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Overview of Electrical Services

• Electrical Safety Training (Live or Online) • Employee Proficiency Testing • Hazard/Risk Engineering • Infrared Imaging • Labeling Services • PPE Planning/Budgeting • Power Quality Assessments • Program Upkeep Tracking Consulting • Preventive Maintenance Planning • Third Party Reviews for Arc Flash Study/Proposal

Arc Flash Hazard Analysis

• Arc Flash and Shock Risk Assessments • Arc Flash Study • Coaching/Consulting • Complete Program Audits • Custom Equipment Labeling • Custom LOTO Procedures • Electrical Safety Policies • Electrical Safety Program • Electrical Safety Program Gap Analysis


Common Questions on Electrical Safety/Arc Flash Training

Question: Who should attend electrical safe work practices training?

Answer: • NFPA 70E defines the requirements for electrical safety training to be for employees who face a risk of an electrical hazard…. • The training would apply to those working with or around electrical equipment. • Those responsible for safety, facility operations, maintenance or overall company activities. • OSHA has cited companies for “those auditing employees who are not qualified to perform the tasks that they are auditing” - so the people in charge must have the same level of training as those working with the tools.

Question: Does the required training need to be " CERTIFIED "?


• Certification generally requires the passing of an examination and that certain qualifications be met. However, certifications are issued by private organizations, not by government entities, such as NFPA’s Certified Electrical Safety Compliance Professional certification. The value given to certification may depend upon the reputation of the organization issuing the certification.

• NFPA 70E and OSHA reference “QUALIFIED PERSONS” with specific guide lines.

Question: Does the qualified person need a certificate?


• Employer documentation of training content is required. • Evidence of worker proficiency in materials trained in is required. • A personal card or certificate is not required – although it is a valuable item to have for those who travel among various sites and companies, this allows validation upon request.


Common Questions on Electrical Safety/Arc Flash Training

Question: How long does training have to be? Answer: x Qualified person training is not based on time. It is based on covering the necessary information that enables a person to act appropriately based on their exposure to electrical hazards. x 20 21 NFPA 70E … The training required depends upon various factors, such as the tasks to be performed, whether the employee is a manager, supervisor, or worker, whether the employee is an unqualified person, or whether the employee is or needs to be a qualified person (see commentary following the definition of qualified person in Article 100). x Depending upon their job functions and the tasks assigned to them, different groups or levels of employees could be trained in a variety of subjects, including the following: o Utilizing safe work practices o Creating an electrically safe work condition (ESWC) o Selecting, caring for, and using insulating or insulated tools and equipment, including test instruments o Interpreting arc flash hazard equipment labels o Determining if energized electrical work is justified o Determining if an energized electrical work permit is required o Selecting, caring for, and using PPE, including the types of arc ratings o Selecting and using alerting techniques, such as safety signs and tags, barricades, and attendants x Employees who may be exposed to unacceptable risk of injury from the use of electricity in the work environment need to be trained to identify the following: o Situations that may involve unacceptable risk, including recognizing evidence of impending failure o The actual or potential hazards involved with the situation o The degree or level of the actual or potential hazard o How the degree or level of the hazard can determine the seriousness of any potential injury o The means of avoiding or mitigating actual or potential exposure to electrical hazards


Common Questions on Electrical Safety/Arc Flash Training

Question: Can a worker be “QUALIFIED” from a public or “out of the box” course?


• There will still be additional training (beyond a typical public course) required for an individual to be considered “qualified” most these are customer specific : o Authorized LOTO training o Company specific electrical safety policy/procedures o Company specific Lock out Tag-out policy/procedures o Voltage testing basic training o Tester training on specific tester they are required to use o CPR /first aid /AED if their duties warrant responding to emergencies o Specific hazards associated with Equipment work will be performed on o Site specific safety related work practices o Procedural requirements associated with their jobs or tasks. o Company specific arc flash and shock risk assessment process and risk control methods

Question: What training do unqualified persons need to have?


• Unqualified persons shall be trained in and be familiar with any electrical safety related practices necessary for their safety. • Examples are: o What are electrical hazards o How can exposure to electrical hazards occur and how to avoid o How does the company electrical safety policy affect me?


