Operation and maintenance of power circuit breaker equipment involves exposure to potential hazards associated with high-energy electrical supply systems which are typically encountered within data centers. Switchboard accessory mechanisms are available to provide safety when interacting with this equipment.
An Arc Flash is a form of electrical explosion, usually occurring within electrical switchboards or other equipment, resulting from a low impedance fault between the phase conductors or between a phase conductor and the grounded equipment enclosures for a solidly-grounded neutral electrical distribution system.
According to various reports on workplace safety related incidents, about five arc flash incidents occur daily in the United Stated alone. Injuries vary from minor to extremely serious or critical burns, hearing and vision loss, or possible fatalities.