Wrist Lanyard Systems Increase Productivity

The wrist lanyard systems can safely handle tools up to 5 pounds.

The wrist lanyard systems can safely handle tools up to 5 pounds.

Gear Keeper’s two wrist lanyard systems can safely handle tools up to 5 pounds. Productivity is increased by the company’s patented Quick Connect tool attachment connecting devices that permit connection/disconnection of tools. Users can change out and use many tools with one lanyard by fitting additional male connectors to all tools being used and merely unclick one tool and attach another.  

The wrist lanyards are valuable when the task involves climbing or working at heights or when a short drop distance is required. Unlike standard wrist lanyards, the Gear Keeper tethering systems insures at-heights safety. 

The two Gear Keeper wrist lanyard systems are models TL1-2007 and TL1-2008 Retractable Wrist Lanyards. Both models offer nylon webbing Velcro wrist attachment straps. They are available in safety orange with serial numbers to satisfy traceability standards. Both models also offer additional lanyard attachments for multiple tool use. 

The TL1-2007 Deluxe Wrist Lanyard has a side release disconnect barrel lock offering 10-inch extended length. The wrist lanyard comes complete with model #ACO-0206, Barrel Lock Nylon lanyard connector. The TL1-2008 Deluxe Wrist Lanyard, which also has a 10-inch extended length comes with the model #ACO-0207 Stainless Steel Snap Lanyard connector. 

For more information about Gear Keeper Retractable and Non-Retractable Wrist Lanyard Systems or any of the companyʼs other tethering products call (888) 588-9981 or visit the website.  

Lanyard Protects Workers, Prevents Falling Hard Hat

The hard hat lanyard attaches to fall-protection harness systems or clothing.

The hard hat lanyard attaches to fall-protection harness systems or clothing.

Working at ground level, your hard hat protects you from an object falling from above. But when someone is working aloft, a falling hard hat becomes a missile that endangers the entire worksite. 

A fall-arrest harness will protect an at-heights dislodged worker, but the fall-arrest harness won’t protect the work site because the worker’s hard hat will continue its descent creating a hazardous condition below. Designed for use with all fall-protection harness systems, the Gear Keeper TL1-5001 Standard Hard Hat Lanyard is an option that completes this safety link. 

The TL1-5001 has a 20-inch loop-mounted retention strap employing a spring clip that is designed to attach to fall-protection harness systems or clothing of the proper structure such as coveralls or a vest. It is weight tested to retain commonly used industrial hard hats. 

For quantity discounts, to find a dealer near you or for more information about the Gear Keeper TL1-5001 Standard Hard Hat Lanyard contact customer service, Hammerhead Industries Inc., 1501 Goodyear Avenue, Ste. C, Ventura, Calif. 93003 or call (888) 588-9981.

Gear Keeper Offers Tool Tethering Solutions

Literature from Gear Keeper offers convenient tethering solutions that will safely secure an “untetherable” tool while still retaining the benefit of extending and retracting the tool as needed. Within the company’s free 16-page Safety Engineer’s Guide to Tool Tethering is a multi-page section, “How to attach lanyards to tools that don’t have attachment points,” which contains more than 50 demonstration photos. The section covers tethering commonly used tools, such as hammers and other tools that lack the necessary geometry or don’t have built-in attachment points required for tethering. Workplace considerations, such as tethers designed to anchor a heavy tool to a structure, and common workplace objects, such as hard hats, cell phones and more, are covered in the guide.  

General-purpose Retractors Safely Secure Small Tools

The line of Gear Keeper General Purpose Retractors is a simple and convenient tethering solution that will safely secure a small tool while still having the benefit of extending and retracting the item as needed.

The line of Gear Keeper General Purpose Retractors is a simple and convenient tethering solution that will safely secure a small tool while still having the benefit of extending and retracting the item as needed.

Even small tools dropped from above are serious safety hazards. When working at heights, some of the most commonly used tools (pen knives, small screwdrivers, scissors) are often improperly secured and need to be tethered. The line of Gear Keeper General Purpose Retractors is a simple and convenient tethering solution that will safely secure a small tool while still having the benefit of extending and retracting the item as needed. Just pull it out, use it and let it go. It will automatically and safely retract back to its secure mounting.

Offering a range of three retraction forces and four mounting options that solve virtually all small tool tethering needs, the Gear Keeper family of general purpose retracting systems are the perfect solution for safely securing lightweight objects. These General Purpose Retractors are industrial strength devices with an extremely durable Spectra/Nylon lanyard line and are available with a choice of retraction forces and mounting options.

