The CBS ArcSafe® RRS-3 HK remote racking solution, designed for HK-style circuit breakers manufactured by ABB, BBC, or ITE with current ratings from 1,200–3,000 A, has won Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) magazine’s 2015 New Product of the Year Award in the Electrical Safety category. The CBS ArcSafe RRS-3 HK allows technicians to remotely rack in or out of the HK-style medium-voltage power circuit breaker from a safe distance while remaining stationed outside of the arc-flash boundary. This is the fifth Electrical Safety award CBS ArcSafe has received since 2012 from OH&S.

“This recognition was awarded by a panel of dedicated safety professionals to honor health and safety manufacturers whose products are considered particularly noteworthy in their ability to improve workplace safety,” says Ashley McWhorter, president of CBS ArcSafe, Inc. “To be recognized by OH&S is a testament to the CBS ArcSafe team’s ongoing commitment to develop electrical safety tools and solutions that will continue to protect our country’s workers.”

Installation and operation of the CBS ArcSafe RRS-3 HK is quick, simple, and does not require any modifications to existing equipment. HK-style circuit breakers may typically be found in generation, chiller/HVAC, petrochemical, water/waste treatment, and pulp/paper applications. By automating the racking procedure, the CBS ArcSafe RRS-3 HK reduces operator fatigue and increases operator safety.

CBS ArcSafe previously won Product of the Year awards from OH&S (2013, 2014), Plant Engineering magazine (2014), and Electrical Construction & Maintenance (EC&M) magazine (2012, 2014). Other CBS ArcSafe product honors include Industrial Safety & Hygiene News (ISHN) magazine’s 2015 Readers’ Choice Award (2015).