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There are two British Standards that cover insulated products

BS 8020:2011 and BS 60900:2004

“insulated hand tools for work on or near conductor rail systems operating at voltages up to 1000v a.c. or 1500 V d.c”.
Tools such as shovels, spades, sledgehammers, crowbars and rail specific tools are covered by this standard.
Jafco products that are BS 8020:2011 compliant are identified and tested in the following manner :
The mechanical specifications of insulated tools shall conform to the relevant requirements of the appropriate
British Standard for an uninsulated tool.

BS 60900:2004
"hand tools for use up to 1000 V a.c. and 1500 V a.c”.
Tools such as screwdrivers,screwdriver bits and pliers are covered by this standard.


Legibly and permanently marked with the following :

  • Manufacturer’s name or trade mark or other identification
  • Unique batch number
  • Year of manufacture
  • Double triangle symbol with working voltage
  • BS Number of the relevant standard

Key Features


  • Tested to 10000V a.c.
  • Pre-conditioned tool type test
  • Pre-conditioned material type test
  • Routine test of all finished tools


Conformance with relevant :

  • British Standards for tools
  • Rail industry specifications
  • Additional strength and deflection requirements


  • All materials marked          1000V
  • Unique marking for full traceability

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