Electric arc hazards - an introduction

Do you know how to prevent arcs, or how to limit the damage if the accident strikes?

Technical information

Course name : Electric arc hazards - an introduction
Course manual : Digital
Type : E-learning
Estimated duration : 45 minutes
Language: English
Provider: Trainor

System requirements

This course can be run on a computer, tablet and smart phone. For handheld devices we recommend a stable Wi-fi connection. Flash is not required for this course.

Recommended minimum connection speed is 1.5 Mbps. If you experience problems while running the course, we recommend using the Google Chrome browser.


This course teaches you about how electric arcs develop and behave. You will learn about how to go about reducing the incident energy in an electric arc. The course covers risk prevention and reduction through factors such as establishing barriers, disconnecting equipment, installing protective devices, different types of protective devices, and disconnecting equipment that contributes to electric arc short-circuit currents.

Target group

Personnel who may be exposed to electric arcs during their work, and personnel who design and operate electrical installations.

Subjects covered in the course

  • Potential dangers from electric arcs
  • Injuries resulting from electric arcs
  • Incident energy and contributing factors
  • Barriers such as switchboard panels and personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Short-circuit currents in arc flashes
  • Protective devices and arc flash detectors
  • How to limit incident energy and arc flash duration

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