Services: Private Training

Scope and Pricing

Training in-house provides the best customizable course options which can make it not only more meaningful, but also more efficicient by not needing to do sepearte company policy sessions after regulatory training.

SSC provides a variety of course topics and course lengths. Please contact us for assistance in helping you determine the best options:

• Course scope will be customized based on course requested and company specific details determined. • Course includes a course handbook (a cost saving option available) o Can be provided in price for each attendee or option of having the client print • Once onlines test for reach attendee is provided at no additional cost via our REALTIME-SAFETY online employee testing website o All attendees will be provided with a login and password o A set % is required to receive a course “achievement” certificate o A demo fo how to use and set-up can be provided prior to 1 st day of class • Link to Stark Safety Consultants client website for supplemental material • CEU and PDH credits available with adequate advanced mtofication • Classroom, projector, screen, and food not included. o If required, it will be calculated and cost applied • Cost variables: o Number of attendees, days, weekend, or off shift o Work to create or revise company documents to be inclulded into course o Work to incorporate custom programs into training materials


Course Details

Electrical Safe Work Practices: “Train the Trainer”

Course Overview

Part 1: Online Course Materials (20 Hours of Course Content)

▪ Electrical Safety Work Practices ( 2021 NFPA 70E ) ▪ Developing a Training and Reinforcement Program ▪ Understanding the Scope of an “Arc Flash Study” ▪ How to Perform an Electrical Risk Assessment ▪ Electrical Safety Program Development for Decision-Makers ▪ Lockout/Tagout for Authorized Persons

8 Hours 2 Hours 2 Hours 3 Hours 3 Hours 2 Hours

**See attached course outlines

Part 2: Instructor Led Materials (20 Hours of Course Content)

▪ Review/Questions of online material ▪ Inspecting and wearing PPE ▪ Creating an electrical safe work conditions on real equipment ▪ Hands-on audit template process ▪ Interpreting detailed warning labels ▪ Basic electrical blueprint reading ▪ Voltage Testing safety basics ▪ Using LOTO procedures and online diagrams through REALTIME-SAFETY LOTO module ▪ “FISHBOWL” method for hands -on employee evaluations ▪ Course exam via REALTIME-SAFETY Training o Option of bringing your own laptop/tablet or take at home/work after classes (WIFI will be available) ▪ Hands-on evaluations with trainer boards ▪ Student sample presentations and critique sessions ▪ Students will receive a recording of their own presentation and a version with critique and presentation evaluation by class and Stark Safety Consultants. Phone: 1.866.923.7922 • Email:

Course Details

2021 NFPA 70E Electrical Safe work practices 8 hour COURSE OVERVIEW

This course provides a thorough knowledge of the dangers and recommended safe behaviors for those who work daily around electrical hazards. This course goes into examples of real life application to give attendees a complete understanding of regulations regarding electrical and arc flash safety and how to apply them in the field. The details of this information are critical to any qualified electrical worker who is exposed to electrical hazards. This course is for:  Electricians  Safety directors/managers  Managers or decisions makers

This class is a must for anyone who wants to be consider for classification as a “Qualified Electrical Worker”!

(Course Outline): 1. Understanding electrical safe work practices (awareness) 2. OSHA ‐ NFPA 70E overview 3. Training requirements 4. PPE and other protective equipment 5. Electrical Safety Program requirements 6. Policy vs Procedures 7. Lock out Tag requirements 8. Electrical Safe Working Condition

9. Justification of work 10. Approach boundaries 11. Normal Operating Conditions 12. Preventatives Maintenance guidelines 13. Warning labels vs “Smart Labels” 14. Reading 1 ‐ line diagrams for safety 15. 70E tables vs incident energy analysis 16. Shock /Arc Flash Risk Assessments 17. Hands on examples Phone: 1.866.923.7922 • Email:

Course Details

2021 NFPA 70E Electrical Safe work practices 8 hour COURSE OVERVIEW

Course includes: • Course completion certificate • Numerous downloaded templates / information • Course test:

A 50 ‐ question online test will be provided with a link to WWW.REALTIME ‐ our online employee training/testing application.

