EPZ GROUNDING GRATES

Protecting Crews from Hazardous Potential

When working in the Energy Industry, safety is of the utmost importance. Contractors are required to use several methods to protect their crews on the ground from hazardous electrical potential. This is where EPZ Grounding Grates from YAK MAT are necessary. EPZ Grounding Grates create an adequately bonded and grounded equipotential zone, that protects crews from hazardous step-potential and Grade 5 fault currents.

Equipotential Grounding Grates for Bonded Work Zones

The EPZ Grounding Grate is a one-piece galvanized steel grate, positioned on the ground then bonded together with 4/o copper cables and 2-hole lug connectors, creating an equipotential zone for puller/tensioner sites, and portable substations. The additional lug areas on EPZ Grounding Grates are for securing grounding cables between stringing equipment and grates. 

How Safe is Your Grounding Solution?

Download this simple checklist to determine if your current EPZ solution provides adequate equipotential work zone protection.

Benefits of EPZ Grounding Grates:

  • Re-usable steel grates and cables.
  • Lower Labor Cost – quick and easy to bolt together. Allows
    for easy assembly and removal.
  • New one piece EPZ Steel Galvanized Grates are built to last
    keeping work zones safe.

EPZ GROUNDING GRATES SPECIFICATIONS

  • 8’x14′ All Steel Galvanized Grate
  • 2 hole lug connectors
  • 4/0 wire cable connectors
  • Grounding rods and grounding connectors
  • Made in USA (Patent Pending)

What is an Equipotential Zone?

An equipotential zone is a work zone in which the worker is protected from electric shock from differences in electric potential between objects in the work area. These differences in potential can be caused by induced voltage, line reenergization, or lightning. The worker in an equipotential zone is protected from electric shock because there is a near identical state of electrical potential between any two points on the body.

Source: OSHA.GOV

YAK MAT Helps Keep Customers Safe

Our more than 40 years of experience in access products and other job site solutions gives us the edge in the industry unlike any other. Our excellent track record for safety, gives our customers the assurance that our products are of top-quality safety standards. To learn more about EPZ Grounding Grates, any of our other access mat products, or to place your order, contact us today.

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