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Electrical Safety Matting Buying Guide

Electrical rubber matting should be applied at any point where operatives are working with high voltage equipment where the risk of electrical shocks is high, including:

  • In front of switchboards
  • In front of machine control gear
  • In plant rooms
  • In lift control gear rooms

Shorter lengths of matting can be used as portable protection for site engineers working on live equipment. Rubber is known for its exceptional electrical insulating properties. With the ability to reduce or stop electric currents, electrical rubber matting or switchboard matting is a common surface for high voltage environments. 

What is the IEC 60900/EN 60900 Double Triangle 1000 V ?

Boddingtons Electrical hand tools are manufactured and tested to meet IEC 60900 / EN 60900

Our hand tools are manufactured and processed in such a way that the safety conditions for trained specialists are met. All of our insulated tools are permanently marked with these symbols. The markings are placed on the tool in a clear, visible and legible way.


Understanding Arc Flash Personal Protection (PPE) Categories

Whether to wear arc-rated personal protection equipment (PPE) is not a personal decision. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) directs employers to supply PPE and for employees to wear the supplied PPE if hazards exist. An arc flash risk assessment can indicate whether such PPE is needed. The analysis also needs to be documented.

Boddingtons Electrical have two Modula Lift Vertical Storage Systems

Boddingtons Electrical Ltd are at the forefront of technology and have two Modula Lift Vertifical Storage Systems to store their insulated tools, base stock and components parts along with other safety items.

How to Ensure Your Insulated Tools Are Safe to Use

A workman is only as good as his tools, and this is true of insulated ones too. As with any tools, it’s essential to check your insulated tools are safe to use by carrying out routine checks and inspections. 

The Perfect Kit for Fitting Smart Meters

Did you know that every home in Britain will have a smart meter installed in the near future. Get ahead of the game this year when you supply your customers with Boddingtons Electricals' smart meter kit.

Smart meters are the next generation of meter for both gas and electricity, replacing the old technology meters that were created decades ago. Instead, smart meters use a secure national communication network (DCC) that automatically and via wireless sends your energy usage to the supplier. Households will no longer have to rely on estimated bills or need to have regular readings of their meter.

Unlike before, electricians will need to revise their approach for tackling the installations of these brand new meters, meaning further training and tools will be needed to carry out the fittings.

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The Importance of Quality Insulated Tools When Distributing

Whether it’s high quality materials, thorough testing or innovative design, high quality tools keep your customer’s satisfied with your service while actually acting to keep them safe - and saving your reputation!