All attendees will be provided with a login and password and required to complete within days of the course to receive digital PDF certificate of achievement. (70% correctly answered is required) • References Existing and Proposed Standards

o OSHA 29 CFR 1910.303 Subpart “S ‟ Safeguarding of employees o OSHA 29 CFR 1910.331 ‐ .335 Electrical Related Work Practices o OSHA 29 CFR 1910.132 ‐ 137 PPE o OSHA 29 CFR 1910.269 Elect Power Gen., Trans. and Distribution o OSHA 29 CFR 1910.147 Lockout / Tag out (Overview) o National electrical code 2011 o NFPA 70E ‐ 2018, 2021

o NESC Rule 410A3 o IEEE 1584 ‐ 2018 o NFPA 70B ‐ 2019 o ANSI/ASSP Z10. ‐ 2019

We can offer this course via:  Live on site at your location or at open enrollment locations  Live Web ‐ x (for private groups an open enrollment)  24/7 on REALTIME ‐

This course can be customized to include company policies, procedures. Phone: 1.866.923.7922 • Email:

Course Details

Developing a Training and Reinforcement Program 2-HOUR COURSE OVERVIEW

Whether you are preparing to be a professional trainer, or are someone who does a bit of training as a part of their job, you always want to be prepared.

Your participants will understand that training is a process where skills, knowledge, and attitudes are applied in a unique way.

Course Outline:

Our “Developing a Program” workshop will provide you the skills to help them deliver engaging and compelling workshops. Skills such as facilitating, needs analyses, and managing tough topics will give your trainees what they require and the ability to evaluate the program and how to best reinforce any student’s weaknesses.

Attendees will be asked to demonstrate what they have learned from the practical training by taking an online course exam.

Completion to a successful level of 80% of higher required for course achievement certificate. Phone: 1.866.923.7922 • Email:

Course Details


C overing the new IEEE 1584.1 2022

This course provides an overview of the different components in incident energy analysis process.

One of the hardest parts of having an arc flash study done for your facility is getting the proposal scope outlined.

The more and descriptive it can be the easier it will be to ensure you are getting it done correctly and providing information to your workers to ensure they are able to protect themselves appropriately. The details of this information are critical to any qualified electrical worker who is exposed to electrical hazards. This course is for:


Safety directors/managers Managers or decisions makers

• Contractors involved with bidding arc flash study work into their electrical scope of project bids

Course Outline:

• Assumptions in studies: Do’s and Don’ts (and why) • How to ensure the study stays up to date • Data collection pitfalls • How to design a ANSI Z535 compliant warning label • Who do you want to be involved/ included in the study process • IEEE 1584.1 2022 Arc Flash study data collection and scope matrix for owner

What to ask for in your RFP

How to “size up your system” Qualification concerns of who is providing the study

• Statements and scopes comparisons that effect cost and quality • Examples of RFP and proposal language that create big variance in final cost and product.

Course includes a scope of an arc flash analysis survey to assist you in addressing al the key concerns that will affect your study scope and costs. Phone: 1.866.923.7922 • Email:

Course Details

How to Perform an Electrical Risk Assessment 3-HOUR COURSE OVERVIEW

This is a first of its kind course that provides a template approach how to perform an: Electrical arc flash and shock risk assessment per the 2015 NFPA 70E and ANSI Z10:

This course is for:


Safety Managers /Directors


Qualified Electrical Persons

This class is a must for any contractor who wants to take any part of an arc flash study!

Course will address:

• Basic understanding of electrical risk assessments components/concepts • Identify risks of different related electrical tasks • Look at elements of risk assessments and how to use with electrical safe work practices • Understand the difference between hazard assessments and risk assessments

• Understand the Arc flash risk assessment requirements of the 20 21 NFPA 70E • Basic understanding of 20 21 NFPA 70E Annex F • Determine when hazards and risk warrant PPE • Walk through examples of one possible template approach to an electrical risk assessment

Attendees will be provided with: 90-day trial on Electrical Risk Assessment MODULE Phone: 1.866.923.7922 • Email:

Course Details

Electrical Safety Program Development for Decision-Makers 3 Hr. COURSE OVERVIEW

The basic purpose of your electrical safety program should be to prevent accidents, injuries and equipment damage. This course outlines a template approach on how to address these areas of concern to ensure that your electrical safety program is effective, as well as how to make some of the more difficult program decisions.

