Wiha Insulated Tools

Why Settle for Less than the Best?

There are so many choices on the market for you when you begin looking for tools. There are over 500 Wiha insulated tools available with either 1,000 volt tested or even 10,000 volt tested. If you are a professional working around electrical currents, there is no reason to take a chance with a tool that is not properly insulated.

You can trust Wiha – they have made their mark on the tool industry by offering only the best tools with their name. By placing their name on a tool, they put their reputation on the line and they don’t do that lightly.

Wiha insulated tools will protect you from an accidental arc flash. As anyone working with electricity is aware, this is the electrical explosion that happens when there is a short circuit or a fault condition when a phase to phase or a phase to ground conductor is connected. If this happens and you are not using an insulated tool, you can be literally knocked off your ladder. Most arc flashes happen when a fault is accidentally caused by workers moving around the live wires without proper care. Most of the arc flashes that occur are preventable. By using the proper electrical equipment and the right tools, you are on the right track to avoiding the inadvertent arc flash. No matter how careful you are, sometimes one will surprise you. Don’t get caught in a hazardous situation.

There are four regulations governing electrical safety and arc flash:

  • OSHA Standards 29-CFR, Part 1910. Occupational Safety and Health Standards. requires the use of protective equipment when working where a potential electrical hazard exists and requires the employer assess the workplace for hazards and determine the protective equipment needed for its employees.
  • The National Fire Protection Association Standard 70 contains requirements for warning labels
  • The National Fire Protection Association Standard 70E identifies practices that employers are required to put in place in order to safeguard its workers from being injured while working on exposed conductors or circuits that could become energized.
  • The Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers 1584 includes their Guide to Performing Arc-Flash Hazard Calculations. This guide will help employers in assessing the potential of risk to its workers.

Wiha insulated tools include hand tools of many different types:

  • Wrenches and Spanners
  • L-Keys
  • Electrician’s Knives
  • Cable Cutters
  • Socket Accessories
  • Sockets
  • Multi-Bit Holders
  • Terminal Block Combination Screwdrivers
  • Slotted, Phillips, Torx, Nut and Square-Tip Drivers
  • Driver Sets
  • Cushion Grip TorqueControl Handles 3
  • Ring Bit Holders
  • All Styles of Pliers and Cutters
  • Plier Sets

When working with electricity, taking shortcuts by using improper equipment can cost lives. Take the right steps to protect your workers and the overall job by using only the best tools available today. Follow standard business practices to offer the safest environment you can.

These tools will save time, money and possibly lives. Why settle for less than the best?

Visit Carbide Processors online today, we will be happy to assist you!

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