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Insulated Tools 1000V

Insulated tools are designed to protect you against injury in the event that you make contact with an energized source. Every insulated tool must be marked with the year it was insulated and an official 1,000-volt rating symbol, which ensures you will be protected for live use up to 1,000 VAC or 1,500 VDC.

Keep in mind insulated tools aren’t restricted to electricians. They are required for anybody who works on or near live equipment. That means you need them for opening and closing panels, connecting and disconnecting electrical contacts, cutting wire, battery service, troubleshooting or installing circuit breakers in live electrical panels, and the list goes on. In selecting insulated tools be sure they are clearly labelled as such and include the voltage level of protection.

Tools are tested before they leave the factory to 10,000V, and if the insulation stays unharmed, they will provide protection for a long time if used properly,” Shumate said. “Insulated tools need to be visually inspected before each use for cracks or gouges in the insulation. If any irregularity is found, the tool should be destroyed

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