Many Jewson Tool Hire branches have now been fitted with Seaward's Clare B255 testers.

Seaward provides electrical safety for Jewson Tool Hire

Published:  02 May, 2013

Jewson is equipping its expanding range of Tool Hire branches with new electrical safety testing technology, as part of its ongoing commitment to health and safety.

Over 30 new Tool Hire branches have been fitted with specialist Clare B255 testers from the Seaward Group. The Clare B255 tester has a comprehensive electrical safety testing capability and has become the product of choice within the Tool Hire service and repair industries. The compact bench-top tester enables electrical safety tests to be carried out quickly and effectively, ensuring that power tools and other electrical rental equipment functions correctly with maximum safety.

The B255 enables the full suite of electrical safety tests to be carried out and includes earth/ground bond and hipot/flash testing alongside load, run and leakage testing.

In the Jewson branches, the tester is used as part of an overall process that ensures all hand-held power tools and construction equipment are routinely serviced, tested and recorded before being made available for hire. The testing is linked to computerised records and service schedules to ensure that the correct functionality and safe operation of hire and rental equipment is maintained at all times.

Lee Percival, Jewson Tool Hire regional director for the North and Scotland, said: “The safety of our staff and customers is our number one priority. Our training programmes are designed to ensure that all Jewson Tool Hire staff are up to speed with best practice and industry requirements. We work in partnership with Seaward to ensure all our Tool Hire branches meet the HAE standards for electrical safety testing.”

Electrical safety testing with the Clare B255 ensures compliance with European and International standards for Class I and Class II electrical products, such as EN60335, EN61029, EN60065, EN50144 and EN60745.

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