Legal Implications for Failing to Perform Proper Electrical Maintenance - May 26, 2021
Companies view electrical maintenance as an expense that is the first to cut if funds are needed elsewhere to support the company operations. As long as nothing goes wrong and electricity keeps flowing reliably and without injuries, it seems safe enough.
Electrical equipment will fail eventually. It's not a matter of "if", it's a matter of "When". If it does fail, the best scenario is that the power goes out for a time while the equipment is repaired. The worst-case scenario is the outage lasts for days and hundreds of people are out of work, or an employee was killed due to the blast being much bigger than anticipated due to the inability of the breaker to clear the fault as originally designed. We will talk about tort cases that result in millions $ in settlements directly due to lack of maintenance.
Definition of Arc Flash and Arc Blast
Determining causes and effects of an Arc Flash Incident
Explaining the importance of conducting an Engineering Arc Flash Study
Discussing why maintenance is so important
Determining potential liability consequences from lack of maintenance
Describing how to mitigate arc flash hazards