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Polywater® Type S-1™ Wipes help meet the daily requirement to inspect and clean hot sticks prior to each use. The wipes safely remove contaminants that contribute to tracking hazards, and then leave hot sticks with a protective silicone coating. Polywater Type S-1 is also effective at cleaning and coating telescoping sticks and fiberglass rodders so they glide into conduits without sticking.
Existing regulations mandate that “each live-line tool shall be wiped clean and visually
inspected for defects before use each day,” noting that a hot stick can become electrically unsafe because of a combination of wetting, surface contamination, and a loss of surface gloss. The best defense against accidents is a clean, glossy stick that causes water to bead up.
IEEE Maintenance Standard #978
States that the best way to clean a stick is to use isopropyl alcohol followed by a silicone wiping cloth. The S-1 cleverly combines both alcohol and silicone in a one-step process.
bracing arms, cutters, and jumper holders.