An electric arc flash is a rapid, uncontrolled chaotic event involving a plasma cloud of ionised gas. It occurs as a result of an electrical fault in an electrical assembly, in which toxic gases and airborne molten metal from the electrical assembly burst into the atmosphere from the fault source at great pressure, and at temperatures in excess of 20,000 degrees Celsius.
This process also creates loud noise and pressure waves of considerable magnitude, as well as extremely bright light.
Arc flashes are extremely hazardous to anyone working on or near the source of an electrical assembly. Some of the consequences from exposure can include: thermal burns, major limb and spinal injuries, respiratory damage, hearing damage, loss of eyesight, and, in some cases, death.
- Arc flash fundamentals
- Managing arc flash risks
- Personal Protective Equipment
- Switchboard labels
$110 (incl. GST)
Employees who may work around electricity who may be exposed to arc flash hazards.
A Certificate of Participation will be emailed at the end of the course.
Please note: This course is NOT related to the Rio Tinto Iron Ore Electrical Workers Competency, Arc Flash and Low Voltage Rescue training course. Safe electrical work procedures, management of electrical and arc ﬂash hazards and the selection of correct arc ﬂash personal protective equipment (PPE) will differ from workplace to workplace; some employers have company-specific procedures. This course serves to assist your safety awareness by generally covering arc flash prevention procedures you may encounter in the workplace.