Martindale Electric has over 90 years of expertise in electrical safety and is the UK market leader in safe isolation. With the new range of CABLOK hasps for safe maintenance, it’s now even easier to lock off multiple breakers, switches and valves and provide protection when there are several people working on the same system.
Safe Isolation Procedures Save Lives
Implementing safe isolation procedures is essential for compliance with Electricity at Work Regulations which are in place to ensure that workers on site are not exposed to danger when working on or near live electrical systems.
The six steps to safe isolation are:
1. Disconnect all loads
2. Locate the source of supply
3. Isolate the source of supply. Lock off and place warning signs
4. Prove your voltage indicator using a proving unit
5. Test the supply is isolated
6. Re-prove the voltage indicator using a proving unit
With 16% of all fatalities at work being electricity related, and the average fine for health and safety offences trebling over the last 2 years, it’s more important than ever to be compliant with the Electricity at Work Regulations when working on our near live electrical system.
Following simple safe isolation procedures and using the correct equipment can keep you and your team safe and avoid heavy penalties for non-compliance.
Cable Lock Out Choices From 1m to 5m
Suitable for both the electrical and industrial market, the new ergonomically designed CABLOK Series is available with 1m, 3m and 5m cable lengths and is compatible with all Martindale padlocks.
They provide installers and maintenance teams with a simple and reliable solution for locking off multiple breakers, switches and valves, to prevent the re-energising of circuits and systems during maintenance as part of a safe isolation procedure.
The latest range of adjustable cable lockouts feature a simple to thread, flexible, PVC-insulated steel cable that can be easily adjusted to suit the required length before locking off with a simple squeeze action.
Hasp Design Accommodates Multiple Padlocks
Incorporating a built-in safety hasp, and with space for up to six padlocks to be securely fixed, CABLOKs enable multiple operatives to safely work on the same system at the same time. The CABLOK cannot be removed until all padlocks have been released, this stops the system from being re-energised until all operatives are no longer working on it.
Cable loop length can be easily adjusted and locked in place through a simple squeeze action of the grip prior to securing with a PAD10 padlock.
The new range of adjustable cable lockouts make it easy to ensure all types of circuits can be de-energised and properly isolated prior to maintenance of plant and equipment, preventing potentially fatal accidents and enabling compliance with HSG85 Electricity at Work Regulations.
CABLOK1BL, CABLOK3BL and CABLOK5BL are available to purchase separately or as part of a complete safe isolation kit such as the VIPDLOKPR150 which includes everything needed to implement the correct procedures wherever you are working.