Solutions for safe maintenance from Martindale Electric
7 Mar 2017
Martindale Electric specialises in safe isolation, providing solutions to ensure circuits have been de-energised and properly isolated prior to maintenance and modifications of plant and equipment.
Implementing safe isolation procedures is essential to achieve compliance with HSG85 Electricity at Work Regulations that are there to ensure that workers onsite are not exposed to danger when working on or near live electrical systems.
Selecting the right tools and test equipment for the job is critical to implementing an effective procedure to stay safe and avoid potentially fatal accidents and heavy penalties, says Martindale.
These include a dedicated voltage indicator, a proving unit to verify the voltage indicator, locking off devices with unique keys, and a clear method of labelling the hazard (complete kits in carry cases are available).
Martindale adds that its voltage indicators for safe isolation are fully compliant with the latest standards and are designed for safety, with no batteries or switches which could lead to false indication.
The latest VI-15000 has an over-voltage safety rating of 1,000V CAT IV, making it suitable for all installation categories and supply side applications.
The company also offers ToolBox Talks which discuss what it takes to stay compliant with the latest HSE guidelines when installing and maintaining electrical plant and equipment.
Suitable for maintenance teams, installation engineers and those responsible for electrical safety, participants are offered a free 20-minute educational talk and Q&A session.