Any dropping object poses great danger. A tool falling from a considerable height endangers people’s lives and can also damage other objects. Falling tools will increase your cost of production, workers compensation claims and cost of new tools and equipment. Tool tethers are the most effective way of safeguarding your employees, their tools and the worksite in general.
Today, as usual I was seated, bags put away and still had 40 minutes before we pushed back. Unlike most days, out my window was a crew of 10 performing maintenance on a jet bridge at the gate next to mine. The crew had people on top of the jet bridge, below it and even operating 2 hoists. As an ISEA committee member responsible for developing standards for PPE, safety equipment, tool lanyards and tethers, I watched the team go to work with more interest than probably anyone else on the plane. For anyone working at height, it was quite the show indeed.
Congratulations to the NSC 2018 new product best in show winners! Look out, we’ll be on that podium next year!
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