Let’s cut straight to the point: if your facility has not completed an Arc Flash Hazard Analysis, you are putting your business and, most importantly, your employees at major risk. Here at Henderson Services, we’ve spent years researching and developing our services in order to serve clients like you as best we can. However, during those years, it has been alarming to see the number of companies that are, at best, generally unaware of the importance that preventive maintenance plays in the health of their company.
When discussing preventive maintenance here at Henderson, it’s much more than a practice you “might as well do.” Instead, it is a life-saving discipline that will set your company apart from all others. One of the areas of preventive maintenance that we see as absolutely vital is Arc Flash Hazard Analysis. But why is it so vital? Afterall, what does it actually accomplish, why do you need it, and how can it affect your team?
An Arc Flash Hazard Analysis is often referred to as an Arc Flash Study. In short, it’s a study of the potential available incident energy specific to electrical equipment during a fault event. It will uncover what hazards and violations exist in your working environment. Due to the rules set in the latest editions of OSHA (29 CFR 1910.269) and NFPA (130.5 C), organizations must conduct this study on their entire facility every five years, accompanied by yearly updates in order to remain compliant and avoid heavy penalties.
As previously mentioned, you need Arc Flash Hazard Analysis to stay compliant with OSHA and NFPA guidelines. Outside of compliance, this study gives you peace of mind, knowing that a complete process to identify any potential electrical hazards has been proactively taken, and any potential power quality issues will be identified to reduce the risk of business interruption. This knowledge of your environment aids you in protecting your employees once work begins. If you haven’t completed your Arc Flash Hazard Analysis, any equipment in the space is not permitted to be used.
Visit our website to see the 7-step process we follow when completing our Arc Flash Hazard Analysis.
Without completing this study, there is no way to know the level of potential energy expressed in calories/cm^2 that an arc flash could emit. This information informs you which level of PPE your employees must wear to meet or exceed the calorie rating on the energized piece of electrical equipment. The last thing you want is to fail to complete your Arc Flash Analysis, send an employee to work on equipment, and unexpectedly have them killed by a lethal amount of electricity. That kind of instance is exactly why regulations for this study exist.
Just as there are labor laws that must be followed for the well-being of your team, working with electricity creates an even greater need for following standards that protect the lives of your employees.
Failing to complete an Arc Flash Analysis for any organization working around hazardous material violates OSHA and NFPA guidelines. In addition, this puts you in danger of being shut down and ultimately losing your business if you fail to comply. Don’t let that be you. To complete your Arc Flash Analysis, simply contact Henderson Services and get a quote today to ensure the safety of your personnel.
The sun is shining, your coffee is hot, and traffic wasn’t too bad this morning. Yet all you can think about is the conversation you had with your supervisor yesterday, who told you that safety is your new priority and it’s up to you to ensure nothing goes wrong.
Perhaps you’ve experienced this exact feeling, or you can empathize with the stressors involved. Whatever the case may be, as a project manager, safety on a project is one of the key responsibilities you must carry. Unfortunately, thousands of electrical-related injuries occur every year, along with hundreds of deaths. The last thing you want for your company is your name associated with that statistic.
So let’s go back to our hypothetical (or very real) situation. Here you are, stressed out, with what feels like the weight of your company’s future on your shoulders. What can you do to ensure your safety culture is where it needs to be?
We advise finding an electrical service at the top of their field. A company that views safety as king and backs it up with results. Such as an OSHA RIR rate of .64, a current EMR of .6, or 0 lost time to injuries in 2022. If that sounds like the kind of company you want to work with, then Henderson Services is a great fit for you.
Here at Henderson, we understand how important your job is and how difficult it can often be with so much on your plate. Our expertise in safety training and preventive maintenance helps us come alongside you and make your job easier. While there are a lot of great electrical contractors out there, there are also some that make you question the quality of their services, the promptness of their response time, and their general care for your team. We understand these fears and have cultivated a company dedicated to serving you at the highest level in all areas.
“Sometimes you find a group that you can trust and that you like doing business with. When you find this group the cost is not really a priority because we know that we are getting the very best service available. Thanks to Henderson, CLARK has found a lasting partnership that supersedes everything else.”– Bart Ford, General Manager at Clark Material Handling
Your employees are the heart and soul of your business. Care for their well-being is paramount for any successful company. With our NFPA 70E, Lock Out Tag Out, and First Aid, CPR, and AED training, we give you the peace of mind to know that you are following all of the necessary safety-related labor laws.
Take Lock Out Tag Out (LOTO), for instance. Did you know that OSHA estimates that implementing proper LOTO procedures prevents 120 fatalities and 50,000 injuries annually, being that up to 10% of all industrial safety incidents are believed to be related to failure to properly lockout equipment? If you’re reading this and that makes your stomach drop, you probably aren’t alone!
Henderson Services is here to ensure safety becomes a top priority at your company. Check out the video below for more details on the training we offer and how they can set your company up for success.
So if your company is looking to make major improvements regarding the safety procedures set in place, let us help! Don’t let your stress over following safety laws prohibit you from doing the rest of your job well. Henderson Services is here to help you secure your business. Contact us to get a quote.