It has been reported that each year around 1000 accidents happen at work involving electric shocks or burns. 3% of these can be fatal, and most of these accidents were being caused by contact with overhead or underground power cables. The use of insulated tools can help prevent this and Boddingtons Electrical is going to tell you how!
If you’re working with high voltages it is important to make sure that tools are fully insulated and aren’t able to conduct electricity. The IEC 60900 Live Working Hand Tools, covers the requirement for insulated hand tools to be used when working with live or close live parts.
However, most of the time, accidents happen when someone is working on equipment that is meant to be broken, but when it comes to it, is still live. Either that or you working on live parts, with individuals that haven’t been giving the appropriate training first.
First off, it’s essential that all staff have the appropriate training before dealing with possible live parts. Just as important, its vital that they are supplied with the correct tools, so the job is completed in the most efficient and safest way.
Insulated tools are usually made from steel alloys and are insulated with a polymer, rubber or plastic. At Boddingtons, our range is a prime example of these types of tools, with strong, precise blades and durable, conveniently designed handles.
Insulted tools are designed to protect users from voltages ranging from 1000 to 10,000V, meaning in terms of accidents, they will keep them to a minimum and ensure your team is safe always, within their working hours. It’s important to assess the situation you have at hand to ensure you’re using the correct tools in the safest manner.
Insulated tools are essential for any electrician. To see our full range of insulated hand tools, please look on our online store – we’ve got everything the professional electrician or team would need in terms of equipment. If you would like any more information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us or call us on 01376 567490.