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There’s a strong need for a professionally-designed tethered tool system for your customers. Picture this – a technician performing utility system repairs from a boom
lift 40 feet in the air reaches for a tool from his pouch when it
slips from his or her hand and falls to the ground. Anything,
or more importantly anyone, in the drop zone is in danger of
being struck by that falling tool.
There’s no doubt that falling objects are a real danger on work
sites. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), being struck by a falling object is the third leading
cause of workplace fatalities (transportation accidents and
homicides are the top two causes of workplace deaths). And
dropped objects are probably more common than you think.
Nationwide, there were more than 138,000 recorded incidents in
2011. That figure equals 384 dropped objects every day; and that’s
just the number recorded.
Fortunately this scenario can be avoided
by specifying Snap-on Industrial Brands’
Tools at Height tethered tool system.
Engineered, tested, and certified to
improve safety and productivity for
technicians working at elevated levels,
Tools at Height use a retention system
that is designed in conjunction with the
tool so it doesn’t inhibit the technician’s
ability to complete the job. The most significant advantage is that our attachment points are engineered to
maintain or improve the functionality of the tool when tethered,
not added as an after-thought.
Engineered, Tested, and Certified to
Keep Your Customers Safe
Tethered tools are not a new concept. Although suppliers do
offer other types of tethering devices, the problem, typically, is
that they interfere with the work the tool is designed to perform.
Some limit the full use of the tool, are difficult to handle, or are
viewed as an obstruction to productivity. A tool can be tethered,
but if a technician refuses to use the device because it’s too
cumbersome, then the design fails and the objective of a safer
working environment is not achieved.
What makes Snap-on Industrial Brands’ Tools at Height system
unique is that our tethering devices do not interfere with the
normal function of the tool. Our tools and tethering systems are
engineered in conjunction with the tool, and not merely retro-fitted as a stop-gap. All system components are tested to perform
safely, based on the weight of the tools and the application. And
they are certified to perform as advertised.
With more than 1,000 tethered tools and equipment items,
there is a difference when it comes to tethered tools. Do your
customers right by specifying the original innovator in tethered
tools – Snap-on Industrial Brands’ Tools at Height.
For more information on Tools at Height, visit Snap-on Industrial Brands at the STAFDA Convention in booth No. 705/707;
contact John Martell, product manager, Snap-on Industrial, at
262-656-5337 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.