Intended to match retraction force to the weight of the tool they are being used with, the model RT4-00XX series of General Purpose Retractors are offered in retraction forces of 3, 6 and 9 ounces and all come with Gear Keeper’s patented Quick Connect/Release system. The retractable devices provide lanyard extensions up to 36 inches for ample reach when extended and can be attached to the user by a choice of four mounting options. Each of the 3, 6 or 9 ounces retractors are available with either a snap mount, threaded stud mount, aluminum carabiner or Velcro strap mounting device.

Guide Addresses Tool Tethering

Hammerhead Industries, manufacturer of Gear Keeper tethers and retractable lanyards, has produced its 16-page “Safety Engineer’s Guide to Tool Tethering”.

Hammerhead Industries, manufacturer of Gear Keeper tethers and retractable lanyards, has produced its 16-page “Safety Engineer’s Guide to Tool Tethering”.

To help safety professionals choose tethers that increase site and personal safety without impeding employee productivity, Hammerhead Industries, manufacturer of Gear Keeper tethers and retractable lanyards, has produced its 16-page “Safety Engineer’s Guide to Tool Tethering”. The guide will help safety engineers find tethers that add convenience to the user and are specifically appropriate for the task and work environment. An illustrated “how to” reference shows how even seemingly untetherable tools can be safely tethered. More than 50 proprietary products, including many new additions, also are published in the guide. Obtain a free copy at GearKeeper.com/guide.

Ergonomically Designed Tether Secures Tools and Prevents Injuries

The objective of personal tool tethering is to secure tools to prevent injury and damage to people and equipment below. At the same time, however, it is equally important the tether be ergonomically designed to maximize worker safety, productivity and convenience.

The new ergonomic Gear Keeper, model no. TL1-3014 tether for tools up to 15 pounds, employs a very low stretch force so as not to cause fatigue at full extension while providing the proper degree of comfortable recoil.

The new ergonomic Gear Keeper employs a very low stretch force so as not to cause fatigue at full extension while providing the proper degree of comfortable recoil.

The new ergonomic Gear Keeper, model no. TL1-3014 tether for tools up to 15 pounds, employs a very low stretch force so as not to cause fatigue at full extension while providing the proper degree of comfortable recoil. Delivering more than three times the stretch of competitive bungee-type tubular tethers, the Gear Keeper TL1-3014 elastic provides a gentle, low-resistance 61 percent stretch that minimizes a worker’s fatigue while maximizing his or her reach. This is achieved by having the elastic material sewn directly into the webbing during the manufacturing process.

The Gear Keeper tool tether also has a short retracted length (33 inches) and long extension (53 inches). This is a significant safety issue that helps avoid entanglement issues when climbing or working in close quarters. Additionally, to protect against “drop shock”, Gear Keeper tool tethers are load-tested with a built-in safety margin beyond the breaking point.

The TL1-3014 specifications include a fixed loop tool attachment lanyard constructed with a Spectra core inside of a tightly woven nylon cord. Tight weave means less chance of wear and snagging during use and easier threading through the tool’s lanyard loop. The tool attachment cord is typically the failure point of other lanyards. The TL1-3014 comes standard with an aluminum carabiner or with an optional stainless-steel carabiner (model no. TL1-3024).

The Gear Keeper tool tether also has a short retracted length (33 inches) and long extension (53 inches).

The Gear Keeper tool tether has a short retracted length (33 inches) and long extension (53 inches).

Learn More

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Call (888) 588-9981.

This “Roofers’ Choice” was determined by the product that received the most reader inquiries from the March/April issue’s “Materials & Gadgets” section.

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Tether Tools Ergonomically

The ergonomic Gear Keeper, model no. TL1-3014.

The ergonomic Gear Keeper, model no. TL1-3014.


The objective of personal tool tethering is to secure tools to prevent injury and damage to people and equipment below. It is equally important the tether be ergonomically designed to maximize worker safety, productivity and convenience. The ergonomic Gear Keeper, model no. TL1-3014, tether for tools up to 15 pounds employs a low stretch force to avoid causing fatigue at full extension while providing the proper degree of comfortable recoil. With its 33-inch retracted length and 53-inch extension, the tether avoids entanglement when climbing or working in close quarters. Gear Keeper tool tethers are load tested with a built-in safety margin beyond the breaking point.

Plug Tools into Retractable Tethers

Gear Keeper’s line of option-rich retractable tethers

Gear Keeper’s line of option-rich retractable tethers

Gear Keeper’s line of option-rich retractable tethers come standard with patented Q/C fittings. When a tool (weighing up to 2 pounds) is unplugged from the tether, the user selects the next tool to use, plugs it in and returns to work. Designed for maximum productivity, the tethers keep tools close to the body when stored while still allowing complete accessibility when in use. For example, the “Multi-Mount” clamp-on tool retractor for web belts (up to 2.25 inches) is designed for tools up to 36 ounces. Each tether in the series comes complete with a two-axis, rotating clamp-on belt clip that offers complete range of motion for any job.