Originally posted by: phow
. . . I think we had one pair somewhere for an emergency, but was never used & how do you test them? . . .
I agree. There should be no need to use them on an industrial site, except as a last resort, following a risk assessment.
Things are slightly different in the Electricity Supply Industry, where they are worn as a matter of course during some works, but we are trained to work live, and have a suite of live working procedures. We use bi-colour gloves - my LV ones have a yellow outer and a red inner. They are sent away annually for retest, and I carry out an "inflation test" before and after each use, looking for traces of red rubber showing through the red, and listening at the fingers for pin holes. They are then stored in a light-proof box