Overalls for electricians have certain features. The use of appropriate clothing is extremely important in the first place to maintain the health, and sometimes the life of the worker.
Characteristics and purpose
Since the work of an electrician is associated with serious risks, the equipment of a specialist must necessarily meet a number of requirements, because in some cases it is her right choice that allows you to save your life. Overalls for electricians are necessarily made of a special fabric, and shoes are equipped with a dielectric sole.
An important condition is the presence of reflective elements, and Velcro straps are responsible for regulating clothing.
A big plus for both the electrician and the electrician is the large number of pockets in which it is convenient to place working tools. They can be fixed both with Velcro and plastic locks, as well as located either outside or inside the overalls.
Separately, it should be mentioned about a suit for protection against an electric arc. Its wearing is mandatory when interacting with welding machines, electrical installations and high-power electrical equipment. The basis of this costume is a jumpsuit made of heat-resistant fabric and protecting the body as much as possible from contact with the environment.
Heat-resistant gloves must be used in conjunction with dielectric gloves worn over. For shoes, the only requirement is to create the highest possible protection against an electric arc. The heat-resistant helmet is made of polycarbonate and is equipped with an additional shield and cap comforter.
For equipment, an electrician should wear heat-resistant linen made of cotton fabric, and in case of bad weather, wear a heat-resistant jacket-cape from above.
What does it consist of?
Professionals working with electricity are required to wear clothing made from a special material with the ability to be insulated and not subject to fire. Worker's boots are equipped with a thick sole made of rubber, and gloves are made of dielectric material. By the way, instead of the latter, either gloves or special models of gloves can be used, two fingers of which are separate, and the rest are together.
The electrician fixes the tools on a belt in the construction of which no metal parts are involved. Work at the construction site must be accompanied by the wearing of a helmet and safety glasses. Special clothing designed to be worn in the cold season is also made of insulating materials for electric current.
Also, one of the main requirements for equipping a specialist in the repair and maintenance of electrical equipment is the lack of materials that can provoke the appearance of microdischarges of static electricity.
Criterias of choice
There are a number of mandatory requirements, according to which there is a choice of special clothes for an electrician. It should have the required protective properties and provide comfortable work, regardless of the weather or the specifics of the work. It is important that the fabric does not wear out for a long time, and also does not deteriorate due to any mechanical stress. The material, of course, must be of high quality. It is necessary that the equipment meets SanPiNu, fits the specific employee in physical parameters, and also looks aesthetically pleasing.
It is very bad if the suit is not sized to fit, as a result of which it rubs, presses or causes other discomfort. Unpleasant sensations will interfere with the responsible concentrated work of an electrician. On the contrary, the advantage is a special water-repellent impregnation, especially if weather conditions require it.
The advantages of the suit are considered not only a large number of pockets, which are already mentioned above, but also fasteners on the sleeves, “breathable” inserts, zippers and valves that protect from wind.
The term of wearing an electrician's suit, according to the norms, is about a year.
See the video below for electrical clothing requirements.