Brooks Utility Products has introduced a new test switch end barrier product. The new switch barrier kits will allow utilities to retrofit existing switches installed in the field with an easy-to-use snap-in design.

The pending ANSI C12.09 standard answers a growing safety concern of separating voltage switches when adjacent to current switch or to another voltage switch at a different potential. The new standard is expected to take effect in early 2013.

This January 2013 Brooks will also begin supplying test switches with the new end barriers being an integral part of each switch (where a cover is installed), to conform to this new ANSI safety standard.