Tethered tools

October 8, 2013
Tethered tools
PROTO has launched a new tethered tools system. The system, which works with the SkyHook technology, will help technicians and contractors working in the oil, gas, energy and construction industries comply with fall protection regulation, fulfill safety requirements, and work productively while at height, says the manufacturer. The new PROTO Tethered Tools system includes 11 types of lanyards, depending on need and use case. The system also includes eight sizes of tool collars and seven different looped heat shrinks for retrofitting existing tools. PROTO’s tether ready tools include 130 different sockets, 80 wrenches, 32 screwdrivers and hex keys, 22 striking and struck tools, and 27 pliers and specialty tools. All of these accessories work within the PROTO SkyHook system, or with traditional elastic lanyards. The system uses active attachments that are always engaged, even during transfer from hand to hand, person to person, or hand to holster. The operation is essentially hands free, and only requires a short lanyard to go from a user’s hand to wrist. If the tool is dropped, it only falls a short distance, decreasing hazard risk. The system is fast to use and easy to adapt, and the docks can easily be added onto standard tool belts, tool bags or work platforms.
www.protoindustrial.com.