The Equi-Mat® Personal Protective Ground Grid provides an easy way to help establish an equipotential zone for a lineworker to stand on during various energized and deenergized work practices. Properly applied, it accomplishes compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 1910.269:
"Equipotential Zone. Temporary protective grounds SHALL be placed at such locations and arranged in such a manner as to prevent each employee from being exposed to hazardous differences in electrical potential."
The Equi-Mat® Personal Protective Ground Grid easily can be taken anywhere needed, is simple to use, maintain and store. It consists of a high-ampacity tinned-copper-braid cable sewn in a grid pattern onto a vinyl/polyester fabric. Cable terminals permit connecting the mat's grid in series with an electrical ground and the subject system component or vehicle. Simply rinsing with water comprises all the care the mat requires. The mat may be folded and stored in a tool bag to help keep it clean and protected. Complete instructions are included with each unit.
Basic Equi-Mat® Personal Protective Ground Grid Each Basic Unit includes a Long Ball Stud and illustrated instructions.
|Single 1/4" Perimeter Braid|
|PSC6003080* (Bucket)||24" x 24"||5 lb. / 2.3 kg.|
|C6002850||58" x 58"||8 lb. / 3.6 kg.|
|C6002851||58" x 120"||13 lb. / 5.9 kg.|
|C6002852||120" x 120"||20 lb. / 9.1 kg.|
Each Pre-Packaged Kit includes Ground Grid (size below with Long Ball Stud and illustrated instructions) plus Ground Set T6002841 and Storage Bag C4170147.
|Kit Catalog No.||Equi-Mat® Personal Protective Ground Grid Size||Weight per Kit|
|C6002989||58" x 58"||19 lb. /
|C6002990||58" x 120"||27 lb. /
|C6002991||120" x 120"||30 lb. /
Complies with OSHA 1910.269 for protecting workers operating and maintaining padmounted transformers and switchgear. The proper use of Equi-Mat Personal Protective Ground Grid in these applications creates an equipotential zone just as a cluster bar (chain binder) does in overhead grounding practices.
Use only 24" x 24" Catalog No. PSC6003080.
It also helps provide compliance with OSHA 1910.269 for protecting workers around mechanical equipment which could become energized, such as utility vehicles and portable generators. For proper application, Equi-Mat Personal Protective Ground Grids are attached to the vehicle (for example) at locations where workers could contact the vehicle. This extends the area of equipotential around the vehicle.
Equi-Mat Personal Protective Ground Grid can help eliminate step and touch potential. Connect it to the handle of an overhead switch and stand on it when opening or closing the switch.
Similar uses for installing, maintaining or operating regulators, reclosers, capacitor banks.
If station ground mat integrity is questionable, apply the Equi-Mat Personal Protective Ground Grid.
Cascading (or joining together) two or more mats is easy with the connecting tab and hardware furnished with each mat. So connected in series, the conductive grids become one. When ever a larger area is needed, simply place lug connector tabs of two adjacent mats on the supplied bolt or threaded shank of a ball stud and secure with supplied washer and nut.