The details of this information will make it easier to ensure your electrical safety program is able to achieve the ultimate goal which is worker safety!

Electrical Safety Program Development for Decision-Makers

1. Purpose and Policy 2. Responsibilities 3. Employee Exposure Qualification Decisions 4. Employee Training Requirements 5. Inspections and Auditing 6. Equipment Standards 7. Standard Operating Procedures for Electrical Work 8. Personal Protective Equipment 9. Labels and Signs 10. Physical Protection Requirements

11. Equipment Guarding 12. Safe Work Practices Concepts 13. Preventative Maintenance 14. Assessing Hazards and Risk (difference between arc flash analysis and arc flash risk assessments) 15. Tracking Changes to System 16. Lockout/Tagout Policies and Equipment Specific Procedures 17. How are Workers Communicated with and How they to Access Program Materials

Course will also share how Stark Safety Consultants ’ full complement of related services can make this easy as possible for management and for worker implementation. Phone: 1.866.923.7922 • Email:

Course Details

Lockout/Tagout for Authorized Persons 2-HOUR COURSE OVERVIEW

This course is designed for employees and affiliates who work on or near equipment with exposed hazardous energy.

This includes all maintenance, modification, calibration, and repair functions.

The course is designed to provide participants with training on Lockout/Tagout responsibilities, acceptable practices, and procedures with respect to safety and compliance. The course stresses specific approved techniques, tools, equipment, and line management and supervision responsibilities.

Course References OSHA1910.147, 1910.333, 20 21 NFPA 70E

Course Outline:

• Identify requirements for performing Lockout/Tagout • Identify conditions that require Lockout/Tagout • Differentiate between Affected Person, Authorized Person, and Qualified Person • Recall the order of simple LOTO procedure steps • Differentiate between simple and complex LOTO • Explain the elements in a complex LOTO procedure • Identify four exceptions to LOTO • Group LOTO methods • Sample LOTO procedure template examples

Attendees will be asked to demonstrate what they have learned from the practical training by taking an online course exam.

Completion to a successful level of 80% of higher required for course achievement certificate. Phone: 1.866.923.7922 • Email:

Course Details

Voltage Testing Safety Basics 2 hour COURSE OVERVIEW

This course includes classroom instruction based on the Electrical Measurement Safety Educational Module by Fluke. Students learn the basics of electrical measurement using a DMM, along with the importance of working safely and how to avoid common safety hazards such as shocks, burns, and fire. This course goes into examples of real life application to give attendees a complete understanding of regulations regarding electrical and arc flash safety and how to apply them in the field. The details of this information are critical to any qualified electrical worker who is exposed to electrical hazards. This course is for: x Electricians x Safety directors/managers x Managers or decisions makers

This class is a must for anyone who wants to be consider for classification as a “Qualified Electrical Worker”!

(Course Outline):

1 . What a DMM can do 2. Common safety hazards 3. Leading safety standards organizations • NFPA and IEC Safety Standards 4. Arc blast 5. Meter safety

• Inspection • Check list

6. Multimeter specifications 7. Multimeter measurements

8. Daily required checks 9. Picking the right meter 10. Using meter with PESD for risk reduction efforts (Permanent Electrical Safety Device) Phone: 1.866.923.7922 • Email:

Course Details

2021 NFPA 70E Update/Refresher 4 hour COURSE OVERVIEW

The 2021 Edition of NFPA 70E Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, is once again filled with many changes and revisions. NFPA 70E states that retraining in safety ‐ related work practices and applicable changes in this standard shall be performed at intervals not to exceed 3 years. This time frame is so employees can keep up to date with the triennial revision cycle of this important electrical safety standard. Complete this NFPA 70E requirement now by learning about the major changes to the 2021 Edition of NFPA 70E as well as receive refresher training about electrical safety. Some of the Key changes include: • A new subsection for Electrically Safe Work Policy was added • A new informational note regarding the use of interactive web ‐ based training (like REALTIME ‐ was added • Operating a circuit breaker for the first time after installation is now considered a likelihood of an arc flash. • Guidance regarding risk reduction methods when the incident energy exceeds the arc rating of

commercially available PPE when testing absence of voltage. • New Article 360 Safety ‐ Related Requirements for Capacitors. • And much more!

