Arc fault protection solutions
Since October 2012, the German BGI/GUV-I 5188 “Thermal hazards from electric fault arc – Guide to the selection of personal protective equipment for electrical work” has been used in building installations as well as in distribution and industrial networks. It describes that persons working on or in the vicinity of live parts of electrical installations are basically exposed to the risk of arc faults caused by short-circuits or maloperations. These effects must be prevented by means of suitable and certified personal protective equipment and active arc fault protection systems. DEHN is your reliable partner for arc fault protection solutions.
Each and every day electrotechnical work is carried out all over the world. The risk that technical defects, maloperations, contaminants or foreign objects in the installation cause arc faults cannot be excluded. If arc faults occur, workers are exposed to temperatures of more than 10,000°C and suffer severe burns.
Arc-fault-tested personal protective equipment
In addition to technical systems, arc-fault-tested personal protective equipment protects workers from the thermal effects of an arc fault.
This personal protective equipment consists of:
- Safety helmet for electricians with face shield
- Protective gloves
- Protective suit
According to the International Social Security Association and national regulations, employers shall include arc fault protection in the risk assessment. If this risk assessment indicates that there is a risk of an arc fault, employers shall provide suitable personal protective equipment to their employees and ensure that it is worn. Personal protective equipment must be tested and approved by an accredited certification body.
Since October 2012, the German BGI/GUV-I 5188 “Thermal hazards from electric fault arc – Guide to the selection of personal protective equipment for electrical work” has been playing a decisive role for the selection of suitable personal protective equipment.
DEHN personal protective equipment is tested to international standards. Visors made of nanoparticles, gloves and protective suits made of neoprene and leather provide maximum protection and excellent wearing comfort.