Arc Flash and Flame Resistant PPE experts, Skanwear, are on a mission to inform businesses about the risks of arc flash and how to minimise them. There are at least two arc flash incidents occurring every day, with an average of two of these proving fatal, according to OSHA. As a result, Skanwear made its first seminar in its webinar series dedicated to the subject.
Headed by Skanwear’s Technical Director Anthony Long, the next webinar will explore where arc flash can happen, what type of job requires arc flash protection, and what working conditions require Arc and FR PPE. The in-depth, informative seminar will be perfect for business owners, heads of health and safety, and procurement managers that work within firms where employees may be exposed to live or potentially live electricity.
Mitigating arc flash risks
The live nature of the webinar means Skanwear’s experts will be taking questions too, ideal for businesses that want specific information and to discover how they can mitigate arc flash risks within their working environment. There are just 100 places available for the webinar, which will be confirmed later in the month of August. Delegates can subscribe to the Skanwear mailing list for a confirmation date.
Long said, “Arc flash can cause significant injuries and even death in the worst case scenario, but there are ways to substantially reduce the risk, by assessing the working environment and wearing the correct Protective Clothing. Workers and managers must remember although arc flash and FR PPE is essential, it is your last line of defence and there are other contributing factors to consider, not just the clothing. Our webinar aims to inform, educate, and steer viewers in the right direction when it comes to arc flash and making sure those who work in an electrical environment stay safe.”
Arc flash awareness training
Skanwear is a specialist provider of protective garments and equipment that are fire resistant and designed with arc flash in mind. As well as delivering high quality PPE, the business also has an Innovation and Training Centre, that’s filled with useful content, and can deliver tailored arc flash awareness training directly to firms.