Any worksite that involves a low voltage electrical system needs a low voltage rescue kit on site. This kit should be probably stocked with high-quality equipment, and there should be an adequate number of people on site trained in its use under emergency circumstances.
Here are the 11 items that should be a part of any low voltage rescue kit. The team at NECA can help you pull together everything, and we only stock the highest quality, proven equipment.
Protective Clothing

In this case, protective clothing includes insulated gloves, safety shoes, and a helmet with a face shield. The gloves should be insulated with a high dielectric strength material to protect against electrical shock. The safety shoes should be made of non-conductive materials to avoid the risk of electric shock. The helmet with a face shield will protect the head and face from any electrical arc flashes or debris that may fly off.
Voltage Detector

As the name implies, a voltage detector is used to determine if an electrical current is present. This is important because it helps identify whether or not it is safe to touch or work on an electrical circuit, and in low voltage electrical systems this is not always immediately apparent.
Insulating Mat

An insulating mat is a protective device that is placed on the ground or floor to insulate against electrical shock. To be properly functional, the mat should be made of a high dielectric strength material. Speak to the team at NECA to find a mat that is fit for purpose.
Insulated Tools

Insulated tools are specially designed to provide an added layer of protection against electric shock. Typically, a kit will include screwdrivers, pliers, and wire cutters. Note that given the high intensity environments in which these tools will need to be used, it is important to regularly inspect them for defects.
First Aid Kit

It goes without saying, but a first aid kit on site is always essential. In this case, the first aid kit should contain supplies such as bandages, gauze, antiseptic, and pain relievers. It is important to know how to use the first aid kit and to keep it readily accessible.
Emergency Eye Wash

The eyes are some of the most vulnerable parts of the human body. In an electrical accident, an eye wash station can be used to rinse out the eyes if they come into contact with electrical currents or debris. It is important that everyone on site knows where the eye wash station is, and it is easily accessible from anywhere on site.
Fire Extinguisher

Electrical fires can be especially dangerous, and it is important to have a fire extinguisher on hand. In addition, the fire extinguisher should be rated for electrical fires, and it should be readily accessible in case of an emergency. This too is a piece of equipment that should be regularly checked for damage.
Rescue Hook

In the event of an emergency, it might not always be possible to reach an effected person physically. This is where the rescue hook comes in. It is a long pole with a hook at the end that can be used to pull a person away from an electrical hazard without exposing the rescuer to the same hazard.
Safety Harness

A safety harness is used to secure a victim during a rescue operation. It is designed to prevent the victim from falling or slipping during the rescue operation, if they’re unconscious or otherwise incapacitated. Because it needs to bear a human’s weight, the safety harness should be made of high-strength materials and should be inspected regularly to ensure that it is in good condition.

Finally, a ladder can be enormously useful in being able to reach a victim if something goes wrong. It’s important that this latter isn’t made of metal (as many are), so it doesn’t conduct electricity and become a risk itself.


NECA is your leading supplier of all these tools and pieces of critical safety equipment. Contact the team today to keep your low voltage rescue kit up to date!