Squeegee, an assistive device for circuit breakers

Wheelchair users can use a squeegee to reset circuit breakers.

User resets circuit breakers high up on the wall using a squeegee
User resets circuit breakers high up on the wall using a squeegee

Description
A squeegee makes a good tool for resetting circuit breakers that have tripped. It can also be used for purposes such as removing books from a shelf.

Users comments
The squeegee works very well for resetting circuit breakers that work like rocker switches. However, it is not particularly suitable for retrieving books. It is all too easy to knock down unwanted items. Susanne plans to attach a hook to the other end in order to retrieve books.

Purchased from
Department store

Paid for by
The user

Whose idea
Susanne Berg

This tip is from 2005

Circuit breakers and squeegee (close-up)
Circuit breakers and squeegee (close-up)

Tipsare: Susanne

Susanne lives in an apartment. She studies as well as working full time as a free-lance journalist. She was injured in 1982 and has a high spinal cord injury (C5). Through hand surgery her grip function in her left hand improved. She has personal assistance.