1500v DC Tester for Trams and Rail

The 1000m² Hivotech workshop was especially designed for the set-up of testing and supply. Hivotech's 1500v DC Tester has been specially designed and built to suit the demands for testing of tram and railway power lines to “Prove Dead”. It is built to suit extension sticks for extra height. It has a digital readout of voltage and has a built in self-test available with LCD light display for safety check.


High Voltage Safety Equipment

Hivotech can supply a wide range of High Voltage and live line products as required.

  • Insulator Removal Tool
  • Insulator Extension
  • Earth Sets
  • Earth Leads
  • Jumper Cables
  • Universal Sticks
  • 20" Lift Sticks
  • Insulated Pole Cover

Insulators and Clamps

Insulating Blankets

We supply a wide range of insulating blankets from mats for switchboards & main switching to live line blankets for live line work on live conductors. Switchboard matting is placed permanently in front of switchgear, motor control centres and other high voltage areas to provide personal protection for workers.

Insulating Line Hoses

Line hoses are designed to cover live line conductors at pole top for insulation up to 40,000 volts. Couplers to suit are available for line hoses to be joined.

Pole Covers

Pole covers are installed before setting new poles to guard again accidental contact with live lines. Rated up to 40,000 volts.

Hard Covers

Hard covers are lightweight & built for long spans on live line when weight is a consideration. Rated up to 40,000 volts.


Available in ranges from 240 to 500,000 volts.

Fibreglass Sticks

Available in various size lengths and fittings to suit.

Protective Wear

Protective Wear

Low Voltage Gloves

Supply & testing of low voltage gloves is a major part of our business. Low voltage gloves range from 500 to 1000v, sizes from 8 to 12 with special sizes made to order. Inner & outer protectors are also available.

High Voltage Gloves

Live Line gloves are made from the highest quality rubber. Two colour construction aids in detection of cuts, abrasions & other damage. Available lengths from 14 to 18 inch. Voltage range of 1000 to 40,000 volts. Sizes range from 8 to 12. Leather protector gloves should always be worn over rubber insulated gloves to provide the needed mechanical protection against cuts, abrasions and punctures. Full range and sizes available.


Rubber insulating sleeves extend coverage of the arm from the cuff of rubber insulating gloves to the shoulder, fully protecting these areas from accidental contact with live conductors & equipment.

Sleeves are available from 1,000 to 40,000 volts, in straight, curved and extra curved. Lengths range from 22 to 30 inches. Harness and button are needed to suit different brands of sleeves available.