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What are Dielectric Boots?

Dielectric boots are electrically insulating safety boots that are used where there is a risk of electric shock from high voltages. They provide protection because their insulating properties stop electric current from being grounded. High voltage electric current can stop the heart or produce fatal burns. 

Dielectric boots are used for working on live power or in the area of live power as current can jump large distances, especially in wet or damp conditions. There have also been fatalities caused by digging in locations where power cables are buried underground and the cable has been inadvertently cut by a drill, shovel, or with a mole.

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