Two of the top ten most cited OSHA violations are related to the control of hazardous energy and the use of electrical work practices. In the United States alone, we have an average of 150 fatalities per year due to “exposure to electricity” and more than 50,000 are injured for disregarding Lockout/Tagout protocols resulting in electrocution and arc flash.
Our Safe-Test Point device provides a safer and more productive method of performing Lockout/Tagout (LOTO). When used in conjunction with an adequately rated portable test device, it is an acceptable method for verifying absense of voltage testing per Article 120.5, step 7, NPFA 70E, 2018.
The Safe-Test Point device is a Permanent Electrical Safety Device (PESD) that allows qualified workers a safer and more productive way to perform the Absence of Voltage Test (AVT) from outside the electrical cabinet. These devices can be mounted directly on any enclosure with the option to test either the line side, load side, or both.
This high impedance protected device allows for a closed-door absence of voltage test. It contains four test point jacks that are hardwired directly to energy sources and allows measurement of AC/DC voltages by inserting the insulated meter probes into any two test point jacks to take a voltage reading either phase to phase or phase to ground.
The Safe-Test Point PESD is recommended for any location that requires mechanical or electrical Lockout/Tagout. It is a permanently mounted device that can be mounted directly onto any enclosure, door or flange. It can be used to test load-side, line-side voltage, or both. Below are some common applications:
It can also be combined with our Voltage Indicator to provide visual or redundant verification of voltage for mechanical Lockout/Tagout.