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Drop and Fall Prevention to Keep You Safe on the Job

by Kayleigh DeMace November 01, 2018

You’ve got your harness and you’re ready to go, but there’s still a few more things you need. Harnesses have the wonderful flexibility and an array of attachments; your harness is just the beginning.

Your harness has a number of fall protection anchor points that you can use to best complement your line of work, but not all tools have tether points. This is where the 3M™ DBI-SALA® drop and fall protection products come into play.

 Always have your tools on hand with these drop prevention systems

When you’re working at heights, it’s important to take every precaution necessary to ensure that you have all the tools you need close by. Drops should not happen, but they often do. To protect those working below you from any harm, fall protection products are a necessary part of your work equipment.

The Hammer Holster Belt provides a place to hold your hammer while you aren’t using it. D rings on either side of the holster allow you to tether the hammer where its most convenient for you. If you’re working with smaller tools, the Slim Pull Away Wristband attaches at the wrist so you can quickly grab these tools (anything under 5 lbs.) when you need them. When you don’t need them, you can drop them while still keeping them close. This is compatible with a variety of lanyard tethers.

HAMMER HOLSTER BELT WITH HOOK2QUICK RING COIL TETHER WITH TAILHammer Holster Belt

The Hook2Hook Coil Tether is built with lightweight vinyl, featuring a coiled design so it’s ultra-compact.  Measuring just 5” when relaxed, it can be stretched to a maximum of 62” and can carry up to 5 lbs. Extra-thick PU coating prevents it from kinking and keeps the coil’s form.

The Hook2Loop Bungee Tether can be used for tools weighing in at less than 10 lbs., while the  Hook2Loop Medium Duty Bungee Tether can be used for tools weighing up to 35 lbs. The features of all these lanyards help to prevent tripping and add as little weight to your harness as possible.

Hook2Loop Medium Duty Bungee Tether

When on the job, communication is key to ensuring everything runs smoothly. The Adjustable Radio Holster is designed to fit nearly any portable radio so you can remain in contact with your crew. A mounting system enables easy attachment to either a harness or tool belt, and the holster can even hold your cellphone or a small camera in addition to the radio!

The D-Ring Attachment and Quick Wrap Tape work together to add a clipping point to your tools. Not all tools are designed with a D-Ring, but you can easily remedy that with these two products. The D-Ring measures 1" x 3.5" and can be used with virtually any tool weighing under 5 lbs.

Check more details: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwmHenW6jY8

 

When you fall, these products will catch you

The fall protection anchor points allow you to attach a variety of fall protection equipment to help. When it comes to fall protection equipment, you don’t want the quick, cheap fix. You’re investing in equipment that will help save your life. You can trust DBI-SALA® equipment to do just that.

The Nano-Lok™ Twin-Leg Quick Connect SRL (Self Retracting Lifeline) is a lightweight option that connects quickly to your harness but stays out of the way until you need it. Tension is always kept on the lifeline and workers donning the Nano-Lok™ are stopped within inches from falling at low heights.

Nano-Lok™ Twin-Leg Quick Connect SRL (Self Retracting Lifeline)

The Nano-Lok™ Edge Twin-Leg Quick Connect Self Retracting Lifeline - Cable is a self-retracting lifeline (SRL) that helps prevent falls at height. Designed specifically for foot level tie-off and sharp edge applications, workers using this product are able to tie-off easily and safely.

In emergency and rescue situations, the Rollgliss R550 Rescue and Descent Device 100' can help you in assisted rescues, emergency escapes, and custom rescues. This device is the most compact and easy-to-use design on the market and features a 3/8” static kernmantle rope that connects to a bi-directional operation hub.

Check more details: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vI8nJZ82BU

When you’re working in an area without the continuum horizontal anchorage point you need, the Sayfline Synthetic Horizontal Lifeline System is a must. This horizontal lifeline will help you create a stable environment. Falling from heights has been the main source of injury and death in the workplace for over 20 years, and these systems can help prevent fatal accidents. The Sayfline fits conveniently in a storage bag and is available in either 60’ or 80’ lengths. It can accommodate up to two workers and requires no special tools to install.

You can learn more about DBI-SALA’s safety equipment here!

No matter the job, you can trust us to help you find the best equipment. Our staff have been working in the entertainment industry for years, using the same equipment you use every day. If you’re not sure which product or bundle is right for your work, you can always reach out to us. We’re here to help!




Kayleigh DeMace
Kayleigh DeMace

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