Course include: • Course completion certificate • Numerous downloaded templates / information

We offer this course via:  Live on site at your location or at open enrollment locations  Live Web ‐ x (for private groups an open enrollment)  24/7 on REALTIME ‐ SAFETY. com Phone: 1.866.923.7922 • Email:

Training Courses Offered

Electrical Safe Work Practices – 1 Day Course: • Based on principles and industry related standards for 600V and below

• NFPA 70E, OSHA, and realted regulatory standards • Designed for the qualified technician and supervisor

Electrical Safe Work Practices for High Voltage – 1 Day Course: • Based on principles and industry standards for above 600V • NFPA 70E, OSHA, and related regulatory standards • Designed for the qualified tehnician and supervisor Electrical Safe Work Practices/LOTO/Arc Flash Analysis – 2 Day Course: • Includes our 1 Day Electrical Safe Work Practices Course Outline • Day 2 consists of: o LOTO principles for the authorized persons Electrical Safe Work Practices/LOTO/Arc Flash Analysis “Hands-On” – 3 Day Course: • Includes our 2 Day Electrical Safe Work Practices Course Outline • Day 3 consists of: o Inspecting and wearing PPE o Creating an electrical safe work condition on real equipment with SSC training boards o Interpreting detailed warning labels o Using LOTO procedures and online diagrams with “REALTIME-SAFETY” LOTO management system in the cloud o Differences between NFPA 70E tables and incident energy analysis o Concepts and example process of an electrical risk assessment


Course Details


Based on the new IEEE 1584.1 2022

This course provides an overview of the different components in incident energy analysisprocess.

There are several areas or specific tasks and responsibilities in an arc flash analysis project.

Each of those areas typically are done by the same group or maybe a field group and a CAD/engineering group: • Data gathering/ documenting • Modeling / analysis and reporting / CAD drawings and reporting • Label design, printing , installation • Tracking changes and study updates We will show you how you can have flexibility and still the most accurate version of your electrical system with while having a variety of groups/players involved and be able to save time and money like never thought possible before!

This course is for:


Safety directors/managers Managers or decisions makers

• Contractors involved with bidding arc flash study work into their electrical scope of project bids • Engineers and CAD companies

Course Outline: • Baseline scope vs enhancement ad-ons • Selecting your teams: o Field work o Office work o CAD work o Analysis work o Label install • Project coordination/ management • Checks and balances o Punch-lists/ RFI process

• Using smart labels for tracking in REALTIME • Phase 1: inventory / scope confirmation • Phase 2 & 3: data collection

• Punch lists and alerts • Image requirements • Extras

o Panel schedules o Not in arc flash scope device documentation

• Uploading results / Label creator tool • Label sizing considerations • NFPA 70E arc flash label exception

• Field work vs office work • Online vs off-line methods

• Course includes a scope of an arc flash analysis process documents to assist you in addressing all the key concerns that will affect your study scope and costs.

o Paper or tablet / excel o Direct photo entry or save and load in office

Attendees will have opportunity to use REALTIME for 30 days to complete Phase 1 inventory on their facility (smart labels printing will be extra) Phone: 1.866.923.7922 • Email:

Train the Trainer

Electrical Safe Work Practices – Hands on Evaluation Course Overview

3 - Hour

This course provides a template approach to proctoring a Qualified Electrical Worker electrical safety

training hands-on audit.

This course teaches a simple method for evaluating a workers application of Electrical Safe Work Prac

tices on the Stark Safety Consultants training & demonstration board. This allows a worker to demon

strate their proficiency in the safety concepts required to be a Qualified Electrical Worker. All in a

classroomenvironment without the risk of injury.

This course is for:


Safety Directors & Managers

Managers or decisions makers

Upon completion of this course company representatives will be able to evaluate the hands on

application of Safe Work Practices of individuals to be considered for classification as a “Qualified

Electrical Worker ”!

Course Outline:

• Apply Lock-out Tag-out requirements

• Explanation of template approach

• Apply proper use of Approach Boundaries

• Explanation of audit spreadsheet template

One (1) evaluator approach

Properly interpret warning labels

Committee evaluation approach

Read and interpret one line diagrams

Interpret Electrical Risk Assessment s

Evaluation tomeasure a workers ability to:

• Select, inspect and use PPE and other protective equipment.

