Worker Safety a Priority
Lines Companies these days have a much greater appreciation of the risks associated with electrical work. Regular training ensures that Line Mechanics are fully aware of the risks, however, mistakes can and do happen. That’s why having a robust system, such as temporary earth bonding, to ensure a ‘last line of defence’ is so important in the event of an unexpected fault or inadvertent livening. Even then the application of such systems holds its own risk. That’s why CATU designed the ESIC (Earthing System with Interlocking Clamp).
The ESIC earthing system ensures the correct order for application of earth bonding leads through an innovative clamping arrangement. It is used for safe and accurate installation (earthing clamp and then line clamp) and removal (line clamp and then earthing clamp). When the device is interlocked the line clamp and earthing clamp are one unit preventing application to the line before application to earth.