The objective of personal tool tethering for at-height work is to secure tools, so as to prevent injury and damage to people and equipment below. It’s equally important to ensure this tether be ergonomically designed to maximize worker safety, productivity, and convenience.
The new, ergonomic Gear Keeper model #TL1-3014 tether (for tools up to 15 lbs) employs a very low stretch force, which doesn’t cause fatigue at full extension, and provides 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 offers a gentle, low resistance, 61% stretch that minimizes a worker’s fatigue and maximizes his reach. This is achieved via the elastic material, which is sewn directly into the webbing during the manufacturing process.
Model #TL1-3014 tool tether also has the shortest retracted length (33″) and longest extension (53″) of competitive tethers. This addresses a significant safety issue, helping to avoid entanglement issues when climbing or working in close quarters. Additionally, the Gear Keeper tool tethers protect against “drop shock,” as they come 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. The tight weave means less chance of wearing or 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 (TL1-3024).
Hammerhead Industries Inc.
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