Protective Equipment Laboratory

Electrical Protective Rubber Goods Testing

In 2010, Groves Construction – then Electric Technologies, Inc. – made a decision to expand our services by opening a new in-house Personal Electrical Safety Equipment Laboratory. We are an accredited North American Independent Laboratory for Protective Equipment Testing (NAIL for PET).

The North American Independent Laboratory for Protective Equipment Testing (NAIL for PET) is the only accreditation program for electrical protective equipment test labs in the United States and Canada. Our Protective Equipment Laboratory completes and maintains rigorous standards demanded from their peers at NAIL for PET to insure the safety of your workers and the viability of your good standing with OSHA requirements.

Our Protective Equipment Lab includes the following tests:

  • Insulating Gloves – ASTM D120, F496
  • Insulating Sleeves – ASTM D1051, F496
  • Insulating Blankets – ASTM D1048, F479
  • Insulating Line Hoses – ASTM D1050, F478
  • Insulating Covers – ASTM D1049, F478
  • Hot Sticks and Live Line Tools – ASTM F711, IEEE 978
  • Insulating Bypass Jumper – ASTM F2321
  • Insulated Aerial Devices – ANSI 192.2
  • In-Service Testing For Temporary Grounding Jumpers – ASTM F2249
  • Insulating Bucket Liners – ANSI A92.2

ETM can also provide optional “hand cleaning services” for Blankets, Line Hoses, and Sleeves.