Knowledge Arc-fault protective equipment

Arc-fault protective equipment

Worldwide arc fault accidents are the predominant cause for accidents during work on electrical installations. In the event of an electric arc flash, workers are exposed to temperatures of more than 10,000°C. Severe burns, injury and death are the possible tragic consequences with the hand and head region particularly at risk of being burnt by arc faults.


During live working and working in the vicinity of live parts, high-quality arc flash protective clothing minimises the risk of injury in case of an arc fault and prevents severe burns. Protective clothing will only provide protection if it is suited for the work performed and used at all times.

C&G Safety has now extended its portfolio of personal protective equipment by an arc-fault protective suit. In addition to safety helmets and protective gloves, the protective suit constitutes the third important component for reducing the risk of arc flash injury whilst working on electrical installations. The new two-part protective suit protects workers from the thermal effects of an arc fault during work on electrical installations.

In combination with the flame resistant lining and the reflective strips, the protective suit offers complete protection to workers exposed to arc faults. The zip and hook-and-loop fasteners are also made of flame-resistant material. Besides the advantages described above, side arm and leg pockets with flaps complement its appearance. The suit is available in six sizes to ensure the correct fit.

Safety devices and equipment from C&G Safety are manufactured and tested in compliance with the current applicable standards. C&G Safety is also a reliable partner for supply and maintenance tests of earthing and short-circuiting devices, voltage detectors, switching sticks, fuse tongs, insulating sticks and earthing sticks.


C&G Safety Category IV 65cal/cm2 Arc Flash Protective Suit

Item No. Description
ArcPro-CT-65cal 65cal/cm² arc flash protective jacket
ArcPro-B-65cal 65cal/cm² arc flash protective bib-overall
ArcPro-Hood-65cal 65cal/cm² arc flash protective hood
ArcPro-Hood-VS-65cal 65cal/cm² arc flash protective hood with cooling system
ArcPro-GLV-65cal 65cal/cm² arc flash protective gloves

Material: Dupont® Protera® fabric
Inherently flame resistant and its protection cannot be washed out or worn away, multilayer combination is lighter than flame resistant cotton/nylon blend garments, reducing the risk of heat stress.
ATPV Rating: 65cal/cm2
Color: Navy blue, Orange
Tested to ASTM F1959 and meet the standards of NFPA 70E, DL/T 320-2010, GB 8965.1-2009 Flame resistant reflective tapes can be added to make it highly visible;
And the cooling system can be installed on the hood to keep the user cool.