Skarshaug Testing Laboratory (STL) has been in business 65 years, and employs well-trained, experienced test technicians. STL uses state-of-the-art test equipment from suppliers such as Hanco International and Phenix Technologies along with Skarshaug glove inflators and sleeve expanders for visual inspection.
All items returned to customers are cleaned, visually inspected, and electrically tested. Items failing test and inspection (rejects) are clearly marked and returned to customer, unless local disposal is authorized.
Every item is individually tracked at the laboratory. Gloves and sleeves are individually ID-labeled. Other tested items are given individual test numbers. Individual tracking allows us to:
- Identify ownership of items tested,
- Provide detailed itemized test reports,
- Maintain reliable test records.
All items are identified with the test date, the test voltage, and the name of our laboratory.
Replacement service on rejected items–even odd-hand gloves and sleeves–is available if authorized by the customer. Skarshaug Testing Laboratory stocks a very full inventory of most of the common items used, and can special order nearly any items currently manufactured by the leading names in the industry.
Skarshaug Testing Laboratory has it’s own hot-stick & hoist repair and test shop to perform in-house repair, refinishing, and certification of hot-sticks and hoists from most of the leading manufacturers, including A.B. Chance, Hastings, Hook, Little Mule, and Salisbury. Assembly, testing, and repair of protective and insulated jumpers and personal protective grounds is also available.
Have questions or specific testing needs? Call us and ask for Matt Skarshaug (email: email@example.com).
The safety requirements for electrical protective equipment are described in OSHA1910.137. The test intervals of each type of equipment are outlined in Table I-5 of this OSHA article. Here is an overview of these requirements, by equipment type.
** “Note 1: If the insulating equipment has been electrically tested but not issued for service, the insulating equipment may not be placed into service unless it has been electrically tested within the previous 12 months.”
Send or drop-off equipment for testing to our building, located at:
Skarshaug Testing Laboratory
Attn: Equipment for Testing
505 South Bell
Ames, IA 50014
Please also include the following information with your equipment:
- Return information:
- Shipping Address
- Ship-Back Method — Pick-up, Ship Third-Party
- Billing information:
- Name & Address
- Payment method
- Purchase Order # (if applicable, we can include with paperwork and billing)
- Any special instructions
- Link: Template Packing List / Drop-off Form (not required)
The following is some basic information that might answer some initial questions you have.