AN INTRODUCTION TO ARC FLASH

*Most electrical accidents occur because people are working on or near equipment that is:

  • Thought to be dead
  • Known to be live but those involved do not have adequate training or appropriate equipment, or they have not taken adequate precautions

*HSE – HSG85 Electricity at Work Safe Working Practices 2003

Around 1000 electrical accidents at work are reported to HSE each year and about 25 people die of their injuries

Please refer to the following sections for more information about Arc Flash: