Insulating equipment is intended to prevent direct or indirect contact with conductive part of power installations, live electrical equipment or that becomes live accidentally.
The contact with the live component may be either directly with a part of the human body, or indirectly by a conductive mobile item. In order to prevent such situations generating electrocutions (electric shocks), a series of special insulating equipment can be used, these items being designed and manufactured in order to eliminate or decrease the risk of contact with live items.
This equipment can be classified in two categories:
- Insulating equipment temporarily mounted in power installations to insulate live electrical installation / equipment elements or for the protection of workers;
- Insulated and insulating tools and devices used for works on live power installations.