Understand NFPA 70E tables vs incident energy analysis

Understand proper job planning and documentation

• Understand Electrical Safety Program requirements

Make decisions for setting work areas

Course will also include: Course completion certificate & a proctored audit performed by each attendee that will be critiqued by both the instructor and the group for added support

Services: Electrical Safety Program


Electrical Safety Program Development OSHA and the NFPA 70E require that employers have an effective Electrical Safety Program to protect employees. Our clients have a wide variety of needs regarding the development of safety and health programs, experience has led us to develop a graduated approach to safety program development.

Examples of each option below:

“Turn Key” Programs Some clients would prefer that we develop entire programs that are ready to implement with very little use of internal corporate resources. Turn Key Programs begin with an “Gap Analysis” of the organization’s culture, a review of existing policies/procedures, and interviews of key personnel to ascertain how best to structure the program. All program documentation is then developed and edited by a designated company representative. Finally, the approved program is presented to management for their review and comment. Employee roll-out programs and training are also available. (See Gap Analysis flyer) “Editor” Programs Many clients would prefer to develop a program using internal corporate resources but have an outside expert provide “back-end editing” for compliance and completeness. Editor programs usually include review of company policy and procedures along with evaluation of the final draft of the program as presented by the company personnel. An evaluative report is then written and specific program recommendations.


Safety Program: Onsite Evaluation Agenda

Tentative Plan for Electrical Safety Program Gap Analysis:

• Tour of facility to review operations, tasks, and processes. This provides us with a better understanding of where to being the inspection. • Conduct a facility electrical safety inspection and work practice observation(s). The goal to identify exposures for various worker groups. • Interviews with the following individuals: o Safety Director/Managers o Key Personnel/Manager of Electrical Maintenance Group o Individual in an operator position involved with processes and turning on/off equipment o Possible randomly selected person as observed during site tour • Inspect/Evaluate – please have “corralled” to provide most complete inspection possible: o Existing electrical PPE inventory o Insulated tools o LOTO stations, locks, tags, and accessories o Review existing procedures and random procedure inspection/evaluation • Meeting late afternoon with anyone who will be needed/involved with final electrical safety program descions: o Review initial findings o Q&A to provide us any additional needed information o Action plans for; ▪ How to complete the policy revision and review presentation ▪ Creating training course with policy revision included ▪ Other related items • Key person needed who can answer facility/operations questions during the facility inspection


Gap Analysis: Checklist for Budgeting

The gap analysis program will include a review and evaluation of your overall Electrical Safety Program to determine which areas may be deficient with current codes and standards.

1. A Review of Existing Documentation for: • Electrical Safety Program Policy •

Lockout/Tagout Policy to include a sampling of existing LOTO procedures. • Electrical one-line diagram and other documents related to the arc flash analysis (i.e. report, arc flash labels, status of upkeep) • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) inventory and verification of equipment assignment • Work group descriptions and information related to the exposure of the different groups to electrical hazards • Authorized Personnel Chain of Command for electrically safe work practices • Training history, methods, and curriculum 2. An Onsite Audit for: • PPE and related equipment inspection • Evaluation of work tasks and processes to identify/verify personnel exposures to electrical hazards • Evaluation of personnel usage of lockout/tagout procedures • Personnel knowledge of existing lockout/tagout procedures 3. Meetings to Review: • Findings of gap anaylsis and program deficiencies • Policy draft presentation and discussion • Budgeting for corrective actions and re-evaluation 4. Follow-Up: • Recommended to evaluate the effectiveness and application of recommendations and action plans

NOTE: Meetings can one onsite or online, if preferred.


