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.

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.

Keep Job Sites Safe with Hard Hat Tethers and Lanyard Systems

Hammerhead Industries introduces its  line of hard hat tethers and lanyard systems.

Hammerhead Industries introduces its line of hard hat tethers and lanyard systems.

Dropped from aloft, a hard hat is a 1-pound unguided missile that endangers the entire work site. It’s an accident that can be virtually eliminated with Hammerhead Industries’ line of hard hat tethers and lanyard systems.

In the unfortunate event of a fall, a fall-arrest harness protects the worker, but as his hard hat continues its descent, a fall-arrest harness won’t protect the worksite. Designed for use with all fall-protection harness systems, the RT5-5601 and RT5-5602 Hard Hat Retractable Tethering Systems are weight-tested to safely secure all commonly used industrial hard hats. The main difference is how each attaches to the worker.

The RT5-5601 is easily attached with Velcro strap loops and cinches around the fall protection harness strap, ring or tri-bar while the RT5-5602 employs a threaded stud that securely attaches to a garment with structure such as coveralls or vest. The RT5-5601 and RTS-5602 use a sturdy, industrial-grade spectra/nylon line that extends up to 14 inches. For additional safety, they both feature a gentle 2.5-ounce retraction force that takes up any unused slack to avoid entanglement by keeping the lanyard close to the body.

When workers are ready to call it a day, Gear Keeper’s patented Quick Connect System allows the hard hat to be easily disconnected without completely removing the lanyard’s base. The third product in the Gear Keeper Hard Hat line is the cost-effective standard Hard Hat lanyard TL1-5001. The 20-inch loop mount uses a spring clip that attaches to a garment with structure, such as coveralls or vest.

Tool Lanyard Protects Tools, Property and Workers Below

Werner Co.'s 15-pound Tool Lanyard was designed to complement a complete fall protection system and improve safety and productivity in work environments.

Werner Co.’s 15-pound Tool Lanyard was designed to complement a complete fall protection system and improve safety and productivity in work environments.

Werner Co.‘s 15-pound Tool Lanyard was designed to complement a complete fall protection system and improve safety and productivity in work environments.

The lanyard is made up of a stretch cord surrounded by durable webbing that is 30 feet long when retracted and can extend up to 50 feet making job-related tasks easier. It includes a carabineer and drawstring connection points so the user can attach the lanyard to a work belt or harness.

Built for tough environments, this heavy-duty lanyard can hold a max-working load of 15 pounds, suitable for most handheld tools.

Lanyard Is Lighter than Traditional Lanyards

Werner Co.’s new family of DCell Lite lanyards

Werner Co.’s new family of DCell Lite lanyards

Werner Co.’s new family of DCell Lite lanyards provide the same benefits as a traditional DeCoil lanyard but they are smaller and 35 percent lighter. This deceleration device is designed for controlled tearing action to reduce fall-arrest force. The DCell Lite’s design features a visible spiral stitch to allow for easy inspection.

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

Visit GearKeeper.com.
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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One Lanyard Suits Workers of Different Weights

Honeywell has released its Hybrid Energy-Absorbing Lanyard.

Honeywell has released its Hybrid Energy-Absorbing Lanyard.

Honeywell has released its Hybrid Energy-Absorbing Lanyard, which eliminates the guesswork involved in choosing the appropriate lanyard for workers of different weights. The lanyard is Canadian Standards Association certified for Class E4 lanyards, which are designed for lighter workers (100 – 254 pounds), and Class E6 lanyards, which are for heavier workers (200 – 386 pounds). The Hybrid Energy-Absorbing Lanyard, which is available in a variety of styles, increases worker safety by eliminating the need to stock and choose between two types of lanyards.

Complete Fall-protection System in a Container

Compliance in a Can from Protecta

Compliance in a Can from Protecta

Compliance in a Can from Protecta is a complete fall-protection system available in a convenient container. The success of the original “can” spawned the creation of several variations with different anchorage devices. Each kit offers a complete set-up including an anchorage device, body support and connecting component for convenient compliance and safety on the job. This “ABC’s” approach to fall protection simplifies the buying decision and makes choosing the correct system simple, fast and safe. Our easy to use kits and anchorage devices provide the perfect solution and are legendary for their performance, value, quality and safety.

Model No. 2199803 includes:

  • Complete roofer’s fall protection system in one handy container
  • Reusable and extremely durable roof anchor with fasteners (model AJ730A)
  • Lightweight FIRST harness with pass-thru buckle legs and 5-point adjustment (model 1191995)
  • Compact rope adjuster with built-in 2-foot (0.6-meter) PRO shock-absorbing lanyard (model 1340005)
  • Durable and lightweight 5/8-inch-diameter (1.6-centimeter) 50-foot (15.2-meter) blended lifeline with snap hook (model 1204001)
  • Durable bucket with handle