Why is the technician dressed that way?
At Jantech Services we make the safety of our clients and technicians one of our highest priorities. We are one of the only independent service providers to have a full time Safety Manager whose only job is making sure our clients and technicians are safe. We thought it would be good to give you an overview of what some of the PPE (personal protection equipment) our technicians wear.
Hard Hat and Face Shield: Work in conjunction to protect our engineer’s head and face from the hazards associated with Arc Flash/Arc Blast, such as molten shrapnel, intense light, and heat. The hard hat is electrically rated and the face shield is rated to handle specific levels of incident energy. Notice the shield is tinted to reduce the effects of intense light produced by Arc Flash/Blast.
Safety Glasses: A standard PPE item in use on every service call. Our field engineers engage in a variety of preventative maintenance procedures, many of which are mechanical in nature and may produce flying debris. Glasses also provide the final layer of protection for the eyes against Arc related hazards.
Safety Suit: This coverall style suit is constructed of flame resistant material designed to protect the wearer from the intense heat produced by electrical arcing.
Safety Gloves: These specially designed and tested gloves are specific to electrical work involving significant levels of voltage. They are constructed of thick rubber designed to insulate the wearer from electrical shock to the hands, wrist, and lower arm.
Glove Protectors: Just as their name implies they protect the safety gloves from mechanical damage such as cuts and holes. Even the smallest of pinholes in the safety glove itself can pass current and present shock hazard to the wearer. Therefore, these heavy leather gloves protect the insulating properties of the underlying safety glove.
As you can see although all the equipment may make them look funny, it also provides potential lifesaving protection. Although a full suit of PPE gear is pictured all of it is not always needed, it is dependent upon the hazards a technician faces based upon the task being performed. If you should see any technician working on your equipment that you feel is not wearing the proper protection we implore you to approach them about it and if they do not have sufficient answers, bring it up with their supervisor. UPS’s and associated equipment if not treated correctly can be dangerous and we do not want to see anyone hurt.
If you are disappointed with your current providers safety procedures, Jantech Services stands ready to help you with any of your power protection needs. You can simply contact us at 1.800.452.6832 or submit a request through our website Jantech Services, RFQ