When a employee working aloft accidentally drops a trowel a serious work site incident can be set in motion. If the trowel is dropped from just 30 feet, it will hit the ground in less than 2 seconds. Aside from the inconvenience, and lost down time spent retrieving the dropped tool, there is a significant danger of injury and damage to everyone and everything below.
Retractable personal tool tethers offer exceptional benefits of safety, productivity and comfort for workers. When the trowel is stored, held or used with the Gear Keeper model RT3-5602 retractable tool tether, the dangers of entanglement, fatigue and annoyance are minimized and worker satisfaction and output are maximized.
The retractable unit features a locking device that permits a fixed extension to any length up to 42 inches. In addition, the tether’s carabiner can be attached to worker’s belt hook, D-ring or a stationary object. A patented quick-release feature allows the easy change out of tools with minimal waste of time.
The “fixed loop” attachment feature of the RT3-5602 also permits tethering of trowels that have no other attachment point. The worker would just slip knot the “fixed loop” over the handle.
Fulfilling the safety engineer’s goal in correct tethering procedures for tools up to two pounds, Gear Keeper retractable tethers are designed so that the tool, application and recoil/retraction force are in balance. When a Gear Keeper retractable tether is extended for use, only minimal force is necessary thereby avoiding worker fatigue or in the reverse, causes a ”kick” when the tool is automatically retracted.
The new Gear Keeper tether is high visibility orange in color and features a tag that shows the weight of the tool appropriate for the tether as well as traceability info such has date manufactured. The Gear Keeper model RT3-5602 has a MSRP of $34.99.
Built for heavy-duty industrial use with maximum breakage strength and durability, Gear Keeper retractable tethers are even designed to survive extended salt water and chlorine exposure. They are virtually jam-free with a patented flushing system that self clears sand and other debris from the retractor mechanism.
A free, four-page tool tether brochure containing the tethering guide and related information is available by calling Hammerhead Industries’ Customer Service at 888.588.9981. The two-page TOOL TETHER GUIDE is also available for download at: http://www.gearkeeper.com/tooltethers/index.html airmaxauslauf airmaxauslauf