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14th July 2009


Lockout:
a safety technology.

Dangerous situations that are frequently underestimated are often caused by people simply being in a hurry and thinking that they know everything about electricity, risks that are also exacerbated by placing sockets in places where they can be accessed by inexperienced people.

A typical case in point is industrial sockets where voltage is present but which are not being specifically used.

Another typical situation is when someone simply pulls the wire of an electric tool to remove it from a socket after it has been used - it is never a good idea to be in a hurry.

Prevention is better than cure.

As far as teaching good professional practices is concerned, it is better to deal with devices that do not allow dangerous situations to arise.

This is why sockets with mechanical and/or electrical lockout systems have available for some time, and indeed, these devices are gradually offering technological elements that are becoming increasingly safer.

 


Mechanical lockout


Sockets now feature mechanical lockout devices preventing the switch from being closed if the plug is not inserted, and the socket cover cannot be opened if the switch is closed, preventing inadvertently coming into contact with live parts.

These safety devices also include electrical lockouts which prevent the plug from being inserted or removed if the contacts are live.

Plus, inserting the plug actually closes the power supply circuit.

Some people may shrug their shoulders and claim that these lockout devices are not mandatory.

However, the lockout devices force the user to insert and remove the plug with the circuit open, preventing them from forgetting especially if they can be accessed by inexperienced people.

Serie ADVANCE 2
Interlocked switch sockets outlets
for industrial applications

So this represents an extra safety device for products already available on the market for a long time (see Scame's safety solutions).

 

Serie OMNIAPLUS
Interlocked switch sockets outlets
for domestic applications

 


Leran more
- General Catalogue: Interlocked switch sockets outlets
- Products: ADVANCE2 Series
- Products: OMNIAPLUS Series

 

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