Workers in the electricity and power industry are at risk of exposure to Electric Arc flashes that can occur if there is a short circuit, switching fault, operator error or equipment failure. Electric Arcs can expose workers to very high energy levels and often lead to severe burns and hand / eye injuries. Wearing the wrong workwear can make injuries worse, so it is important to choose the right protective clothing that provides arc protection in every layer. It is equally important to choose gloves and face protection that are certified to protect against Electric Arcs.


  • Electric Arc
    • Molten Metal splashes
    • Radiant heat
    • Convective heat
    • Electric shock
    • Shock waves
    • High noise
    • Optical radiation
    • Toxic gas
  • Flame & Heat
  • Traffic accidents (working outdoor)


When working as an electrician you need garments certified according to IEC 61482-2 / EN 61482-2 in combination with EN ISO 11612 as there may be a risk of an Electric Arc. Electricians working outdoors may also need High Visibility garments certified to EN ISO 20471.

An Electric Arc accident comprises many varied risks that will affect the PPE clothing in different ways but with the right solution, we can help to minimise the impact of these risks. A Tranemo Skinsafe™ system where the outer layer reaches PPE 2 and has an Arc Rating (ATPV or EBT value according to NFPA 70E) above 8 cal/cm² is recommended.

The switchgear range ‘Switch’ is designed for work where there is a risk of being exposed to Electric Arc with very high energy level - for example in switchgear environments, when cutting off power or commissioning electrical systems. Garments in the ‘Switch’ range offer protection of 40 cal/cm² (PPE4). 

All of Tranemo Electric Arc garments have the Arc Rating value stated on the outside FR label to make it easy for you to choose the right protection. In the revised standard EN 61482-2, ELIM is used as the Arc Rating value. As additional information, the ATPV/EBT value can also be stated and refers to the Risk Assessment standard NFPA 70E. All new products will be tested according to EN 61482-2 and marked with both the ELIM and ATPV/EBT values. During the transition period, Tranemo will update new stock garments certified according to IEC 61482-2, meaning garments may therefore have both markings.