifically, I have worked with the TEGG Pro software used by ASG Electric in the data collection phase in each of these projects. TEGG Pro assures complete an accurate data collection and the various reports allow the engineer to quickly and completely build out the Arc Flash Engineering model”.
Mead-and-Hunt“Compared to other arc flash study projects, where TEGG Pro was not used, the data typically is less organized, the model takes longer to build, and there are more “punchlist” items to review and verify. If I have the opportunity to select the data collection process on a future project, working with ASG Electric and the TEGG Pro software is definitely my first choice”.