Fully Insulated Tools
- Cable Core Stripper
- Cable Core Wedges
- Cable Knife/Coring Knife
- Connector Holding Tools
- Core Bending Bars
- Electrician Scissors
- Insulated Allen Keys
- Insulated Saws/HackSaws
- Insulated Hammer
- Insulated Link Extractors
- Insulated Nut Spinners
- Insulated Pliers
- Insulated Screwdrivers
- Adjustable Spanners
- Adjustable Spanners Bahco
- Adjustable Spanners with Handstop
- Box Spanners
- Fully Insulated Adjustable Spanners
- Gear Wrench Spanners - Metric
- General Purpose Open Ended Spanners
- Hammer Head Adjustable Spanner
- Open Ended Spanners - Metric/Whitworth/A/F
- Ring Spanners - Metric/Whitworth/A/F
- Spanner Sets
- Insulated Socket Inserts + Sets + T Bar Levers
- Insulated Torque Wrenches
- Insulated Tool Kits
- Jointers Tool Kits
- Ratchet Cutters
- Reversible Ratchet Lever
- Supplementary Tools And Accessories
- Tape Measure and Rulers
- Tool Cases/Boxes/Bags
- Cable Preparation Tools
- Cable Tray Matting
Electrical Insulating Matting (Switchboard Matting)
- ASTM D178 Switchboard Rubber Matting
- 450V Switchboard Rubber Matting 11kV Test Voltage
- 650V BS921 Switchboard Rubber Matting 15kV Test Voltage
- 1000V IEC61111 Class 0 Switchboard Rubber Matting 5kV Test Voltage
- 17,000V IEC61111 Class 2 Switchboard Rubber Matting 20kV Test Voltage
- 26,500V IEC61111 Class 3 Switchboard Rubber Matting 30kV Test Voltage
- 36,000V IEC61111 Class 4 Switchboard Rubber Matting 40kV Test Voltage
Personal Protective Equipment
- Arc Flash Protection
- Dielectric Insulating Safety Boots
- Insulated Safety Footwear
- Electrical Safety Gloves
- Face Shields
- Safety Glasses
- Safety Helmets
- Insulating Shrouding
- Electrical Safety Products
- Temporary Earthing and Short Circuiting Equipment
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- Wednesday, July 3, 2019 NEW EUROPEAN EN 5032-1:2018 EN 50321-1:2018 was harmonised and published earlier this year and replaces EN 50321:1999. This standard is currently out for approval as an IEC standard which will make it a global standard not just European.
- Tuesday, April 16, 2019 Charging Point Statistics 2019 With new charge points being added daily, the UK’s charging point infrastructure is continually changing. The tables and charts shown below track the number of charging points across the UK and are updated live from the Zap-Map database.
- Tuesday, March 12, 2019 British Standards Institute withdrew the long standing BS921:1976 IMPORTANT Change in UK Specifications As from January 2013 the British Standards Institute withdrew the long standing BS921:1976 standard and it now becomes obsolete. In its place they are now endorsing, as replacement, the European Standard IEC61111:2009 in harmony with the rest of the Europe
Personalised Electrical Tool Set
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NEW EUROPEAN EN 5032-1:2018
Wednesday, July 3, 2019
EN 50321-1:2018 was harmonised and published earlier this year and replaces EN 50321:1999. This standard is currently out for approval as an IEC standard which will make it a global standard not just European.
The standard has been split into 3 parts.
Part 1 is for live working on complete insulated boots up to 36 KV working voltages.
Part 2 which is currently being drafted is for insulated soles for step voltages. And refers mainly to Leather Footwear which must be kept dry and is not intended for “Live working” and will not carry the Live working double triangle.in it CE marking.
Part 3 is for live working at voltages above 50 KV where the footwear must be conductive. The drafting of this standard has not started .
The main changes to part one are the introduction of 4 classes ( see below) for working up to 36 KV whilst the old standard only had working up to 1000 Volts ( 1 KV). Boots are now tested by filling with water this is because steel balls always gave lower results and did not take into account water or perspiration wicking up the lining creating a flash over. There is now an electrical test after perforation of the sole by a nail, to ensure boots still give electrical protection after perforation of the sole. Just because a perforation insert is non-metallic it does not imply it is electrically insulating most will allow water to pass through them so will allow an electrical current to pass when the sole is punctured. In the table below is listed the classes and the test requirements
Maximum AC Working Voltage
Proof test Voltage
Proof test Leakage current
Withstand Test Voltage AC
3 m A
5 m A (8 m A)
10 mA (16 mA)
18 m A (18 mA)
20 m A
24 m A
In the table we have included the requirements for Knee boots the Overboot requirements are in brackets where they are different to boots.The leakage current requirements for Overboots is slightly higher due to the larger surface area.
The new standard also includes requirements for DC. All boots used for DC must be tested for DC according to the new standard.