Unfortunately for distributors, finding the right insulated tools and electrical safety equipment can be difficult. With so many different brands of insulated hand tools available to buy online and all of them claiming to be ‘the very best’ for your customers - how can you be sure that you're choosing a legitimately safe product to sell?
With over 30 years of expertise in the industry, we know exactly what to look for on your search for the perfect insulated tools so you can ensure you’re giving your customers safe and compliant tools!
When you are searching for electrical tools and products, it is important to ensure that they all carry the official International 1000-volt rating symbol printed somewhere on the tool itself. This should look like two overlapping triangles with ‘1000 V’ written beside it.
For any tool to actually carry this symbol, they must have been tested to up to 10,000 volts, which is exactly what you can expect from Boddingtons’ tools.
There are also a number of other strict safety standards manufacturers must adhere to.
When working in a live, dangerous environment, it is of the utmost importance to ensure that the tools electricians use are compliant with one or all of the following standards to protect the user from electric shock or electrocution:
● IEC 60900:2012
● NFPA 70E
The IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) standard covers the dimensions and guards when designing and producing electrical tools. It also covers test procedures to ensure that tools will protect users from incidental contact with voltages up to 1000 VAC. Our manufacturing team goes to extreme lengths to routinely test and check all of our tools, ensuring they have met the criteria for this standard.
The NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) focuses on electrical safety in the workplace, covering three different electrical hazard categories: Electric Shock, Arc-Flash, and Arc-Blast. When making our tools, our team keep these workplace hazards in mind; making sure every material in our tools is highly durable and fit for use.
By buying a Boddingtons Electrical’s electrical products you can have peace of mind that these tools won’t let you or your customers down! To see all of our innovative, high-quality insulated tools, check out our online collection of tools.