Safety program

Electrical Safety Program Gap analysis Document Checklist

Please select any of the following items that you currently have in your electrical safety program:




Electrical safety policy Lockout/tagout policy Lockout/tagout procedures samples

Electrical safe work practices training program (Any records/outlines of previous training) Training course testing/evaluation program Hands-on electrical safety evaluation Voltage tester training program Release from contact/rescue training program Arc flash analysis 1Lines Reports Sample labels Electric preventative maintenance documented history Arc flash and Shock risk assessment program PPE Plan PPE Inventory LOTO accessories inventory Other forms related to electrical safety: Job planning form Energized work permits Rescue plan forms Risk assessment forms Phone: 1.866.923.7922 • Email:

Services: Hazard Assessment vs. Risk Assessment

Hazard and Risk are terms that are offten interchanged incorrectly:

• Hazard. A condition, set of circumstances, or inherent property that can cause injury, illness, or death. o Arc Flash studies are primarily to identify “IF” the arc happens how much heat there is and how far it wil reach to apoint that it could stil cause a 2 nd degree burn. • Risk. An estimate of the combination of the likelihood of an occurrence of a hazardous event or ezposure(s) and the severity of the injury or illness that may be caused by the event or exposures. o Electrical risk assessments take into account the following other factors: ▪ Severity of harm ▪ Frequency and duration ▪ Probability of occurrence ▪ Likelihood to avoid or limit the injury An Arc Flash Analysis is part of an overall Electrical Risk Assessment. So warning labels only tell you what the results wil be if an arc flash occurs NOT what acould increase the risk of the event happening.


Services: Arc Flash Analysis Process

“Simplified” Process

Determine/Confirm Scope

• Existing Documentation Review • Data Collection Process/Develop Single-Line Diagram • System Modeling – Comprehensive Sofware • Analysis o Short Circuit Calculations o • Create Arc Flash Warning Labels (ANSI Z535) • Install Detailed Warning Labels • Integrate the study into the Electrical Safety Program • Training of Personnel (Qualified & Unqualified • Reduce Hazards/Correct Defective Systems o Engineered Recommendations • Createa plan to keep analysis up-to-date • Preventative Maintenance

Coordination Study: Time Currect Curve (TCC Evaluation o Incident Energy Calculations o Arc Flash Protection Boundary Calculations

Cost Variables

• Size and complexity of system? (See SSC Count Form) o Who counts system for budgeting/procing? (SSC/Rep/Client) o Incomplete or partial (ask to see our “What is a study point”) o Existing one-lines are good for budgeting but rarely should they be used for accurate field data verification/collection. • Who is collecting data? (SSC Turnkey or training client field support) • Additional services being done at same time: o LOTO procedures o Infrared Scans o Arc Flash and Shock Risk Assessments o Study “enhancements” for more usability



DATA COLLECTION All equipment likely to require service or inspection while energized from the customer owned service entrance equipment down through end user equipment rated 208 V nominal: Except: ‐ DC Equipment ‐ Small motors (<50 HP) ‐ Single phase equipment: (Other than breakers feeding motors >50 HP or if they feed equipment greater than 208v) All equipment data collected including but not limited to: ‐ Manufacturer ‐ Catalogue number/Style ‐ Size/rating/plug size ‐ Settings (with verification images) ‐ KVA and Impedance ‐ Horsepower (HP) ‐ Box dimensions H x W x D ‐ Wire termination configuration ‐ Connectivity (Conduit and wiring, busway, bus duct, etc.) ‐ Conduit type and size ‐ Conduit reference at box location (identify which conduit existing circuits are in) ‐ Size and number of conductors (phase, neutral and ground)

‐ Wiring insulation type (THHN, XHHW, etc.) ‐ Conductor material (Copper, aluminum) ‐ Bus sizes ‐ Length of run and to what connected load (or note if end of circuit) Any assumptions will be listed and discussed prior to calculations being processed for: ‐ Missing data ‐ Worn out or missing data plates ‐ Missing, painted over, or worn off labels ‐ Mismatched fuses in same device ‐ Any needed information blocked from view or unable to view with out a shutdown

Documentation of mis ‐ matched fuses Documentation of damaged equipment. Additional images taken and documented: ‐ Overall outside if device ‐ Door open view ‐ All fuses ‐ Any breaker settings included ‐ Motor nameplates (>50 HP) Equipment visually inspected per NFPA 70B: Phone: 1.866.923.7922 • Email:

ARC FLASH REPORT Cover and Table of Contents Executive Summary Special notes associated with system and study Arc flash study results Utility Information Scenario Evaluation Notes Arc Flash, Short Circuit, and Selective Coordination Analysis Results Abbreviations and Reference Publication Notes ONE LINE DIAGRAMS Page reference "To's and From's" Equipment data shown (Protective device sizes, conduit, wire and distances) Equipment common names and system tracking ID # Phone: 1.866.923.7922 • Email:


