Martindale Electric has safety all locked up  

The average cost of health and safety fines have trebled over the last year, which has led businesses, such as Martindale Electric to announce a range of tools to help secure installation teams in a range of working environments. 

Martindale’s recent series of such products includes the of lock out kits, which have been designed to ensure all types of circuits can be safely isolated prior to maintenance of plant and equipment, preventing potentially fatal accidents and enabling compliance with HSG85. 

The Martindale range starts with the LOKKITBASE and extends to the LOKKITPRO, which enable circuits to be locked off once de-energised, ensuring safe maintenance schedules and compliance with the electricity at work regulations. 

Electricity at work regulations 

The LOKKITBASE and LOKKIT2PLUS kits both include standard miniature circuit breaker (MCB) locking off devices and the especially small LOK10 and LOK11 for when access is limited. The kits include a PAD10R padlock with a unique key plus a marker pen and tags to ensure immediate and clear identification of circuits, work areas and personnel. For added safety, each lock is supplied with just one key, to ensure a circuit cannot be inadvertently unlocked by another user. 

This isolation kit provides a locking off solution for all sites and applications from MCBs with integrated test buttons through old style fuse holders, to switchgear requiring a cable lock approach. The kit is contained in a soft carry case, ensuring all locking off devices, tags, pen and padlock are always to hand. 

With the average cost of health and safety fines trebling over the last year and around 1,000 serious accidents per year at work due to contact with electricity and 10 times as many involving electricity as a cause of the accident, compliance with Electricity at Work Regulations is clearly a priority for all. 

Martindale Electric is a specialist in providing equipment to ensure safe working on electrical circuits and has designed a wide range of lock out kits and safety equipment, such as test instruments, proving units and isolation locks to ensure maximum safety in the workplace.