Buckingham Manufacturing’s BuckAlloy Black Climber Kit was developed after listening to customers who wanted a black climber. Given the interest in this type of kit, Buckingham developed a new climber kit to bring all the features of the popular BuckAlloy climbers into one kit.
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T&D PowerSkills is a comprehensive video- and workbook-based lineworker training program that focuses on safety-related work practices that lineworkers need to know. All T&D PowerSkills course units are arranged in a comprehensive curriculum. The curriculum is divided into 78 units that represent major components of lineworker career tracks. Important fundamentals are covered in Maintenance Basics, such as electrical safety and basic climbing skills, moving on to more advanced topics in Overhead Distribution, such as pole-top equipment replacement and transformer troubleshooting. Specialized training is offered in Underground, Transmission and Substations.
Each course unit includes one DVD or online access to the video via computer or mobile device, one instructor’s guide and one student workbook. Customization for site-specific training is available upon request. Single courses, group packs or the entire program can be purchased.
T&D PowerSkills www.tdpowerskills.com
National Safety Apparel offers ArcGuard Rubber Voltage Gloves in a variety of classes, colors and sizes. Whatever your need, our gloves fit the bill, and you’ll have the testing data for each pair of gloves at your fingertips. To receive testing data, use your smartphone’s QR reader app to scan your gloves’ code. After you scan the QR code, you’ll receive quick and easy access to your glove test report. We’ve got the sizes you need: NSA carries sizes 8 to 12. To make sure you are ordering the correct size, measure the circumference around your palm. Between sizes? We recommend ordering the next largest size. ArcGuard gloves come in three different levels of protection: Class 00 for maximum voltage of 500V AC/750V DC; Class 0 for maximum voltage of 1000V AC/1500V DC; and Class 2 for maximum voltage of 17000V AC/25500V DC. Our voltage-rated gloves come in yellow, black and red, alone or in kits. Kits include voltage-rated gloves, 10-inch leather protectors and ArcGuard FR knit gloves that can be used as liners. A handy bag keeps it all in one place and ready for the next job.
National Safety Apparel www.thinknsa.com
When the temperature drops and you need protection from the weather, the J-TEK Polartec Hoodie will keep you warm and comfortable throughout the day. It’s made of Polartec Wind Pro FR fleece, which is a highly compact knit that improves wind and water repellency while retaining a soft and comfortable feel throughout the fabric. As with all Justin FR products, this Polartec Hoodie is dual-certified to NFPA 2112 and 70E, and has an ATPV rating of 16. Key design features include adjustable hoodie with a mock neck collar, two front pockets with zip closure and contrast, flatlock stitching at seams for added durability and a modern look.
Justin FR www.justinfr.com
Utility workers have a chance to win a free pair of Quatro Dielectric Safety Boots valued at $200. To enter, complete a short quiz at www.quiz-maker.com/QRD55IN to find your best boot.
One winner will be randomly selected from all quiz participants to win a free pair of Quatro Dielectric Safety Boots. The contest ends November 20, 2017, at midnight, and is open only to utility workers in the U.S. Please visit https://winquatroboots.com/ for more information.
Pioneered in New Zealand, and designed specifically for the U.S. market, natural-rubber Quatro Boots provide maximum comfort under a wide range of conditions. They can be ordered through Bag Man, Ben Meadows, Conewango, GEMPLER’S, NASCO and other U.S. dealers.
Skellerup Footwear www.skellerupfootwear.us
Only Cintas can offer Carhartt FR Rental Workwear in a dependable, affordable program customized for your business. The latest offering includes the Carhartt FR ANSI 3 Workshirt.
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When it comes to motor vehicle records checks, no news isn’t necessarily good news. Running an annual MVR check in the hopes that nothing has changed in the past 12 months is no longer good enough. Without regular MVR monitoring that flags violations closer to when they actually occur, fleet operators can remain exposed.
ARI’s responsive MVR monitoring automatically checks for new violations, DUI and DWI convictions, invalid licenses, and other infractions sooner and without manual scheduling. When an infraction is found, the system reacts by automatically assigning online training targeted to the driver and the specific infraction.
All MVR events are tracked through the ARI Driver Scorecard. MVR data is analyzed along with telematics, risk, claims and fuel data to provide a comprehensive view of driver behavior. The Driver Scorecard assigns a risk score, highlighting those drivers who may require extra training or attention, as well as those who pose significant risks to their organizations. ARI’s responsive monitoring, coupled with reactive training and comprehensive scorecarding, can help identify and mitigate risk sooner.
Milwaukee Tool continues to deliver productivity-enhancing solutions for the trades with the new 102x77 Spot Infrared Imager. With instant start-up for scanning large areas quickly, a high-resolution image on-screen and precise single-spot measurement, the new imager is ideal for fast, accurate troubleshooting.
Designed for the professional tradesman, the 102x77 Spot Infrared Imager provides users with unmatched visibility into maintenance issues so they can quickly diagnosis the problem. Exclusive DUAL SENSE Pixel Technology allows the imager to individually optimize pixels to eliminate the blurring of hot and cold details in crowded areas. Equipped with 56:1 single-spot performance, a 15-second image hold and an infrared range of 14 degrees to 646 degrees Fahrenheit, users are able to scan, target and receive one simple on-screen temperature reading from a long distance or up close for greater detail.
Backed by a five-year warranty, the 102x77 Spot Infrared Imager confirms Milwaukee’s continued commitment to delivering solutions that save time, increase productivity and address frequent user frustrations.
