Rock Fall has developed what it said is the first Electrical Safety Trainers available in Europe.
Rock Fall, a multi-award winning second generation family-owned business, said the footwear is certified against European and International Electrical Hazard standards and is designed to protect wearers against electrical risks up to 18kV in accordance with the ASTM F2412-11 test method.
The range is in stock in the UK and available exclusively from some of the largest PPE resellers in the UK, including RS Components, Greenham, Travis Perkins and Toolstation as well as a network of more than 300 independent retailers and distributors in the UK.
The range has already been recognised by the industry for Innovation at the recent Professional Clothing Awards. It is driving quick and significant growth in Australia and New Zealand, with major electrical contractors specifying the products for their electrical operations.
Rock Fall Director Richard Noon said: “Electrical risks are increasing as the prominence of hybrid and fully electric vehicles continues to grow. In manufacture, service and at the end of life these vehicles must be handled safely.
“Electric Vehicles aren’t the only driver for this, as we increase the pressure on our electricity networks, there will be even greater demand for preventative maintenance and work on live lines. Increased pressure can cause accidents and to have an additional item of PPE to be the last line of defence, in our opinion is critical.
“We have seen from the great improvements in Safety management during the Crossrail project. With HS2 electrification high on the agenda, from the view of a Safety equipment manufacturer it’s important that our industry makes the most of these major infrastructure projects.”