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Dealing with Voltage

Posted on 9 January 2016

In today's society, Occupational Health and Safety is paramount with businesses constantly looking for safer work practices.  If your business deals with voltage, TWCS recommends the use of an insulated torque wrench.  Don't put yourself at risk in any voltage applications, whether it be a 12v battery, the ever-expanding high voltage hybrid vehicle market, electrical switchboard or power generation applications, using a non-insulated wrench can lead to a short circuit resulting in serious injury or even death.  Insulated torque wrenches provide protection and peace of mind when working with up to 1000 Volts.

The photo shows an example of a "near miss".  This wrench was shorted on a battery pack.  It has since been replaced with an insulated type torque wrench, providing staff with a safer work practice.

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