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    ARC Flash PPE inspections

    Can anyone tell me what the inspection schedule is for arc flash suits? I know the gloves are annually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnShelley View Post
    Can anyone tell me what the inspection schedule is for arc flash suits? I know the gloves are annually.
    Inspect before each use.
    There is no testing done on them.

    Similar to other worn protection, like fall protection harnesses and hard hats.
    Just because you can, doesn't mean you should.

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    Thanks Jim! :)

    Safety Harnesses are good for 5 years. I guess there's no life span for the suits

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    The manufacturers of the Arc Rated clothing may have some requirements for inspections and lifespans of their products.

    Chris

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    Quote Originally Posted by raider1 View Post
    The manufacturers of the Arc Rated clothing may have some requirements for inspections and lifespans of their products.

    Chris
    The manufacturer of the fabric (Usually different than who made the suit) has limits on lifespans, typically based on # of washes and if the washes are home or industrial.

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