DATA COLLECTION Add on device list: ‐ Breakers ‐ Relays ‐ VFD's ‐ Control Transformers ‐ Single Phase Equipment ‐ DC Equipment ‐ Contactors ‐ Small motors (<50 HP) ‐ MCC Buckets ‐ Any client directed equipment

Data collection not limited based on transformer KVA or voltage levels. All Multi ‐ pole breakers circuits will be traced out to determine their loads. All 1 Pole breakers will be traced out to determine their loads. All panel circuits will be confirmed and panel schedules created / updated ARC FLASH REPORT Hazard Summary Tables ‐ Arc Flash Hazard Summary Table ‐ Equipment Rating Hazard Summary Table ‐ Selective Coordination Hazard Summary Table General Notes Comprehensive Short Circuit Analysis with settings ‐ High and Low Voltage Momentary (1/2 cycle) Short Circuit Reports ‐ High and Low Voltage Momentary (1/2 cycle) Short Circuit Reports ‐ High and Low Voltage Interrupting (5 cycle) Short Circuit Reports ‐ 30 Cycle Short Circuit Report Equipment Duty/Rating Report Protective Devices and Settings Medium and High Voltage Breakers, Relays and Existing Settings Low Voltage Breakers and Existing Settings Fuse Listings (by device) Time ‐ Current Curves (TCC) for devices with selective coordination issues Adjusted Working Distance Table for Devices for all results: ‐ 10 inches, 4 feet, 6 Feet, 10 Feet Alphabetized Device Index with Equipment Common Names and Drawing Numbers Executive Summary with PE signature Phone: 1.866.923.7922 • Email:

ONE LINE DIAGRAMS Equipment device locations shown on one ‐ line diagrams Boxes added to one ‐ line diagrams to shown device cabinets with clarity

Incident energy values PE stamped drawings Phone: 1.866.923.7922 • Email:


Arc flash analysis Gap analysis details

2Q VLWH verification of H[LVWLQJ one line and model

Field Inspection will check and verify at minimum: o Protective devices and settings o Wire & conduit distances o Neutral, ground & conduit type verification

x Report (detailed redlines of discrepancies will be documented) x Devices that cannot be accessed without de energizing will require additional time and costs and are not included in proposal


o Maintenance & damaged equipment recording. o General connectivity confirmation

Engineering (Office) Model, Report and One Line Diagram Review x Count devices in the existing model x x Scenarios being evaluated x Device library references

Count new, removed, modified devices as noted on as-built or other documentation x Verify utility data is actual data versus infinite buss values x Check software version number x Check software system default values for: o Maximum arc duration limitations o Transformer phase shift accounted for o Coordination checked by software (if applicable) o Other limitations or variables that could affect analysis results Arc Flash Label Review o Designed to ANSI 535 & 2015 NFPA 70E? x

Ratios and connectivity for current transformers (CT's)


x Protective device settings defaulted values rather than acquiring actual settings x Neutrals and grounds included in the cable information x Are distances rounded to high numbers rather than being specific x Are distribution panels shown as (1) point or are 2/P and 3/P breakers included with their loads x Are motors shown included x Are "generic" devices included in the model x Unusable identification/numbering system Phone: 1.866.923.7922 • Email:

“NEW” 2018 IEEE 1584 Formula Review Service

Formula Review Scope/Process

 Open system file in updated software and run system with new IEEE formulas.  Provide list of devices that show: o Elevated incident energy values due to new formulas.

o Identify and note any devices found where additional information may be required to evaluate based on new standards – control cabinets, junction boxes, dimensions, cables - NOTE: Systems evaluated per 2015 NFPA 70E (or earlier) may also have other variables to consider (i.e. the inclusion of junction boxes)

Scope Clarifications  No changes to model will be made  If model is incomplete to the point it won’t run additional costs will apply to get the model in

working condition before running formula review.  Field changes not in model will not be included.  Utility data from model will be used.  (2) system scenarios included in base pricing.  System size of up to 1,000 devices included in base pricing.  Base price based on: o Any existing SSC client models o Any Easy Power models o (SKM or ETAP models will require in hand for budget pricing updates)

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