Partial Discharge Testing (PD Testing)

Studies show that over 85% of disruptive failures in high voltage (HV) and medium voltage (MV) equipment are Partial Discharge related. Partial Discharge action ultimately leads to failure. Our PD testing service does not require shutdown and is the best way to plan maintenance, repair … Continue reading


Insulating Rubber Gloves – Types, Classes & Categories

Insulating rubber gloves offer workers that work on or near live wires, personal protection against electrical shocks. Insulating rubber gloves undergo a range of voltage, ageing and mechanical testing which ensures that they comply with IEC 60903 and EN 60903 … Continue reading


Electric Substation Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Substation safety awareness has been gaining prominence, have a read through this in-depth look into several aspects of substation safety, primarily focusing on personal protective equipment (PPE) essentials, risks, danger-tackling tips and training requirements. Personal protective equipment is an integral … Continue reading


Insulating Rubber Gloves – Inspection & Storage

To ensure both safety and performance it is vital to the safety of electrical workers that all insulating rubber gloves be visibly inspected before each use. Insulating glove inspection requirements differ with each Class of glove (read more about Insulating … Continue reading


Safety Factors to Consider for Substation Accessibility

Substations are potentially high-risk environments. Accessibility is a key aspect that heavily influences the security of the substation, its infrastructure, and the safety of its occupants. Read on to find out what Safety Factors should be taken in to consideration for Substation Accessibility. Continue reading


Safety Practices in Substations

Safety procedures formulated to meet requirements outlined in NESC and other standards go a long way in making substations more secure against known hazards and triggers. Considering the fact that the entire premise is rife with potential electrical and chemical … Continue reading


Lockout Tagout and Arc Flash Hazards & Protection Seminar, Thursday 15th October

Powerpoint Engineering Ltd are pleased to announce that we will be hosting a 1 Day Seminar on Thursday, 15th October in Portlaoise. Key topics covered will include Arc Flash Hazards, Arc Flash Protective Clothing, Lockout Tagout Best Practice, Risks & Tips and Lockout Tagout Safety … Continue reading


Sofamel Dielectric Tests for Insulating Gloves

By acquiring glove re-testing cabinets, Sofamel aims to offer our clients with improved after-sale services for dielectric insulating gloves. The RG6-4G model equipment unit is fitted with four work stations for carrying out electric tests in accordance to Standards EN … Continue reading


New: V-Watch Personal Voltage Detectors

Announcing the release of the new V-Watch Personal Voltage Detectors, now available on Substation-Safety.com. V-Watch Personal Voltage Detectors – It can save your life. It’s that simple. Worn on the outside of your clothing at mid-torso, the V-Watch® provides that … Continue reading


Arc Flash and Isolation Safety Conference 9th and 10th June

LockoutSafety.com, a division of Powerpoint Engineering, are delighted to announce that we will be presenting at the Arc Flash and Isolation Safety Conference on the 9th and 10th June 2015, at the Marriott Hotel, Victoria & Albert, Manchester, UK. Arc … Continue reading