Course Overview

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This one-day course covers the Arc flash risk assessment described in IEEE 1584. The course encompasses examples of incident energy and flash protection boundary calculations. Basic methods used to calculate fault energy at points on the system are also examined.

Fact: A report published in Industrial Safety and Hygiene News1 estimated that, on average, there are 30,000 arc flash incidents every year. The report went on to estimate that those incidents resulted in average annual totals of 7,000 burn injuries, 2,000 hospitalizations, and 400 fatalities per year.

Course Details

The course aims to provide information and examples which will assist participants to understand the implications of ARC flash accidents and the steps to be taken to control risk.


  • Electrical Hazards
  • Understanding the Arc Flash Hazard
  • Steps to Protection
  • Single Line Diagrams
  • Basic Fault Level Calculations
  • Arc Flash Calculations
  • Risk Assessments
  • Control Measures

What Assessments Are There?

The assessment for this programme is a written examination.

Course Suitability

Are There Any Entry Requirements?

No – although a basic understanding of electricity and High Voltage equipment would be beneficial.

What Certification Will I Receive from This Programme?

You will receive a certificate of competency after the successful completion of this course.

Candidates who are unsuccessful or decide not to undertake the assessment will receive a Certificate of Attendance.

Essential Readings

Are There Any Reading Materials Required?

There are no peripheral reading materials required for this programme.

If you are interested in this course and would like to find out more about the content, other courses on offer, or would like to find out more information about PASS and the facilities available to you, contact the training centre where an advisor will be happy to answer all your questions.

Don’t Forget: Lunch is provided on all our courses along with coffee, tea and juice.

£295.00 £354 Inc VAT
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