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1.1 This specification covers the testing of insulated and insulating hand tools used for working on, or in close proximity to, energized electrical apparatus or conductors operating at maximum voltage of 1000 V ac or 1500 V dc.
1.2 The use and maintenance of these tools are beyond the scope of this specification.
1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The inch-pound units given in parentheses are for information only.
1.4 The following precautionary caveat pertains to the test method portion only, Section 7, of this specification: This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
1.5 This specification does not purport to address all of the safety problems associated with the use of tools on, or in close proximity to, energized electrical apparatus.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D149 Test Method for Dielectric Breakdown Voltage and Dielectric Strength of Solid Electrical Insulating Materials at Commercial Power Frequencies
D618 Practice for Conditioning Plastics for Testing
D5025 Specification for Laboratory Burner Used for Small-Scale Burning Tests on Plastic Materials
D5207 Practice for Confirmation of 20-mm (50-W) and 125-mm (500-W) Test Flames for Small-Scale Burning Tests on Plastic Materials
ASME/ANSI StandardsASME B107 Series of Standards for Hand Tools and Accessories ASME B18.3-2002 Socket Cap, Shoulder, Set Screws, Hex and Spline Keys
IEC StandardIEC 60900:2012 (Ed. 3) Live Working Hand tools for use up to 1000 V ac and 1500 V dc IEC 61318:2007 (Ed. 3) Live Working Conformity assessment applicable to tools, devices and equipment
ISO StandardsISO 1174-1:1996 Assembly tools for screws and nutsDriving SquaresPart 1: Driving squares for hand socket tools ISO 5744:2004 Pliers and nippersMethods of test
ICS Number Code 13.260 (Protection against electric shock. Live working); 25.140.01 (Hand-held tools in general)
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ASTM F1505-07, Standard Specification for Insulated and Insulating Hand Tools, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2007, www.astm.orgBack to Top