Load Insulator from Insulatus is being promoted in the USA in connection with the 13 NCAC 07F.0900 law that goes into effect in North Carolina on October 1.
The law requires that when working within 10 feet of an energized power line, there must be an insulated link fitted between the load and the lifting line, said Hugh Pratt, Insulatus CEO.
The Load Insulator allows crane users to operate loads safely under this new law. It is a self-testing safety device that protects ground personnel in contact with the load from death or injury due to a crane making contact with an energized power line.
"The Load Insulator... has been approved by UL, which is a nationally recognized testing laboratory, and therefore fully complies with the new law," said Pratt.