Dielectric Insulating Safety Boots
A dielectric (or dielectric material) is an electrical insulator that can be polarized by an applied electric field.
What are Dielectric Boots?
Insulating boots or dielectric boots are specified where there is a risk to the utility worker, cable jointer or linesman from the risk of electrical shock from LV MV HV low, medium or high voltages – the boots provide electrical protection according to their insulating property levels to stop electric current from being grounded.
Dielectric boots are used for working on live electrical power systems – LV or HV electric current can be fatal or produce serious burns to workers caused by inadvertent cable strikes to buried underground power cables by drill, shovel, digging plant or mole.
MV HV boots are effective live working safety shoes to protect utility workers against electrical hazards of step voltages – waterproof insulating boots with rubber soles for improved slip resistance in wet conditions for AC or DC voltages