BS EN 62193:2003 – Live working — Telescopic sticks and telescopic measuring sticks

BS EN 62193-2003

1 Scope
This International Standard covers telescopic sticks and telescopic measuring sticks to be used for live working on a.c. or d.c. electrical installations at 1 000 V and above for a.c. and 1 500 V and above for d.c.
The telescopic sticks are designed to accept attachments that meet appropriate live working standards and, together with these attachments, may be used to perform mechanical work on live parts at a distance. Telescopic sticks are also designed to accept diagnostic devices that meet appropriate live working standards and are used to make the diagnostic devices reach parts of an installation to be tested. Telescopic measuring sticks, or telescopic sticks equipped with graduations, are used to measure distances to or between live parts.
NOTE Under certain circumstances, the telescopic sticks covered by this standard can be used for installing portable earthing or earthing and short-circuiting equipment if the mechanical stresses during use are lower than the rated values.
The tools (telescopic sticks and telescopic measuring sticks) covered by this standard are for use under dry conditions but could also be used under very humid conditions, using appropriate working procedures.
Telescopic hook sticks are not covered by this standard. Telescopic bonding sticks and any other speciality telescopic sticks designed at the request of users are not covered by thisstandard.
2 Normative references
The following referenced documents are indispensable for the application of this document.
For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies.
IEC 60060-1 :1 989, High-voltage test techniques – Part 1: General definitions and test requirements
IEC 60068-1 :1 988, Environmental testing – Part 1: General and guidance
IEC 60068-2-1 8:2000, Environmental testing – Part 2-18: Tests – Test R and guidance: Water IEC 6041 7-DB:2002 1 , Graphical symbols for use on equipment
IEC 60832:1 988, Insulating poles (insulating sticks) and universal tool attachments (fittings)
for live working
IEC 60855:1 985, Insulating foam-filled tubes and solid rods for live working
BS EN 62193:2003 – Live working — Telescopic sticks and telescopic measuring sticks

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