Is a false sense of security creating new Arc Flash risks in power generation?

Is a false sense of security creating new Arc Flash risks in power generation?

For those working in the power generation sector, who are likely to be interacting with extremely high voltages and large currents, the risks of Arc Flash have always been better understood than in many other industries.

Yet there’s a new risk emerging in the shape of false security.

False sense of security creates Arc Flash risk

In recent years there have been huge advances in the technology available to detect circuitry faults. Within fractions of a second, these fantastic systems can detect a short circuit and automatically trip a switchgear to avoid an Arc Flash incident.

With such highly effective safety devices in place, it’s easy to see how some workers could be lulled into thinking Arc Flash risks are now mitigated – a thing of the past perhaps.

But even with the best safety guard technology in place, teams must still be protected by appropriate PPE to provide a potentially lifesaving last line of defence in the event of a technology malfunction.

Arc Flash PPE provides a vital last line of defence

Here at ProGARM we’re 100% focused on developing the best, most innovative and safest Arc Flash protective garments in the world.

While we hope you never need it, our PPE provides a vital last line of defence should all other safety precautions fail.

Wearing the right garment can ultimately make all the difference between surviving a blast or suffering life-changing injuries or even death.

For more information about our innovative high voltage Arc Flash safety wear, which is made from VXS+ inherent fire resistant fabrics and ThermSAFE components, please call us on +44 (0) 1482 679 600 to speak to our Power Generation Sector Specialists.

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