Enclosed kits for substation rescue

Written by: Tim Fryer | Published:

When it comes to staff safety,personnel who are tasked to enter HV substations to carry out specific duties are in the main, fully trained to recognise the dangers associated with high voltage power equipment. Even so, high voltage substations are still seen as major potential accident areas where rapid intervention can determine whether your engineer will survive the accident.

In such an incident, loss of life or serious injuries can be reduced by having immediate access to the correct equipment to enable rapid and safe assistance has been proven successful and this wall mounted kit, developed by Reece Safety Products has been designed to be located inside an electrical substation for just such an event.

Housed in a robust 800 x 300 x 600mm IP66 Fibox Polycarbonate ARCA enclosure, the rescuer has immediate access to Insulating gloves and boots as personal protection, combined with an insulating platform and insulated rescue hook to drag the unfortunate victim away from the live feed; the Reece Substation Rescue Kit allows the rescuer to take rapid and lifesaving actions without risk to themselves.

A 5-36kV voltage detector on an insulated pole is also included to check for a safe condition before endangering the life of the rescuer.

In the event of a more complex situation, the kits are supplied with insulated cable cutters to break the power line if still unable to remove the victim from the live feed.

These kits are growing in popularity in conventional applications in power generation as well as large industrial operations with on-site sub stations.

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