Whether you’re repairing a broken fence or building a new one, a good set of tools can make the job a whole lot easier. For fencing contractors, it’s important to stay up-to-date with the latest legislations, health & safety laws and best fencing tools to ensure a sturdy, safe and compliant build.
Installing fencing for construction sites require the use of insulated tools due to the danger of electrocution. This legislation must be obeyed to ensure the safety of workers. So, what are insulated fencing tools? And which are the best in the business and why?
What are insulated fencing tools?
Insulated fencing tools are designed to protect the user against injury in the event of contact with an energised source. All insulated tools must be marked with the year of insulation with an official volt rating symbol to highlight the level of resistance. In short, insulated tools protect you against electrocution.
Top insulated fencing tools
First of all, a few things must be considered when deciding on your next insulated tools:
- Grip – Make sure the insulated tool provides a secure grip. This reduces the possibility of tool drop or slippage while at work, meaning less chance of injuring yourself.
- Warranty – Be sure to look at both the warranty length and how the warranty will be handled. This will ensure efficiency with any potential warranty claims.
- Manufacturer – The quality and performance of an insulated tool can be judged partly on the manufacturer. If buying from an established manufacture, you’ll be a lot more confident in receiving exactly what you were promised.
At Birkdale, we stock an extensive range of superior insulated tools. Our SITEMATE brand offers specialist fencing tools that are designed by contractors for contractors. With over 30 years of experience in the fencing trade, we understand the challenges you face, and it’s our mission to make fencing easier for everyone.