They say knowledge is power and that’s certainly the case when it comes to your health and safety at work – and particularly in the case of Arc Flash injuries.
It’s difficult to quantify the number of Arc Flash injuries in the UK as there is no specific category to report them. Reports to the HSE suggest around 1,000 electrical incidents take place in the UK each year, with around 30 people dying from injuries sustained as a result – mostly from contact with overhead cables. But the HSE cautions that even non-fatal shocks can cause severe and permanent injury.
Our guide will help you understand the potential injuries resulting from and Arc Flash incident.