Milwaukee Tool www.milwaukeetool.com
The new Honeywell Salisbury Premium Light Weight Lift Front Hood and Face Shields deliver industry-leading comfort and safety on the job, plus CE certification.
The new 40 cal/cm2 Premium Light Weight Lift Front Hood doubles the vertical peripheral vision of – and is 30 percent lighter weight than – standard arc flash hoods. A new bracket design improves CO2 and heat ventilation. Its dual lens offers increased protection against fogging and scratches.
Vision, ease of wear and safety are emphasized in both of the new 10-cal/cm2 and 12-cal/cm2 face shields with anti-fog coatings and new technology frames that reduce neck strain, lower CO2 levels and improve comfort for users.
Honeywell Salisbury www.salisburybyhoneywell.com
HD Electric Co., a Textron Inc. company, now offers its new Underground Cable Fault Tester, the UCT-8, a lightweight one-piece tool that is used to test underground, de-energized, primary-shielded voltage cables for faults.
Test results for underground DC leakage are clearly displayed as an analog bar graph along with an indication of a good or faulted cable. A self-contained, 8-kV high-voltage source powers the tester using a 9-V lithium battery, making the UCT-8 a compact, single hot-stick operation tool for testing cable. There also is an integrated safety circuitry that detects cables that have not been properly de-energized, alerts the user of the problem and shuts down the test to prevent system damage. An automatic shutoff feature helps the battery to last longer.
HD Electric Co. www.hdelectriccompany.com
Honeywell Salisbury TriPro Ground Sets feature one of the most compact designs available within the utility industry for efficient and easy installation in live-front pad-mounted transformers and switchgear.
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Youngstown Glove has introduced the world’s first FR Rain Glove featuring Outdry technology. This glove is specifically designed for use in heavy rain conditions while also being loaded with safety features. The FR Rain Glove is cut resistant, puncture resistant, flame resistant and arc rated to 53 cal. It is made of a waterproof-treated goatskin outer shell, Outdry membrane and 100 percent Kevlar liner. The palm is reinforced with suede leather to increase grip in wet conditions while also increasing the durability of the glove.
Youngstown Glove http://ytgloves.com/gloves/flame_resistant
Utility crews are often faced with setting outrigger-enabled equipment on sloped or uneven ground. ProStack Cribbing from DICA has been developed with an interlocking design that safely provides additional height under outrigger floats when setting up in uneven ground conditions.
ProStack Cribbing has three basic parts: a base outrigger pad, interlocking cribbing blocks and a high-friction top grip pad. The base ProStack Outrigger Pad is manufactured with a pyramid-shaped surface that interlocks with the cribbing blocks. On top of the base pad, operators stack layers of two 6-inch-by-12-inch-by-24-inch cribbing blocks with the pyramid-shape surface that lock into the base pad. Lastly, a ProStack Grip Pad is placed on top of the stack to protect the pyramid surface on the cribbing blocks and provide a high-friction surface for the outrigger foot.
ProStack is available in three cribbing kit options that include a DR36-2, DR42-2 or DR48-2 base outrigger pad, along with four cribbing blocks and one grip pad. ProStack individual parts also are available for purchase, including Cribbing Wedges, which can be used on sloped surfaces to establish a level foundation under the ProStack Outrigger Pad.
Greenlee Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. company, has introduced the G6 Turbo puller to improve contractor speed and efficiency. Capable of pulling 6,000 pounds of force, the G6 Turbo model pulls up to 60 percent faster than the competition, according to the company.
The 120-volt AC drive motor can pull 6,000 pounds of maximum force and 4,000 pounds continuously. Dual capstans on the G6 Turbo puller deliver faster pulling speeds across the entire load spectrum of the pull. Control boards monitor the current draw of the G6 Turbo puller motor and protect it from over loading the puller. Built-in spring-loaded pins allow for quick changeovers and easy setup, and eliminate the hassle of loose pieces.
The G6 Turbo puller is equipped with features to reduce downtime and injuries. A footswitch safely controls motor power without the operator placing themselves in front of the rope. The 125-pound G6 Turbo puller is built on a dolly, making it easier to move the unit from worksite to worksite. Handles on the dolly and the boom allow operators to easily and ergonomically adjust for height. A gearbox feature prevents rope and cable tension from pulling back into the conduit when the operator stops pulling. Setup time is faster and easier than other pullers on the market.
Greenlee Textron Inc. http://greenlee.com/g6
Since 1975 Korman Signs Inc. has been designing, manufacturing and distributing highway and construction signage systems. Our 100,000-square-foot facility in Richmond, Va., serves as home base for the production of MUTCD traffic signs and NCHRP-350-approved work zone products including ALPOLIC composite signs, 3M roll-up signs, Type II and III barricades, and portable sign stands. Other products include LightHawk signal backplates, interstate guide signs, signposts, post accessories and pavement markings. We also manufacture a full spectrum of fleet markings and decals.
Our full line of work zone traffic control devices is centered on our uniquely designed portable stands and roll-ups signs. The stands feature a two-stage dual spring that ensures the sign’s visibility at all times and provides stability in high-wind conditions. Sign stand models are available in ultracompact, compact, full-size and heavy-duty variations with steel or aluminum legs. Our reflective roll-up signs feature four heavy-duty cloth pockets along with a set of ribs for bracing. All signs come with a 3/8-inch-thick vertical rib to minimize sign deflection when used with ultracompact sign stands. When used together, the reflective roll-up signs and stands create a safe work environment for everyone.
Korman Signs Inc. www.kormansigns.com