Emergency stop foot switches are a safety device used in industrial settings. They are operated by the worker's foot, which makes them quick and simple to use. These switches are designed to prevent injury to personnel, by breaking a circuit to stop the machinery they are using from functioning.
Emergency stop foot switches are used when a worker needs to urgently kill the power to a piece of machinery or equipment. They use their foot to press the switch, and this breaks the circuit, cutting the flow of current to the equipment. The foot switches often have a protective housing to prevent them from being accidentally pressed.
Emergency stop foot switches may differ by the number of pedals they have, as well as the material that the pedal and its housing are made from. Not all emergency stop foot switches have a housing.