Black flexible rubber sheeting.
Fine ribbed anti-slip surface.
Oil and acid resistant.
Fully certified electrical matting with necessary markings and coding’s.
IEC 61111 Class 0 exceeds the requirements of BS921 on electrical resistivity, plus it is technically superior to BS921 as it exhibits extra qualities and characteristics which are specifically tested.
What is IEC 61111?
IEC 61111 is a international standard set by the The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and is applicable to electrical insulating matting made of elastomer for use as a floor covering for the electrical protection of workers on electrical installations. It is called IEC 61111:2009 and the full standard can be purchased from the IEC webstore at https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/4520.
Why use IEC 61111 certified electrical matting?
- Common standard giving confidence that it has been trial, tested and proven
- Safer working conditions for those working with live power
Electrical Matting Background
Electrical insulating matting and sheeting is used in many commercial, industrial and marine environments to offer secondary electrical protection for people working on or near electrical equipment.
The product standard BS921:1976 Rubber mats for electrical purposes, has been used over the last forty years by companies to provide this protection for their employee’s when they may be exposed to electrical hazards. Over the last twenty years there has been a harmonization of European safety product standards under CENELEC, which has been drafted by technical committee’s made up from European member states including the United Kingdom. In 1992 IEC produced the first international standard for electrical insulated matting IEC61111:1992 which the UK implemented as a national standard.
In 2006 this was revised by CENELEC.
In 2009 the standard was revised to its current version including in its forward that all conflicting national standards were to be withdrawn by the 1st June 2012, this includes BS921 – Rubber Mats for Electrical Purposes as it is a conflicting standard to IEC61111;2009 is the United Kingdoms current national standard for electrical insulating matting.