Tool List & Protection

March 2, 2020

By agreement, the Electrical Contractors Association of Ontario and the IBEW created a reasonable tool list and protection for your tools.

  • Employer and Employees know exactly what each is responsible for and why.
  • Your tools are protected and it’s spelled out.
  • It’s one more piece towards developing basic expectations and uniformity amongst employees.


1204 Tool Protection

The Company shall supply a suitable locked storage for the Employee’s tools and equipment on the job. The Employee shall exercise the same responsibility for the Company’s tools as he/she does for his/her own.

Should an Employee’s tools as listed herein be stolen as a result of forcible entry or destroyed by fire or lost or damaged in transportation by the Company, the Company shall replace the Employee’s tools with tools of similar quality.


1200 Tool List (Commercial)

All Journeyperson Electricians are required to have the following tools:

  • 1 Centre punch
  • 1 6” Cold Chisel
  • 1 Half-round File
  • 1 Ball Peen Hammer
  • 1 Adjustable Hacksaw Frame
  • 1 Knife
  • 1 Medium Level
  • 5 Pairs of Pliers – 8” Sidecutters, Diagonal,
  • Longnose and 2 pairs of Channelock™
  • 6 Screwdrivers, Robertson and Standard Types
  • 1 6” Square or Combination Square
  • 1 Steel Tape, 10 or 12-foot
  • 1 Small Tap Wrench
  • 1 Tool Box
  • 1 Tool Pouch and belt for hand tools
  • 1 600-Volt Tester (CSA approved)


1203 Contractor Supplies

The Contractor shall furnish all other necessary tools or equipment and replace all bits, taps and hacksaw blades broken on the job.