There are occasions when Contractors are required to use fully insulated tools when working near, rather than directly on, electrified rail track.
Our insulated hand tools conform to BS 8020:2011. These tools feature a specially designed and profiled, double-sleeved, double-insulated overguard system, bonded over the metal sockets. This system of contrasting colours acts as a safety warning indicator which ensures the socket remains safely insulated from the user, even when the warning white underguard becomes visible.
TOOLS SHOULD BE INSPECTED BOTH BEFORE AND REGULARLY DURING USE, AND IF AT ANY TIME THE WHITE UNDERGUARD BECOMES VISIBLE, USE OF TOOL SHOULD CEASE IMMEDIATELY AND THE TOOL REPLACED.