Arc Flash Safety

Provided by: ToolingU

Arc flash risk assessments, boundaries, and personal protective equipment help prevent arc flash and its effects. Regular inspection and maintenance of electrical systems and machinery also help prevent arc flash. Arc flash is one of the most dangerous hazards of working with electricity. After taking this class, users will be aware of the causes and dangers associated with arc flash, as well as the precautions and personal protective equipment that can help prevent arc flash exposure. This information prepares users to work safely and effectively in environments with the potential for arc flash.

Course Objectives:

  • Describe arc flash
  • Describe common causes of arc flash
  • Describe the dangers associated with arc flash
  • Describe incident energy
  • Describe arc blast
  • Describe different organizations that produce arc flash safety guidelines
  • Describe arc flash risk assessments
  • Explain flash and shock boundaries
  • Describe the different pieces of PPE employees most commonly use to protect against arc flash
  • Describe arc-rated PPE
  • Describe how to use NFPA 70E tables to select arc flash PPE
  • Describe different measures that can be taken to prevent arc flash incidents
  • Describe the different overcurrent devices used to prevent arc flash
  • Describe the different safeguarding devices used to prevent arc flash
  • List the steps for establishing electrically safe work conditions (ESWC)
  • Describe the arc flash safety responsibilities of employers and employees.

Recommended Background

  • Recommended for all personnel in the manufacturing workplace working with any electrical heavy equipment.

Course ID







Communication, Critical Thinking, Personal Effectiveness, PPE, Arc Flash Safety

Method of Delivery


Estimated Effort

2.5 hrs



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