When working on electric and hybrid vehicles, it is important that technicians are supplied with reliable protective equipment to safely carry out work.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is impelled as a final measure for suitable safety precautions when working on EHVs. The purpose of this equipment is to protect individuals who work on or near an installation that presents an electrical hazard. The equipment used should be appropriate for the type of operation and voltage level of the installation. The use of improper PPE for a specific hazard can cause significant danger to the user.
Total Lockout (Safety) Ltd provides the following range of PPE for vehicle technicians:
- Electrical Safety Gloves – these are the first line of defence for contact with energized components. Most EV manufacturers recommend that insulated rubber gloves should be worn when working near all high-voltage components, not just the vehicle batteries. Ordinary latex gloves are not thick enough and do not provide sufficient protection from the shock hazard.
- Cotton Undergloves – to be worn underneath electrical safety gloves and leather gloves, our cotton undergloves not only reduce sweating, they give added comfort and protection to the PPE user in warm and humid conditions.
- Leather Overgloves – these are worn over insulating gloves to protect against mechanical hazards and electrical arcing.
- Face Shield – this part of equipment is extremely important when working on high voltage as it protects the eyes from any ‘flash over’ that can occur if an electrical spark is produced. The face shield provides forehead protection and a full 180° field of vision.
- Dielectric Overboots – to be worn over existing footwear, the dielectric over boot provides additional protection of insulation, preventing electric shocks should a vehicle technician encounter contact with a live electric source.
- Insulating Rubber Apron – Manufactured from 1mm thick orange neoprene with nylon insert for added strength, this apron is to protect technicians working with live voltages up to 1000V.
It is important to maintain PPE and perform regular examinations before and after use to ensure the equipment continues to provide the degree of protection for which it is designed. This may include checking for defaults (e.g. if there are any tears in gloves) and cleaning items. If there are any uncertainties, the items should not be worn and be replaced.
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