Arc Flash Hazard in Electrical Networks

Organisation profile

Premium Power provides engineering and software solutions to customers in the industrial, utility and renewable energy sectors, where mission critical reliability, energy management and Electrical Safety are of strategic importance.

Training aim

To increase awareness and understanding among delegates of Electrical Safety including Arc Flash Hazards

Learning objectives

Understanding of:

  • Electrical Safety and Arc flash, its causes, and the risks in terms of OH&S and the wider  business
  • The legal requirements facing employers, employees, self-employed and designers in the Republic of Ireland relating to arc flash hazard
  • The relevance of Irish and globally-recognised standards and guides to arc flash risk assessment, risk prevention and risk control
  • The 4P approach to arc flash risk assessment and risk control
  •  Arc Flash PPE Guidance

Course outline

Introduction to Electrical Safety

What is an Electric Arc Flash

Risks Surrounding Arc Flash

Arc Flash Standards and Legislation

Arc Flash Hazard Program

Demonstration of Arc flash PPE

Arc Flash Signage

Q & A session.       

Trainer's profile


Paul has vast engineering experience. Such projects entail electrical system modelling using a variety of software’s to carry out protection co-ordination, load flow, short circuit and arc flash analysis. Other areas of exposure include power quality studies, electrical system design and wind energy design. Paul regularly carries out training on arc flash and system modelling for clients. Paul is train the trainer qualified and has just completed an MSc in Energy Management in the Dublin Institute of Technology. He is also a graduate of Cork Institute of Technology and the UCD Micheal Smurfit business school.


Andrew has vast engineering experience working on electrical projects, which include electrical system modelling (protection co-ordination, load flow, short circuit and arc flash analysis), power quality analysis and mitigation, electrical system design and electrical system reliability through FMEA and state enumeration methods. Andrew has just completed an MSc in Energy Management in the Dublin Institute of Technology. 

Course duration

Half day

Assessment & certification


Who should attend

Employers; the self-employed; engineering managers, supervisors and technicians; electrical engineers and designers; electricians and H&S practitioners.


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