The screwdriver: every electrician’s best friend in a time of need. They should be an essential part of everyone’s toolbox across the UK. In most cases, the standard, traditional screwdrivers work just fine and complete the job, however, with the team here at Boddingtons Electrical being advocates in electrical safety equipment, you should consider switching to insulated screwdrivers.
What is an insulated screwdriver?
An insulated screwdriver functions the same as a standard one, with an exception. It has been specially designed and crafted with a non-conductive, tough plastic cover which extends itself over the majority of the screwdriver except for the tip. The insulating cover ensures that, should you come into contact with a live circuit, you are protected. Our high torque screwdrivers have a precision hardened chrome-vanadium-molybdenum steel blade, as well as a soft grip and ergonomic multi-component handle.
So much more than just a plastic coating
Don’t be fooled if you stumble across a standard screwdriver as many handles are made with a non-conductive material, however if it doesn’t state that it is insulated, then there is not a reliable guarantee that you’re protected or that the screwdriver is fully insulated.
Insulated screwdrivers are not only designed to protect you, but they also carry various voltage ratings which specify the amount of electricity they can resist. However, please note that it is vital to inspect your insulated screwdriver before each use to make sure it’s not too damaged.
Why not use alternatives?
You may think you are able to avoid purchasing insulated tools by wrapping other materials such as electrical tape around the handle which may offer a small degree of safety, however it does not make it an insulated tool. Why? The insulated hand tools need to be of a consistent thickness throughout to provide real protection. Fortunately, we have a wide variety of insulated hand tools which are essential to you and your business.
If you would like more information about our insulated screwdrivers or any other of our products, don’t hesitate to get in touch today on 01376 567 490.