Live working tools
Published on February 4, 2018
The conditions for a live work tool to be used by an operator are
- The tool must be recognized as falling under the live work regulation. To do this, there is a definition to specify the conditions to meet http://www.comite-tst.com/documents. SERECT is the only organization authorized to validate whether or not a tool falls under the live work regulation. This analysis is based on a methodology validated by the live working Committee and used by the SERECT experts.
- The tool that falls under the regulation must be certified by the manufacturer on the basis of a standard or technical specification specifying the requirements to be met. This certification is the responsibility of the manufacturer who is responsible for placing the tool on the market. In addition, the manufacturer is required to comply with the general regulations including the provision of a manual for use and maintenance.
- The tool must have a Technical Data Sheet approved by the Live Working Committee.
- The tool must have been tested under real conditions by SERECT, the only organization approved to perform this type of mission. This experiment is not always necessary, especially in the case of most LV hand tools where a simple self-certification of the manufacturer is sufficient (and provided that the Technical Data Sheet already exists).
- The tool must have been qualified by the company for the purchase and supply that in some cases results from an authorization to use by the same employer.