Setting High Standards for Insulated Tools

For electricians, insulated hand tools and electrical safety equipment are essential in a hazardous working environment. At Boddingtons Electrical, we understand the need for protective and secure tools and safety gear, which is why our team are constantly developing new products to solve any issues for electricians. 

We pride ourselves on setting a high standard of tool manufacture and design; ensuring all of our tools are ergonomic and hard wearing, as well as keeping you safe. 

At Boddingtons Electrical, all of our tools must have the official international 1000V rating symbol to show they have been rigorously tested up to 10,000 volts, thus conforming to the current IEC standards. The International Electrotechnical Commission’s standards include dimensions and covers test procedures to guarantee that the tools will physically protect you from high voltages. Our manufacturing team goes as far as to laser print this standard on all of our tools, so you know they have met all of the criteria set for a safe, efficient tool and this information will remain on the tool for its lifetime. Another vital element is taking care of the tools once you have them! We do our bit to ensure you are safe from electrical injury, however, proper use and regular maintenance is key to ensuring your tools will effectively protect you. Our customer care team advise that customers should visually inspect the tools for any deterioration in the insulation or the metal of the tool for any cracks. While our products are highly durable, if the insulation layer is damaged, it may well be time for a proper inspection of the tool or in extreme cases, replacement. 

We also advise customers to ensure that there is no moisture or contaminants on the tools’ surfaces before use. If this is the case, the substances may be able to conduct electrical current and cause injury to the user. When your Boddingtons Electrical Tools do need a clean, stick to mild, non-corrosive cleaners, as others could damage the multi-layer insulation. 

Over the past 30 years, Boddingtons Electrical, based in Braintree, has become a leading Manufacturer and Supplier of electrical products throughout the UK and overseas. We take great pride in ensuring those who work in an hazardous environment feel safe; that’s why we are trusted internationally. 

To find out more about any of our products, get in touch with us on 01376 567490 or email