If you’ve ever purchased arc flash personal protective equipment (PPE), you know that it isn’t exactly an inexpensive purchase. But this is because of the highly engineered materials used, the extensive testing required and the fact that the gear has the ability to protect workers when exposed to a potentially devastating arc flash it is a justified, essential expense.
Due to this large expense, it is common practice for companies to share PPE, as most companies cannot justify purchasing each worker their own personal gear, especially if they only work on high voltage equipment occasionally.
In this COVID-19 world, an emphasis on cleanliness and hygiene is of utmost importance to companies and employees alike. But, how do companies keep their shared arc flash PPE clean and safe for workers.