Ergonomically constructed personal tool tethers maximize worker productivity, convenience, safety and compliance. For heavy tools up to 25 pounds, Gear Keeper’s ergonomic Anchored Tool Tether Series has been designed with a low-force polyurethane elastic core that has a 3:1 stretch factor (i.e. 3’ relaxed – 9’ extended). As a result, the new Gear Keeper polyurethane elastic core tethers have the shortest retracted length combined with the longest extension length offering significantly more stretch and retraction than competitive bungee-type core tethers, says the company.
The ability of Gear Keeper’s polyurethane elastic to retract to one-third of its extended length is a compelling safety advantage. The reduced length helps to avoid entanglement issues when climbing or working in close quarters. Additionally, to protect against dangerous “drop shock,” the new Gear Keeper heavy-tool tethers are load tested with a built-in safety margin beyond the breaking point.
Both of Gear Keeper’s new TL1-4021 and the TL1-4025 Anchored Tethers, with their polyurethane elastic cores, employ a very low stretch force. This minimizes arm fatigue at full extension, while still providing the proper degree of comfortable recoil. Gear Keepers says employees will appreciate the significant reduction in arm-stress the result will be higher employee compliance with your tethering program.
The model TL1-4021 ($46.99) specifications include 1” tether webbing and two stainless steel carabiners load rated above 500 kgs (1100 + lbs.) with gates that do not hang up from a side load. It has a retracted length of 41” and extended length of 118”. The model TL-4025 ($42.99) specifications also includes a 1” tether webbing but has one stainless steel carabiner and a fixed web tool attachment loop. It has a retracted length of 50” and and extended length of 118”. Both models are of an adequate length to attach to buckets.