Determine Your Arc Flash Hazards
Give your electrical team clarity by calculating the hazard and labelling the equipment
Looking to get an arc flash study completed but not sure where to start? We are here to help! Give our team a call and we can start the process today. During the study, we will do a site visit to verify equipment and then analyze your arc flash protection to identify your hazards. Once we have the base hazard, we try to find ways to mitigate your arc flash level. Sometimes it is as simple as the settings on equipment, or we help you identify equipment that will help reduce your levels further. By the end of the arc flash study, you will have a reduced hazard, a detailed report, and actionable items to help you reduce your hazards even further. On top of that, we offer 5-year model support to help maintain and update your model for you.
Don't Leave Your Electrical Team Guessing
Don't Know the Hazard Levels
If your team does not know the potential incident energy level they are facing it leaves them at risk of a serious injury or worse.
Guessing What PPE is Required
Without having a proper arc flash label on your panel your employees will have to guess what PPE they need.
Expired Labels Lead to Uncertainty
Arc flash labels have an expiry date and should be updated every 5 years.
We Understand How It Feels To Always Be Guessing…
Many companies are putting their workers at risk every day without fully understanding the magnitude of that risk.
An arc flash study will quickly bring that into perspective by telling your electricians just how hot an arc flash incident can get.
At Leaf Electrical Safety our engineers are trained to give you the results in the clearest and most straightforward way possible. Mainly offering arc flash study services in Canada and the USA.
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Give Your Electrical Team The Clarity They Need To Stay Safe
Updated Single Line
As part of your project, we will go through your existing single line drawing and make any necessary updates based on the data we collect.
Your electrical workers will never have to guess again what PPE is required for the job.
Power System Study
Once we're done you will have an engineering model of your entire system.
5 Year Model Support
Our 5-year support plan comes standard with every arc flash study and keeps your entire system up to date.
Everything management and engineering will want to see to fully understand their return on investment.
Detailed Arc Flash Labels
We provide your electrical team with all the information they need to stay safe.
Clarity in 3 Easy Steps
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We will analyze your system and determine your needs.
Label Your Hazards
Get your facility labelled in order to protect your team.
Give Clarity to Your Workforce
Clarify the hazards to your team with the labels, new drawings, and a detailed report.
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Give Your Electricians the Hazard Information They Need to Stay Safe
Without proper arc flash labels and information, your workers will always be guessing at what PPE they need to be wearing.
At Leaf Electrical Safety, we believe this is something that no electrician should have to face. We believe an arc flash study is the single most important part of your electrical safety plan.
We also appreciate the other challenges you are facing. That's why we include additional benefits with every arc flash study including updated single lines, 5-year model support and more!
Once your electricians have that information, they will know exactly what PPE to wear in order to stay safe.
All you need to do is:
- Request a quote
- Let our experts determine and label your hazards
- Relax knowing your workforce is clear on the hazards.
Don't leave your electrical workers guessing and have an arc flash study done today.
Improved Arc Flash Hazard Analysis
An arc flash study provides an understanding of the hazard. So, when your team member wants to complete an arc flash hazard analysis it is much easier to do when you don’t have to worry about looking up tables or calculations on the spot.
Focus on Arc Flash Risk Assessment
Many people confuse risk and hazard. Risk is the likelihood that something bad will happen and hazard refers to the severity if something does happen. An arc flash study will clearly define the severity to know your workers can focus on getting the arc flash risk assessment right.
Looking To Learn More About Arc Flash Studies?
Download our free Definitive Guide to Arc Flash Studies to help get a more detailed understanding of the potential arc flash hazard at your facility.
At a minimum, you need to review your arc flash study every 5 years. This means that you need to account for any changes to the electrical distribution system or for changes to the IEEE 1584 standard (the latest update was in November 2018). Read more here.
BILL C-45 ADDED SECTION 217.1 TO THE CRIMINAL CODE WHICH READS:
"217.1 Everyone who undertakes, or has the authority, to direct how another person does work or performs a task is under a legal duty to take reasonable steps to prevent bodily harm to that person, or any other person, arising from that work or task." Read more here.
As of January 1, 2015 an arc flash study is required by OSHA: “1910.269(l)(8)(ii) - For each employee exposed to hazards from electric arcs, the employer shall make a reasonable estimate of the incident heat energy to which the employee would be exposed.” There you go... doesn't get much clearer than that.
There are fourteen jurisdictions in Canada (one federal, ten provincial and three territorial) and each has its own occupational health and safety legislation. Each of these refers to protecting the employee from electrical hazards but do not go into much more detail than that.
However, there is one Bill that everyone can get behind. Bill C-45 (The Westray bill) is an amendment to the Canadian Criminal Code which states:
"217.1 Every one who undertakes, or has the authority, to direct how another person does work or performs a task is under a legal duty to take reasonable steps to prevent bodily harm to that person, or any other person, arising from that work or task."
So if you (or anyone in your company) are directing electrical work, and there is a possible exposure to an arc flash the first reasonable step would be to figure out the hazard levels associated with that equipment. Thus, requiring an arc flash study to be completed.
If you have a relatively small facility the costs will be significantly less than a large-scale operation (most of the time) … think on the low end $3000, small to medium $7500 to $15,000 and on the high end $75,000 to $100,000. Read more here.
An Arc Flash Study will give you the exact amount of heat energy that a worker will be exposed to if an arc flash was to occur. With this info, you can identify PPE, high-risk areas & comply with industry standards. With generic warning signs, you'll never know the true severity of the hazards.
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