The Value Of Testing Documentation

You have now completed the hazard identification and risk assessment procedure as outlined in CSA Z462. In the process of deploying the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), you should be aware of the required testing documentation. Otherwise, how do you know the PPE will perform as expected in the event of a catastrophic arc flash accident? Electrical-specific PPE, such as arc-rated arc flash suits, coveralls and faceshields, can be managed effectively within your electrical safety program. The required testing and/or certification documentation for each PPE item shall be filed in the PPE section of your program, but where do you start? Who should be your first point of contact if you now find yourself having to backtrack and collect the documentation for arc-rated PPE you previously deployed?