Insulated Tools

Insulated tools are beginning to emerge as a result of electrical safety related work practice 1910.333 OSHA standards, to safeguard personnel as well as equipment that is susceptible to shorting out and creating spiking surges to electronic apparatuses. Compliance with these standards will reduce the number of electrical accidents resulting from unsafe work practices by employees. OSHA has enacted laws making it mandatory for the electrical industry to develop and implement safety procedures, provide safety equipment, and train employees who are exposed to 50 volts or more to ground.

Every insulated hand tool we manufacture and sell is rated for exposure up to 1,000VAC and di-electrically tested at 10,000VAC. These tools meet or exceed ASTM F1505-01 and IEC 900 Standards for Insulated Hand Tools. These tools are necessary for compliance with OSHA 1910.333 (c)(2), and NFPA 70E 2015. The insulating material used is impact resistant and flame retardant. Two-color insulation makes inspection easier which adds to the overall safety. If the yellow under layer is showing, the tool may no longer be insulated properly and should be considered for replacement and removed from service in the field.

Bowtie Engineering is capable of customizing and supplying any tool(s) that require protection up to 1,000 volts. We will also customize sets and tool kits to meet your unique tool needs. With Bowtie Engineering, you get the largest amount of 1,000 volt AMERICAN MADE insulated tools in the world.

Manufactured for use in compliance with:

  • Meets IEC 900 Standard for Insulated Hand Tools
  • Exceeds ASTM 1505-01 Standards for Insulated Hand Tools
  • Helps meet OSHA Requirements 29 CFR Part 1910.331-335
  • Subpart S; 29 CFR Part 1910.269 Subpart K
  • Meets NFPA 70E Requirement
  • Tested to 10,000VAC and rated for 1,000VAC Maximum Exposure
  • Impact Resistant and Flame Retardant