Arc Flash Risk Assessment

In a fraction of a second, an electrical incident can claim lives and cause permanently disabling injuries. In fact, hundreds of deaths and thousands of burn injuries occur each year due to shock, electrocution, arc flash, and arc blast — and most could be prevented through compliance with NFPA 70E: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace®. *

Worker Safety

Stringent safety regulations and industry guidelines now require Arc Flash Risk Assessment (AFRA) studies to determine the level of personal protective equipment (PPE) required to keep personnel safe, when working with existing and new electrical control systems. Tesco Controls, Inc. offers systems analysis to determine levels of personal protective equipment required for sites.
Compliance with NFPA 70E saves lives, reduces liability, and helps avoid unexpected downtime and revenue loss.

AFRA Risk Assessment

As an industry-leading systems integrator and manufacturer of electrical equipment, Tesco Controls, Inc. has been at the forefront of Arc Flash Risk Assessment and effective mitigation methods. We offer AFRA studies, improvement evaluations, analysis, and consulting services to determine the level of risk at sites, helping agencies to keep workers safe and reducing liability.

Safer Equipment

To support the industry, TESCO has developed arc flash-protected electrical service equipment for project sites in compliance with NFPA 70E.

  • Low profile barriered main service disconnects
  • Barriered generator disconnects

TESCO Education and Consulting

Tesco Controls, Inc. offers personnel electrical safety training, including task-specific instructions for individuals and organizations. We also offer a wide range of services to help meet regulations and industry guidelines.

TESCO Arc Flash Risk Assessment and Consulting Services

  • Arc Flash Risk Assessment
  • Single-line diagrams with detailed electrical information for all sites
  • Arc Flash Risk Assessment using incident energy analysis method
  • Protective device coordination
  • Duty verification of existing switchboard and MCC equipment
  • Mitigation recommendations to reduce incident energy
  • “Budgetary estimates” for arc flash hazard remediation
  • Personnel electrical safety training including task-specific instructions
  • Application of arc flash hazard warning labels to electrical equipment
  • PPE determination and recommendations

*Quoted from NFPA.org standard description for 2015 NFPA 70E Handbook.